Lars Golumbic serves as the head of the firm’s Litigation Practice. 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.

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

Clerkships
  • 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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