June 03, 2022

For the first year, Chambers USA has recognized Mary Bortscheller, a partner in Cohen Milstein’s Employee Benefits/ERISA practice as a “Top Ranked” individual attorney in the area of ERISA Litigation (2022).

Ms. Bortscheller is a hands-on, strategic litigator, who was named a Law360 “Rising Star” in 2019, recognizing lawyers under the age of 40 whose professional accomplishments transcend their age.

Ms. Bortscheller has been involved in a series of groundbreaking cases involving employer-sponsored defined benefit plans known as “church plans,” where non-profit health care systems in the United States claim their benefit plans are exempt from ERISA regulation under the church plan exemption. Ms. Bortscheller also represents employees in litigation involving 401(k) plans and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in complex breach of fiduciary duty litigation under ERISA.

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Washington, DC-based partner Mary Bortscheller regularly represents ESOP and pension plan participants and beneficiaries in ERISA disputes.

"Mary is tremendous. Her areas of expertise are ERISA and class action litigation. She has incredible judgment and is really an excellent individual to work with."