Smith Moore Leatherwood ERISA Practice Rated One of Busiest in U.S.

February 11, 2009

Firm ranks seventh nationally in number of cases in one-year period

GREENVILLE, SC – February 11, 2009 – The 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac has identified the ERISA practice of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP as one of the nation’s ten busiest.  The firm, with offices in Atlanta, Greenville, SC, and Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC, ranked seventh among firms retained as litigation counsel for organizations and businesses facing claims under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act).

Smith Moore Leatherwood’s ERISA and Life Insurance Litigation Team is comprised of attorneys who regularly represent life, health and disability insurance companies and ERISA plan fiduciaries. In addition to claims brought under ERISA, the members of the team defend insurers and employers in a broad variety of actions, including those brought under federal and state RICO statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, class actions, discriminatory underwriting claims, actions involving allegations of agent misconduct, and breach of contract claims for the recovery of life, accidental death, disability and health insurance benefits.

The annual Law360 Litigation Almanac is a comprehensive report of litigation trends in the United States, including market share for more than 360 firms in ten major practice areas.  With data culled from over 500,000 federal cases and input from more than 200 participating law firms, the 300-page report presents over 10,000 data points across 60 separate rankings and tables.  For more information, visit

About Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Tracing its roots to 1919, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP counsels clients throughout the Southeast, the nation and abroad. Recognized for a personal commitment to solving complex legal issues, Smith Moore attorneys bring a passion for excellence, teamwork and innovation to their representation of clients in over 80 practice areas and industry groups. Smith Moore has more than 180 attorneys practicing out of offices in Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Greensboro, NC, Wilmington, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA. 

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