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Ian M. Grecco

Senior Counsel

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Commercial litigation attorney representing and advising clients in ERISA matters and all stages of litigation.

Ian is part of the firm’s ERISA litigation team that represents multiemployer trust funds in matters in arbitration and federal courts throughout the country. He leads and assists in litigating withdrawal liability claims relating to:
  • Controlled group liability
  • The building and construction industry exemption
  • Successor liability
  • Asset sales/stock sales
In addition, Ian handles delinquency matters relating to:
  • Alter ego/single employer liability
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Audit findings
Prior to joining Tucker Arensberg, Ian worked at a healthcare litigation defense firm where he assisted in all stages of litigation in the area of medical malpractice. During law school, Ian completed internships with the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA and the Honorable David N. Wecht of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Representative Experience

  • First-chair trial attorney in a delinquency matter and obtained a district court’s award of nearly $1.4 million.
  • Member of trial team who obtained a district court’s affirmation of an arbitrator’s award in favor of a pension fund for $78 million in an action against an employer who made a transaction to evade or avoid withdrawal liability.
  • Assisted in litigating many withdrawal liability claims relating to the building and construction industry exemption and successor liability.
  • Negotiated dozens of settlements and assisted in drafting agreements in various ERISA matters.
  • Resolved disputes relating to the proper beneficiaries of pension benefits.
  • Counseled clients in navigating issues relating to common ownership of entities.

Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD),
  • Staff Editor, Duquesne Law Review
  • Dean's Scholar Recipient
  • CALI Excellence for Future Award – Health Care Organization and Finance
Mercyhurst University (BA),
  • Mercyhurst Intelligence Studies Award for Academic Excellence
  • Alumni Recognition Award
  • Member of DII Wrestling Team, Academic All-American

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

Presentations and Professional Affiliations

  • 2023 IUPAT Professionals Forum, Speaker
    • “Withdrawal Liability: Double Breasting”
  • National Trial Advocacy College 2023, Participant
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member of Civil Litigation Section, Health Law Section, and Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association, Member

Education

Duquesne University School of Law (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Staff Editor, Duquesne Law Review
  • Dean's Scholar Recipient
  • CALI Excellence for Future Award – Health Care Organization and Finance
Mercyhurst University (BA, summa cum laude)
  • Mercyhurst Intelligence Studies Award for Academic Excellence
  • Alumni Recognition Award
  • Member of DII Wrestling Team, Academic All-American

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

Presentations and Professional Affiliations

  • 2023 IUPAT Professionals Forum, Speaker
    • “Withdrawal Liability: Double Breasting”
  • National Trial Advocacy College 2023, Participant
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member of Civil Litigation Section, Health Law Section, and Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association, Member

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