Eric G. Serron

Washington, DC

Eric Serron is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits area. Eric provides advice and counsel to clients regarding their obligations under Title I of ERISA, including compliance with ERISA's fiduciary responsibility provisions and prohibited transaction rules. He also litigates cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty in the management or administration of defined contribution plans (including 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, and ESOPs), defined benefit plans, and welfare plans, and represent clients in cases raising questions of ERISA preemption of state law.

Eric is currently an adjunct professor with the Georgetown University LLM program and speaks frequently on employee benefits matters. Prior to joining Steptoe, he served as a trial attorney in the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Office of the Solicitor, US Department of Labor, where he represented the Secretary of Labor in complex fiduciary litigation arising under ERISA. Following law school graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues