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McBride PC is a pension litigation firm in Los Angeles — with cases nationwide.

We handle pension and benefits (ERISA) litigation for large employee groups and classes. We also handle benefits-related bankruptcy adversary proceedings and related Constitutional law challenges for employee groups.


Evidence Driven.

Litigation is discovering the truth, and cases are won or lost based on the evidence presented. In ERISA cases, we work hard to identify and uncover evidence of self-dealing.  Self dealing is a siren call that a great many investment managers cannot ignore–and this always harms the plan’s returns. We focus intently on developing this evidence to ensure victory for our clients.


Personal Attention.

Our advantage over other large firms is our approach to cases. We dedicate ourselves to every aspect of the case and don’t rely on junior associates to research, write, and argue for us.

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Cost Effective.

There’s no reason to pay hefty costs to firms when you can obtain equal or better quality litigation work from McBride Law PC at a fraction of the cost than our opponents.

Case Studies

Commercial litigation cases are won based on deep research of applicable facts that tell a story of liability. The following are examples of our litigation work across various areas of our commercial litigation practice:

Union Litigation.

We represented 1,200 United Parcel Service pilots in decertification from the Teamsters Union and launched a new union. After involving the FBI to observe organizing efforts, we won.

Pension Litigation.

We won a $42 million pension increase for 743 retired United Airlines Pilots in ESOP appeal to Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp (PBGC), the largest pension increase for any employee group in 20 years.

ESOP Litigation.

We represented 1,500 United Airlines Pilots in litigation and advisory work to stop the employee stock option plan proposed by UAL. We found bribes to executives and stopped the deal.

Constitutional Law.

We represented a healthcare sharing company in successful lobby work in Texas, Montana, and Arizona involving the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s religious exemption.

Unfair Competition.

We worked as co-counsel with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, and represented a mid-sized software company in an unfair competition claim against IBM. The case settled for $14.25 million.

Derivative Litigation.

We represented a mid-sized hospital against Citibank to recover $12 million in derivative-based investment losses. We settled the case for $7.5 million early in litigation.

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401k Plan Litigation


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Adversary Proceeding Litigation in Bankruptcy


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Why choose McBride PC?

McBride PC is a professional corporation founded by president Kevin McBride. Kevin’s methodologies effectively represent businesses and groups in litigations against large corporate entities, including United Airlines, Ameritrade, Federated Department Stores, Ikon Office Solutions, Citibank, Bank of America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, IBM, Novell, and Federal Express (FedEx).

Our cases historically involve ERISA litigation and complex business litigation, including financial derivatives, securities, pensions, and intellectual property. McBride PC has developed skills in complex document management systems typical for significant cases with large document sets. Based on his experience and successful background, Kevin also assisted in drafting the e-Discovery rules for the 2008 amendment to the California Rules of Civil Procedure.

Kevin McBride is a member of the State Bar of California and the Utah State Bar. He is admitted into three California US District Courts (Central, Southern, and Northern), the US District Court for the District of Utah, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. McBride holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Utah and a JD from the University of Utah College of Law, where he served on the Utah Law Review. He is also a member of the Federalist Society and the Federal Bar Association.

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