The US Supreme Court recently agreed to review the Eighth Circuit’s decision in Thole v. US Bank, in which the Eighth Circuit held that participants in an overfunded defined benefit pension plan lack standing to sue for fiduciary breaches under ERISA. The Supreme Court’s decision in this case—the third ERISA case accepted by the
Brigid McCarthy focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters. During law school, Brigid competed on the Julius H. Miner Moot Court and participated in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. She served as a judicial extern for the Hon. William J. Bauer of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a judicial intern for the Hon. Michael T. Mason of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also interned at the Office of General Counsel to the Illinois Governor. Read Brigid McCarthy's full bio.