B.A., M.A., J.D. cum laude, University of Wisconsin.

Eric Serron is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, with more than 30 years of experience in the employee benefits area. Eric advises 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 represents clients in cases raising questions of ERISA preemption of state law.

Eric is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He has been designated by The Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer” in ERISA Litigation since 2017, and as a “recommended” attorney in ERISA Litigation since 2009. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for ERISA Litigation since 2012, in Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law since 2013, in Washington, DC Super Lawyers for Employee Benefits since 2016, and in Chambers USA, Nationwide: ERISA Litigation since 2016.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Eric served as a trial attorney in the Plan Benefits Security Division of the U.S. 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.