Emily Seymour Costin, Esq.

Emily Seymour Costin, Esq.

Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

Emily Seymour Costin leads the firm’s ERISA Litigation practice. She regularly represents employers, plan sponsors, insurers, and fiduciaries in litigation over benefits and fiduciary matters under ERISA, including those involving investments, fees, and employer stock in defined contribution plans, pension benefit calculations, benefit termination, and health benefits. She also represents several of the country’s largest health insurers in disputes with medical providers over reimbursement from ERISA plans and recoupment of overpayments. Emily has a track record of advising diverse groups of clients in other disputes involving employment, securities,
health care, insurance, contracts, and professional malpractice. She’s experienced in managing administrative claims and appeals, responding to government audits, investigations, and subpoenas, and counsels clients on ERISA fiduciary best practices and other litigation avoidance strategies.

Emily is listed in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America© for her ERISA litigation work and has been named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in employee benefits. She’s a frequent commentator and contributing author for publications such as Plan Sponsor, Plan Advisor, Pensions & Investments, Law360, and BenefitsPro.

Emily is a national co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and participates on the firm’s Diversity Steering Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of Breast Care for Washington, a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to medical screenings and treatment to all women in D.C. regardless of their ability to pay.