Christopher J. Rillo

Partner

Christopher Rillo

San Francisco

P: +1.415.291.6257
F: +1.415.291.6357
  • Representation of steel manufacturer in class action litigation alleging failure to provide retiree health benefits after acquisition.
  • Representation of international contracting firm in enforcement action by California Division of Fair Labor Standards alleging violations of state statute for failure to provide employment benefits.
  • Representation of major communications company and its plan fiduciaries in action alleging that plan fiduciaries breached their fiduciary duties by permitting plan to invest in company stock and thereafter failing to divest the plan of such stock.
  • Representation of ESOP fiduciaries of manufacturing firm in litigation alleging statutory violations based on sale and structuring of company to permit funders of plan to hold favorable preferred stock, which allegedly looted company. Faced with summary judgment motion, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case in exchange only for a waiver of costs.
  • Representation of legacy pension plan sponsor in action alleging statutory violations from conversion of traditional pension plan to cash balance arrangement.
  • Representation of major aerospace corporation pension plan sponsor in action alleging statutory violations from conversion of traditional pension plan to cash balance arrangement.
  • Representation of major aerospace corporation pension plan sponsor in action alleging statutory violations relating to plan’s 401(k) fees and purportedly imprudent investment options.
  • Representation of major financial institution against claims that plan fiduciaries breached their fiduciary duties by permitting plan to invest in company stock and by subsequently failing to divest the plan of such stock.
  • Representation of plan fiduciaries of state teachers’ union placed in receivership in action by a national teachers’ labor organization alleging that fiduciaries violated their duties by permitting benefit trust to fund long term disability and health benefits.
  • Representation of energy pipeline company in action alleging that company violated their statutory duties by converting defined benefit plan to cash balance arrangement.
  • Representation of union trustee of multi-employer plan against charges that he committed statutory violations in his duties.
  • Representation of major corporation in action alleging statutory violations relating to plan’s 401(k) fees and purportedly imprudent investment options.