Charles (“Chuck”) Dyke leads the firm’s ERISA Litigation practice. His experience includes defending complex breach of fiduciary duty claims, litigating pension plan termination cases, and handling appellate matters. Chuck also has significant experience litigating other complex commercial cases. He has been recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” each year since 2007 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Chuck speaks and writes on ERISA litigation topics.
I defend sponsors and fiduciaries in ERISA litigation, evaluate and prosecute claims on behalf of fiduciaries and plans against service providers, evaluate and defend liability claims under complex legacy benefit programs, and litigate complex business cases.
I have handled or participated in ERISA and other appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.
For the first two years of my legal career, I worked as a staff attorney at the PBGC on the agency’s Early Warning Program legal team. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, I was a partner with Thelen LLP.
Ignites | March 27, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment counsel Charles Dyke is quoted in this article about recent 401(k)-fee cases surviving motions to dismiss.
Law360 | January 20, 2016
San Francisco counsel and leader of the ERISA Litigation team Chuck Dyke discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that a retirement plan cannot sue under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for reimbursement of medical expenses from a third-party settlement that a plan participant has already spent.
Benefits Alert | 04.08.16
NP Privacy Partner | 03.11.16
ERISA Litigation Alert | 05.20.15
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., Managing Editor, DePaul Law Review
University of Maryland, B.S.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Chuck was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Litigation - ERISA. Charles has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2013.
Chuck has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine since 2007 in the area of commercial litigation.