Jeffrey Huvelle is a litigator who focuses on ERISA and employment discrimination. He has won 15 consecutive employment discrimination suits tried to a verdict before a jury or the court. Consistently ranked by Chambers as one of the nation’s top ERISA litigators, he has represented IBM, Verizon, UTC and GE in major ERISA class actions. Mr. Huvelle recently secured the first court order correcting a scrivener’s error in an ERISA plan.
He successfully defended IBM’s cash balance plan against age claims in Cooper v. IBM Personal Pension Plan, 457 F.3d 636 (7th Cir. 2006), perhaps the most significant benefits case in the country in recent years, and he defended Verizon’s cash balance plan against similar age claims in the 2nd Circuit. He has handled major class actions asserting fiduciary duty claims involving 401(k) plans, including stock drop claims brought against GE and fees/expenses claims against UTC. He has defended numerous suits seeking plan benefits on behalf of workers classified as independent contractors.