Gottesdiener Law Firm is one of the country's premier plaintiffs' pension class action law firms, representing current and former employees in lawsuits brought under ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the federal law protecting the rights of current and former employees in their company's employee benefit plans.
“Plaintiffs selected remarkable, talented . . . counsel . . . practicing at a level that few attain." -- Judge Sandra S. Beckwith, Moody v. The Turner Corp., 07-cv-00692 (S.D. Ohio).
“[T]his case took a lot of careful lawyering on the part of [Class Counsel] to both prepare the case but also persuade this Court, who at various points in time had views that were not supportive initially of the plaintiff's views, but then became supported through the substantive efforts of [Class Counsel]. This is a case where, in my view, the lawyering was particularly critical to the outcome because it was the clarity, the preparation, the depths, the smartness of the lawyering that resulted in the recovery for the class"; it's . . . unusual in the amount of dedication, attention to detail, and vigor of representation." -- Judge Katherine Forrest, Osberg v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 07 Civ. 1358 (S.D.N.Y.)
“[The class] should take . . . no small amount of satisfaction in the quality of the representation that [it] received." "[T]he . . . representation here by plaintiffs' counsel was outstanding." -- Chief Judge William M. Conley, Johnson v. Meriter Health Serv. Employee Retirement Plan, 10-cv-00426-wmc (W.D. Wis.).
“Although “[t]he case was exceedingly difficult and complex,” because of “Class Counsel’s tenacity and commitment,” “Counsel achieved an exceptional recovery.” - Judge J. Paul Oetken, Laurent v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, No. 06 Civ. 2280 (S.D.N.Y.).
Over the past 20 years, GLF, headed by trial lawyer and ERISA class action specialist Eli Gottesdiener, has successfully prosecuted cases against some of the largest pension and 401(k) plans in the country and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the affected participants. The Firm has brought a number of innovative, precedent-setting cases, including one that The New York Times said was potentially "one of the most significant brought in the 25 years since Congress enacted the [ERISA statute]."
Past successes include cases brought against Foot Locker, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Colgate-Palmolive and New York Life for having underpaid former employees the pensions they were due.