Joseph C. Faucher has been litigating cases in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts since 1988, and is of counsel to the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group. He has litigated a wide range of business and commercial disputes, including unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation claims, real estate syndication disputes, litigation arising out of the purchase and sale of businesses, insurance and surety bond coverage and bad faith claims, professional negligence claims and landlord/tenant disputes.
In recent years, Joe's litigation practice has focused heavily on ERISA and employee benefits matters, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty against retirement plan fiduciaries, claims for benefits against retirement plans, disability insurance plans, health insurance plans and life insurance plans and claims against surety bond companies.
Joe has also represented numerous benefit plan service providers, such as third party administrators, actuaries, registered investment advisers and insurance carriers.
In addition to his litigation practice, Joe actively counsels clients regarding risk management and insurance coverage issues, and, in the employee benefit context, helps clients comply with applicable Department of Labor regulations.
Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a partner of the law firm of Reish & Reicher. He has been named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in the area of employee benefits several years running. He is admitted to practice in California and before all of the U.S. District Courts in the State of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Joe has argued several cases before the California Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.