Nos. 13-2504-cv(L), 13-2509-cv(con).

753 F.3d 361 (2014)

G. Kenneth COULTER, John Siefken, Gregory Major, Michael Chieko, Eli Mond, John Sudolsky, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Carolyn Egan, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Celeste Martinez, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, Elena Ramos, Alvin Saini, Plaintiffs, v. MORGAN STANLEY & CO. INCORPORATED, Morgan Stanley, The Investment Committee of the Morgan Stanley 401(K) Plan, The Morgan Stanley Global Director of Human Resources, John J. Mack, Karen Jamesley, Walid A. Chammah, Charles Chasin, James P. Gorman, Ellyn A. McColgan, Michael J. Petrick, Michael Rankowitz, Michael T. Cunningham, R. Bradford Evans, Kirsten Feldman, Edmund C. Puckhaber, William B. Smith, John Does Defendants 1-10, Thomas C. Schneider, Richard Portogallo, Neil A. Shear, Cordell G. Spencer, Caitlin Long, Zoe Cruz, John Doe, 1-30, John Does 1-10, Unknown Members of the Management Defendants, John Does 11-20, Unknown Members of the Investment Committee, John Does 21-30, Unknown Members of the Plan Administrator Defendants, Defendants-Appellees, Roy J. Bostock, Erskine B. Bowles, Robert C. Kidder, Donald T. Nicolaisen, Charles H. Noski, Hutham S. Olayan, Charles E. Phillips, Jr., Laura D. Tyson, Klaus Zumwinkel, O. Griffith Sexton, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: May 29, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Jaffe , Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, New York, NY, ( Mark C. Rifkin , Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, New York, NY; Sanford P. Dumain , Lori G. Feldman , Arvind Khurana , Milberg LLP, New York, NY; Robert I. Harwood , James G. Flynn , Tanya Korkhov , Harwood Feffer LLP, New York, NY; Thomas J. McKenna , Gainey & McKenna, New York, NY; Jeffrey Abraham , Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, New York, NY; Milo Silberstein , Dealy Silberstein & Braverman, LLP, New York, NY, on the brief), for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Robert F. Wise, Jr. , ( Charles S. Duggan , Elyse Jones Cowgill , Andrew Ditchfield , on the brief), Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: WESLEY, CARNEY, Circuit Judges, RAKOFF, District Judge.


Appeal from two March 28, 2013 orders in related cases by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Deborah A. Batts, Judge). In these related cases, Plaintiffs-Appellants ("Plaintiffs") allege violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq. The district court, in finding that the Moench presumption of prudence applies to Defendants-Appellees...

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