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Megan E. Troy

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5832
Fax: (312) 460-7832
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Ms. Troy is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of management in the area of Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) litigation, including class action and multi-plaintiff litigation.

Her ERISA and employee benefits litigation experience includes representing employers in multiemployer withdrawal liability assessments; pension, disability and retiree health care benefit claims; breach of fiduciary duty claims; cash balance plan claims; and “stock drop” claims.

In addition to her ERISA and employee benefits litigation experience, Ms. Troy also has experience in the field of labor relations law.  She represents clients in unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance and interest arbitrations, and Section 301 litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Troy served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.  She was responsible for drafting bench memoranda on a variety of issues, including breaches of ERISA fiduciary duties and ERISA surety bond issuer liability.

While completing her LL.M. degree, she served as a extern with the IRS Division of Employee Plans, where she developed national training materials for IRS examination agents regarding tax-qualified retirement plans in controlled groups.  The materials instructed agents on how to identify whether plan sponsors are members of a controlled group and the impact on a plan’s qualified status.

While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Annette K. Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court where she was responsible for drafting bench memoranda regarding the constitutionality of the Wisconsin Family or Medical Leave Act.

Ms. Troy is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of management in the area of Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) litigation, including class action and multi-plaintiff litigation.

Her ERISA and employee benefits litigation experience includes representing employers in multiemployer withdrawal liability assessments; pension, disability and retiree health care benefit claims; breach of fiduciary duty claims; cash balance plan claims; and “stock drop” claims.

In addition to her ERISA and employee benefits litigation experience, Ms. Troy also has experience in the field of labor relations law.  She represents clients in unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance and interest arbitrations, and Section 301 litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Troy served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.  She was responsible for drafting bench memoranda on a variety of issues, including breaches of ERISA fiduciary duties and ERISA surety bond issuer liability.

While completing her LL.M. degree, she served as a extern with the IRS Division of Employee Plans, where she developed national training materials for IRS examination agents regarding tax-qualified retirement plans in controlled groups.  The materials instructed agents on how to identify whether plan sponsors are members of a controlled group and the impact on a plan’s qualified status.

While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Annette K. Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court where she was responsible for drafting bench memoranda regarding the constitutionality of the Wisconsin Family or Medical Leave Act.

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (2010)
    in Taxation, Certificate in Employee Benefits
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School (2009)
  • B.A., Denison University (2005)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Presentations and Publications

  • "Withdrawal Liability Update And Discussion of New PBGC Rulemaking," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 20, 2016)
  • “Look Before You Leap: How Calm is the Water in a “Hybrid” Pool?,” Benefits Magazine (June 2014)
  • "Withdrawal Liability -- 2013 Year-End Report for Employers," Webinar (December 12, 2013)
  • AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion: The Effect of Class Action Waivers on Disputes Arising under ERISA, Benefits Law Journal, Vo. 26, No. 4 (Winter 2013).
  • “Private Equity Funds and Withdrawal Liability,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (July 26, 2013).
  • “Seventh Circuit Holds That Amara Allows Recovery Of Money Damages Under ERISA Section 502(a)(3),” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 18, 2013).
  • “Court Declines To Follow Amara Dicta On Surcharge And Denies Plaintiff’s Claim For Reimbursement For Denied Medical Procedure Under ERISA § 502(a)(3),” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 14, 2013).
  • "Sixth Circuit Affirms Decision Finding Entities With Any Control Over Funds Are Fiduciaries," ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Sept. 13, 2012).
  • “Third Circuit Applies Deferential Standard of Review When Plan Administrator Interprets Ambiguous Plan Provisions; Rejects Principle of Contra Proferentem,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 31, 2012).
  • “Sixth Circuit Rejects Alternative-Investment Theory for Measuring Damages in Stock-Drop Case, Holds Plaintiff Benefitting from Alleged Fiduciary Breach Cannot Proceed,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 29, 2012).
  • “Moench Presumption Is Here To Stay: Two Appellate Courts Affirm Dismissal of Stock Drop Cases At Pleadings Stage,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 16, 2012).
  • “Plaintiffs Seek Reinstatement And Reimbursement As ‘Equitable’ Remedies,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 5, 2012).
  • “Relying on Dukes, Court Denies Class Certification in ERISA Stock Drop Case,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 29, 2011).
  • “District Court Finds Vested Lifetime Retiree Health Care Benefits,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Sept. 9, 2011).
  • “Seventh Circuit Sides With Employer in Retiree Health Care ERISA Case,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Sept. 2, 2011).
  • “Class Certification Granted In Tribune Company ESOP Case,” ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 20, 2011).