Brian Ortelere > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1111 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20004
United States

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > ERISA litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Brian OrtelereMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ERISA litigation practice has ‘a great track record of success’ in stock-drop litigation, retiree medical class actions and suits challenging stable value fund investments. The team is jointly headed by Brian Ortelere and Jeremy Blumenfeld, who both sit in Philadelphia and are noted as ‘creative thinkers who have pioneered winning defense strategies over the years’. Standout highlights include acting for FMC Corporation and General Cable in a set of fiduciary breach claims, and successfully defending Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation against a putative class action claiming breaches of its collective bargaining agreement. Further, Ortelere and Chicago-based co-head Deborah Davidson secured a full dismissal for Washington University in St. Louis in a 403(b) plan excessive fee claim, and Chicago-based Christopher Boran obtained a dismissal for the University of Pennsylvania in a similar class action. Additionally, Melissa Hill in New York secured a win for the New York City Department of Education in an ERISA withdrawal liability lawsuit involving over $100m in potential damages. Practice leader Grace E. Speights sits in Washington DC.