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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

560 MISSION STREET, SUITE 3100, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2930, USA
Tel:
Work +1 415 397 2823
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Fax +1 415 397 8549
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www.seyfarth.com
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S. Bradley Perkins

Tel:
Work (415) 732-1159
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor & Employment Department; ERISA & Employee Benefits Practice Group

Career

Mr. Perkins focuses his practice in the areas of employee benefits fiduciary advice, litigation under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and litigation involving fraudulent and abusive health care providers. He has represented clients in a wide range of ERISA matters in court and in arbitration, including complex class actions and single-plaintiff lawsuits. He has handled matters involving individual pension and welfare benefit claims, severance pay claims, executive compensation disputes, benefit discrimination, and claims regarding plan design and fiduciary responsibility. In the class action realm, he has defended various types of claims, including claims for benefits and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, including 401(k) fee and proprietary fund litigations.

Mr. Perkins is also a member of the Health Care Fraud & Provider Billing Litigation Specialty Team and has experience representing health care plans and payors in health care reimbursement and provider billing litigation involving claims under ERISA, RICO, and state law, including the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act.

Mr. Perkins serves as a contributing editor to Employee Benefits Law and its annual supplements, and he serves as a Management Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans.

Education

J.D., Th George Washington Law School (2004), George Washington Scholar, The George Washington Law Review Senior Articles Editor, Dean's Fellow; B.A., Duke University, cum laude (2001), graduated with Highest Distinction from the Religion Department


United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation

Within: ERISA litigation

The ERISA litigation team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP experienced considerable growth in 2018 with the addition of San Francisco’s Bradley Perkins, who was formerly a senior counsel at Pacific Maritime Association, and Houston’s Scott Nelson, who joined from Baker McKenzie LLP. In addition to acting on 401(k) fiduciary breach, prohibited transaction and executive top-hat plan cases, the team also works laterally with the firm’s employee benefits lawyers to deploy unique litigation-avoidance strategies. Chicago-based practice co-head Ian Morrison defended a publicly listed paper manufacturer against a claim for breach of collective bargaining agreements. Practice co-leader Amanda Sonneborn in noted for her experience of complex DOL audits, ERISA Section 510 employment discrimination and cash balance plan claims. Also recommended are San Francisco-based Ward Kallstrom and Chicago-based Mark Casciari. University of Chicago, Burroughs and Kaiser Permanente are also among the team's clients.

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