Michelle Yau & Kai Richter Top Ranked ERISA Litigators by Chambers USA 2024

Chambers USA

June 13, 2024

Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2024) has ranked Michelle Yau, chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits/ERISA practice, and Kai Richter, of counsel, in the firm’s Employee Benefits/ERISA practice as among the best in the nation for ERISA Litigation: Plaintiffs – Nationwide.

Here’s what Chambers USA says:

Band 1 – Michelle Yau is a highly regarded litigator who is skilled in representing plaintiffs in ERISA class actions. “Michelle is incredibly smart and very thoughtful. She is a breath of fresh air and always easy to work with.”

Band 1 – Minneapolis-based Kai Richter has a strong track record of representing pension and ESOP plan participants in complex ERISA class actions.

In addition, Chambers USA ranked Cohen Milstein’s Employee Benefits/ERISA practice one of the top practices in the nation.

Band 1 – ERISA Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is highly regarded for its representation of plaintiffs in ERISA class actions. The firm is regularly sought out to represent plan participants and beneficiaries in a range of ERISA claims including breach of fiduciary duty. “Cohen Milstein are first rate. Their lawyers understand the bigger picture of cases and I enjoy working with them.”

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC successfully represented the participants and beneficiaries of the Wells Fargo 401(k) plan in an ERISA class action lawsuit, achieving a $32.4 million settlement.