Nicholas J. Pappas is a partner in Weil's Employment Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Pappas's practice covers the full spectrum of complex ERISA and employment litigation matters. He focuses primarily on the defense of ERISA class actions challenging the administration of health care benefit plans, 401(k) plans and defined benefit plans. In these matters he regularly litigates and counsels on sophisticated legal issues arising in ERISA litigation, including preemption, standing, exhaustion, fiduciary status, disclosure obligations, withdrawal liability, plan termination, and benefit accrual. Mr. Pappas also litigates and counsels on the full range of class and complex actions arising in the workplace, including antidiscrimination laws, enforcement of non-competition agreements, executive terminations, military leave, plant closings, disability, family leave, union organizing, and enforcement of non-competition agreements.
In 2012, Mr. Pappas was recognized by Human Resources Executive Magazine and Lawdragon as one of the "Top 20 Lawyers in Employee Benefits," and in 2011 was recognized by Human Resources Executive as one of 40 Up-and-Coming Corporate Employment Lawyers. He frequently writes and lectures on ERISA and employment-related topics, and since 1994 has co-authored the Employment Law column in the New York Law Journal.