Benefits Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

By Irene Spezzamonte (February 23, 2022, 2:02 PM EST) -- Mayer Brown LLP scored several wins this past year defending clients who had been accused of mismanaging pension plans, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Benefits Groups of the Year.

One of Mayer Brown's most significant wins came in April 2021, when the Ninth Circuit unanimously dismissed claims that Northrop Grumman Corp. breached its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The panel found that Northrop was not liable under ERISA for allegedly not monitoring benefit miscalculations made by its plan administrator, Hewitt Associates LLC, now known as Alight Solutions LLC.

The chair of the firm's ERISA...

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