Christopher A. Weals focuses his practice on complex employee benefits litigation. He represents employers and fiduciaries in class action and multiplaintiff suits involving breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transactions, retiree medical benefits, and denial of benefits. In addition, Cris counsels employers on a range of employment law issues and handles individual employment discrimination cases in federal court, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.
In 2014, Cris helped secure US Supreme Court review of a retiree medical benefit case, Tackett v. M&G Polymers, challenging the “Yard-Man” presumption. In 2006, Cris successfully defended US Airways in the first post-Enron “stock drop” case to go to trial.
He also publishes articles on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)–related issues, including retiree medical, and speaks to organizations such as the American Bar Association, ALI-ABA, and the Washington chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher A. Weals