Fired King & Spalding Atty Loses Benefit Interference Claim

By Ryan Boysen (May 27, 2022, 3:09 PM EDT) -- King & Spalding LLP did not fire a former associate in order to cheat him out of $20,000 in 401(k) contributions, a New York federal judge has ruled, ending his lengthy wrongful termination case.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni ruled Thursday that David Joffe had failed to prove that King & Spalding violated the Employment Retirement Income Security Act by firing him just as a $20,000 401(k) employer match was about to vest.

"Joffe fails to offer even a scintilla of evidence that anyone at K&S ever considered the pension contribution as part of the severance negotiations or in crafting the...

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