A Massachusetts district court recently ordered defendants in an ERISA fiduciary breach case to produce certain communications with their in-house and outside counsel, rejecting defendants’ argument that the communications occurred in the context of attorneys advising a 401(k) plan’s sponsor and fiduciaries as to their potential fiduciary liability. In re GE ERISA Litig., 2022
Sojung ("Bridget") Jeong is an associate in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the firm’s ERISA Complex Litigation and International Employment groups.
Bridget defends employers in state and federal courts, in class action or single plaintiff matters, involving claims for wage and hour violations, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unfair competition. Bridget maintains an active ERISA litigation docket defending single plaintiff benefit claims and class action breach of fiduciary duty matters. She is litigating the latest wave of ERISA fee class actions and is now involved in motion practice, class certification battles, and discovery issues.
Bridget further provides advice and counseling on international employment law matters, including advising international clients on U.S. labor and employment law and advising U.S. employers on international vaccination policies.
While attending law school, Bridget was Managing Editor of the Texas International Law Journal and participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Prior to joining the firm, Bridget clerked for the Honorable Carmen Messano, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Second Circuit Revives Share-Class Claim in NYU Retirement Plan Class Action
In Sacerdote v. New York University, a class of university employees who participated in Defendant’s 403(b) plans brought ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims against Defendant, challenging the administration of its retirement plans. The district court dismissed two claims and proceeded to a bench trial on the remainder, and ultimately found in favor of…