Rene E. Thorne is the Office Managing Shareholder of the New Orleans, Louisiana office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice covers the full range of employee benefit litigation matters, including representation of employers, plans, plan fiduciaries, and trustees. In that regard, she has handled numerous ERISA class actions for clients such as Nortel Networks, Target, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Owens Healthcare, United Airlines ESOP Committee, Dunbar Armored, United Companies, Benefits Administration Corporation, and Beverly Enterprises. Ms. Thorne also has handled benefits and employment matters for such clients as for Alcatel-Lucent, Raytheon, Pfizer, Omega Protein, The Hartford, Northwest Airlines, Amtrak, United Airlines, Turner Industries, Starwood Hotels, and Sempra Energy. Ms. Thorne has been retained as an expert in complex ERISA breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction, and cash balance cases. Ms. Thorne has been qualified and testified as an expert on ERISA matters in federal court.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
• Selected for inclusion in 2010 Louisiana Super Lawyers