Matt Deffebach and Melissa Goodman in the Texas Lawyer: Haynes and Boone Sticks to the Plan


Facing the possibility of having to pay twice the benefits available under an Employee Retirement Income Security Act-regulated pension plan, Marathon Oil Corp. turned to Haynes and Boone, LLP's labor and employment practice group for help.

Dallas Partner Melissa Goodman defended Eileen Campbell, Marathon's plan administrator, in Herring and Herring v. Campbell. Two stepsons of a deceased participant in the plan filed the suit in 2009 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas...

ERISA-related matters are not the only type of litigation Haynes and Boone's labor and employment practice group handles. Houston Partner Matt Deffebach, the group's chairman, says the group also focuses on matters related to wage and hour disputes, traditional labor issues, unfair competition or trade secrets, immigration, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, whistle-blower cases, and leave or Americans With Disabilities Act accommodations.

Excerpted from the Texas Lawyer, August 19, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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