David Levin focuses on all aspects of employee benefits law. David has more than 25 years of experience assisting clients with ERISA matters and has a particularly extensive background in counseling and litigating on behalf of single and multiemployer pension and welfare benefit plans.
Early in his career, David was counsel with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of General Counsel, where he handled major complex litigation of first impression arising both under ERISA and federal Bankruptcy Law. Since going into private practice, he has been actively involved in counseling of single employer and multiemployer pension and welfare benefit plans.
David's representative experience includes:
Counseling clients on ERISA fiduciary duties and plan asset/prohibited transaction issues;
Litigating cases in federal and state courts involving ERISA fiduciary breaches, plan terminations, employee benefits in bankruptcy, tax liability and employee plan-related professional malpractice; and
Defending employers and plans before the U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
David is the senior editor of Employee Benefits Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law - 2006 Cumulative Supplement (current through 2004, with additional coverage in 2005 and 2006).
David has written extensively in his field and is a frequent contributor to seminars and professional conferences. He is a regularly featured lecturer at seminars sponsored by employee benefit-related organizations. He speaks on topics including fiduciary litigation, employee benefit plan rights in corporate reorganizations under the Bankruptcy Code, employee benefit plan mergers, pension plan terminations, Department of Labor enforcement, plan audits, withdrawal liability, prohibited transactions and IRS voluntary compliance programs. David is the co-author of Panel Publisher’s ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book and serves as senior editor and contributing author of BNA’s Employee Benefits Law.
David is a member of the American Bar Association, for which he served as co-chair of the:
Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law (2000-2003);
Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law (1998-2000);
Criminal Law Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law (1996-1998);
Plan Termination Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law (1989-1998).
David is a member of the faculty of the National Institute on ERISA Litigation, sponsored by the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. He is a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (2000) and is a member of the American Society of Pension Actuaries. David is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Western District of Michigan and District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Tax Court.
In General. David received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and J.D. degree from Catholic University Law School, where he was a member of the law review.