Lars Golumbic serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Litigation group. His ERISA litigation practice includes the defense of “excessive fee” and ESOP class actions brought against plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers. Lars also represents health plan sponsors and health insurers in actions brought under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.  Additionally, Lars defends plan trustees, fiduciaries, companies and their board members, and service providers in Department of Labor investigations and enforcement proceedings instituted by the federal agency. He has appeared in dozens of federal courts across the country as part of his active ERISA litigation practice.

While the focus of Lars’ national practice is in ERISA litigation, Lars also represents plan fiduciaries and other stakeholders in matters concerning plan funding, restructuring, withdrawal liability, and plan termination.

Lars serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

““[He] is not only very personable, but he’s responsive, extremely smart and an excellent litigator with great instincts.” – Client

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Subcommittee Co-Chair, Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability Section, Employee Benefits Committee, American Bar Association
  • Senior Editor, American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law Treatise, Chapter 17, Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liability
  • Member, Legislative & Regulatory Committee, The ESOP Association
  • Certificate of Completion: Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School Executive Education


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

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2023), ERISA Litigation, (2010-2023)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation - ERISA (2012-2024)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits (2014-2021)
  • Leading Lawyer, The Legal 500 US, ERISA litigation (2011-2017, 2019)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans (2017)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2015-2016)

          Groom Law Group | Lars Golumbic Best Lawyer of the Year 2019   


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