Overview

Daniel W. Srsic is highly-knowledgeable in benefits litigation and has appeared in more than 100 court cases involving employee benefit disputes, such as benefit claims, fiduciary duties and disputes regarding collectively bargained benefits.

Daniel's benefits practice also extends to pre-dispute representation of plan sponsors and fiduciaries.  He brings a litigation perspective to the evaluation of potential changes to collectively bargained retiree health benefits, which has proved to be a valuable addition at the bargaining table. In recent years, he also has led strategic litigation against state regulators to protect welfare benefit plans from interference barred by Employee Retirement Income Security Act preemption.

Daniel dedicates approximately half of his caseload to labor and employment law matters arising under both federal and state laws.  He represents employers in claims of:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodations
  • Harassment

He also regularly counsels clients regarding compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Daniel is a leader in the firm's Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group.

In law school, Daniel was associate editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal, in which an article he wrote was published.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor Law Section

Ohio Bar Association

Member

Labor Law Section

Columbus Bar Association

Member

Employee Benefits Subcommittee, Labor Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Life, Health and Disability Committee

DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2020

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Columbus

The Best Lawyers in America©

2013

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2017 Hot Topics in Employment & Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 2, 2017

ERISA Disability: Hot Button Topics

2015 Eastern Claims Conference - Excellence Through Education, New York, NY

February 24, 2015

Regulatory Impacts on Administering Wellness Programs

Health Action Council Ohio, Columbus, OH

January 29, 2015

ERISA Benefit Claims

Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland, OH

July 23, 2014

ERISA Benefit Claims

Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, OH

July 16, 2014

Conducting Lawful Investigations: An Interactive Program for Internal Investigators

Columbus, OH

September 12, 2013

Benefit Plan Administration and Litigation in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Decision in CIGNA v. Amara

June 3, 2011

New York Benefits Summit

New York, NY

February 10, 2011

2010 Employment Law Update

Columbus, OH

April 28, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1991summa cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

Ohio