Overview

Kevin L. Wright specializes in representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, most notably in the area of employee benefits and benefit plans. He has specific expertise about multiemployer pension and welfare plans, serving as plan counsel and counseling employers on the interplay of collective bargaining and withdrawal liability and on the following laws:

  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Taft-Hartley Act
  • The Pension Protection Act
  • The Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act

Kevin also offers advice regarding benefits administration and ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance.

Additionally, Kevin represents plan administrators and employers in benefits-related litigation, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, withdrawal liability assessments and claims under the Pension Protection Act. He also assists employers with audits before - and in benefits-related litigation against - the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service and serves as co-general counsel for a national jointly-trusteed multiemployer pension and health benefits plan with over $5 billion in assets.

Kevin works with the following types of employers:

  • Wholesale food manufacturers
  • Food retailers
  • Logistics companies
  • Warehousing companies
  • Transportation companies

A frequent speaker before business and professional associations throughout the country Kevin writes extensively on a variety of labor and employee benefits topics. He is the former Office Managing Shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Washington, D.C., office

Previously, Kevin was an associate in the labor and employment practice of another firm in Washington, D.C.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

Avoiding Employee and Fringe Benefit Landmines

Tysons Corner, VA

December 13, 2018

The Top 10 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Issues in 2017

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Collective Bargaining Strategies in a Challenging Economic & Regulatory Environment

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1984cum laude

Bar Admission

Virginia
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland