June 10, 2014

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Amanda S. Amert and Craig C. Martin examine the future of the 40-year-old Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  The authors analyze the implications of the recent petition for a writ of certiorari in Edmonson v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, a case that “underscores the substantial uncertainty that continues to surround the statute despite the significant judicial interpretation the federal courts have applied to its provisions over the last 40 years.”  They explain the issues in Edmonson, the lower court’s ruling and what is at stake if the Supreme Court intervenes.