Mr. Ian H. Morrison has extensive experience representing employers, employee benefit plans, and fiduciaries in a broad range of employment and employee benefits litigation. He has successfully handled litigation at all stages — from pre-lawsuit negotiation and evaluation through trials and appeal. Mr. Morrison is admitted to practice in Illinois as well as before multiple federal district courts, courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Morrison focuses his practice in the area of litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). He has successfully handled numerous high-stakes ERISA class actions for Fortune 500 companies. Many of Mr. Morrison’s ERISA cases have resulted in leading and often-cited court decisions.
He has handled a wide range of ERISA matters in court and in arbitration, including individual pension and welfare benefit claims, severance pay claims, executive compensation disputes, class action claims regarding plan design, and class action claims regarding plan administration and fiduciary responsibility.
The Seyfarth Shaw ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group, which Mr. Morrison co-chairs is recognized by Chambers Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading ERISA litigation practice groups in the nation. In addition, Mr. Morrison is a frequent speaker and commentator on ERISA and employee benefits litigation matters, and a contributor to the leading treatise in the area, Employee Benefits Law.
- J.D., Washington University in St. Louis (1995)
- B.A,, University of Chicago (1992)
- American Bar Association
- Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Employment Discrimination and Employee Benefits)
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