Kathy Lange has been representing plan fiduciaries and administrators in litigation involving employee benefit claims for more than 20 years. This niche involves navigating the procedural and substantive nuances of ERISA, customarily in federal court. Kathy's clients rely on her to adapt with agility to the ever-changing law developed in these courts, and provide sophisticated analysis and practical advice necessary to negotiate the specialized review standards and procedural labyrinth dictated by ERISA's statutes and regulations. In addition, Kathy’s advice to her clients reflects her understanding of their role as fiduciaries.
Kathy is part of a team of litigators who have represented these clients for many years, often insurance companies in their role of providing group insurance coverage to employers establishing benefits for their employees. Litigation arises not only in the pension benefit arena, but also with respect to benefits such as life insurance, disability, accidental death, and health. Additionally, when statutory compliance, fiduciary duty issues, and interpleader situations arise for these clients, they turn to Womble's team, with their responsiveness and collective knowledge, to meet their needs.