Lars Golumbic serves as the head of the firm’s Litigation Practice. His litigation work includes employer 401(k) “stock drop” and “excessive fee” claims, and claims involving ESOPs. Lars represents religiously-affiliated healthcare systems in matters challenging the “church plan” status of the plans. Additionally, Lars 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.

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.

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
  • Clerk, The Honorable Robert G. Doumar, U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Honors & Distinctions
  • Leading Lawyer, The Legal 500 US, ERISA litigation (2011-2017, 2019)
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, ERISA Litigation (2010-2020)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits Law and ERISA Litigation (2012-2021)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits (2014-2021)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans (2017)
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2015-2016)


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