ERISA Expert Services, LLC ("EES") was founded by Joseph A. Garofolo to provide expert witness and independent fiduciary services. Mr. Garofolo has been involved in a variety of fiduciary engagements, including those relating to multiemployer plans. He is also an attorney with extensive transactional and litigation experience in the field of employee benefits. Mr. Garofolo was recognized as a 2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer.
Mr. Garofolo's industry experience as a fiduciary, knowledge of employee benefit plans, and courtroom communication skills qualify him to serve as a testifying expert regarding a broad range of issues relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"). He has been retained as a testifying expert in federal and state court litigation. His expert witness qualifications are bolstered by the recognitions that he has received as an attorney.
EES provides independent fiduciary services relating to retirement plans and health and welfare arrangements. Mr. Garofolo has served as a fiduciary and is an experienced ERISA attorney. Having represented parties in complex litigation, including class actions, Mr. Garofolo's ERISA litigation experience makes EES particularly suited to evaluate settlements in accordance with Department of Labor Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2003-39.