Groom Law Group, Chartered
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-5811

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Areas of Specialization

  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Employer Stock
  • Class Actions
  • ERISA Title IV


  • Clerk, The Honorable Robert G. Doumar, U.S. District Judge for Eastern Virginia


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of North Carolina
  • B.A., Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Numerous Federal Appeals and District Courts
Lars C. Golumbic
Lars C. Golumbic
"Our job here is to make our clients’ lives easier by assuming their burdens and making them our own." More from Lars's perspective

Lars Golumbic is a principal and chair of Groom’s litigation practice group.  Mr. Golumbic is a nationally recognized ERISA litigator, and is listed by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers as one of top ERISA litigators in the country.

Mr. Golumbic's national ERISA litigation practice focuses on fiduciary-based claims, including employer 401k “stock drop” and “excessive fee” claims, and claims involving ESOPs.   He represents numerous religiously affiliated healthcare systems in matters challenging the “church plan” status of the plans sponsored by those systems.  He represents and defends plan trustees, fiduciaries, companies and their board members, and service providers in investigations opened by the Department of Labor and in enforcement proceedings instituted by the agency.  He has appeared in dozens of federal courts across the country as part of his active ERISA litigation practice.

Mr. Golumbic also represents clients on matters related to plan funding, restructuring, and termination.  These representations may involve withdrawal liability and funding rules related to multiemployer plans, as well as funding rules applicable to single employer plans.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, ERISA Litigation (2010-2017)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits (2014-2017)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, ERISA Litigation (2011-2017)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans (2017)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2015-2016)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits Law and ERISA Litigation (2012-2017)

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Subcommittee Co-Chair, Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability Section, Employee Benefits Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Legislative & Regulatory Committee, The ESOP Association