The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is an American federal statute that establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry and provides for extensive rules on the federal income tax effects of transactions associated with employee benefit plans. ERISA was enacted to protect the interests of employee benefit plan participants and their beneficiaries by requiring the disclosure to them of financial and other information concerning the plan; by establishing standards of conduct for plan fiduciaries; and by providing for appropriate remedies and access to the federal courts.

ERISA is sometimes used to refer to the full body of laws regulating employee benefit plans, which are found mainly in the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA itself.

Unfortunately, employee benefit plans are sometimes subjected to fraudulent conduct by corporate management.  Examples of fraudulent or unlawful conduct may include:

  • Insider trading;
  • Waste of corporate assets;
  • Accounting fraud or issuing false and misleading press releases or corporate filings;
  • Discrimination; and
  • Wage and hour violations.

James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC is in a position to investigate and pursue corporate management for abuse of employee benefit plans.  Please advise us of the potential unlawful acts using the form at left or call us.

Please note that submitting your contact information does not create an attorney-client relationship with you. Any such relationship cannot be entered into until we have discussed this matter with you and checked for possible conflicts of interest. We will contact you to gather additional information from you and confirm your interest in this matter.

If you or someone you know has sustained damages relating to any of these investment plans, contact us immediately using the form at left or call at

James A. Dunlap Jr. & Associates LLC
Atlanta, Georgia