David R. Levin focuses on many aspects of employee benefits law. David has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with ERISA matters and has an extensive background in counseling and also litigating pension and welfare benefit plan issues. His experience has been both with single employer plans and multiemployer plans.
Early in his career, David was counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the PBGC, where he handled complex litigation of first impression arising under ERISA and under the Bankruptcy Code. He practices in federal district courts and courts of appeals, as well as before the Department of Labor, the IRS, and the PBGC.
David was a senior editor, chapter editor, and contributing author of Employee Benefits Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. David also co-authored Panel Publisher’s ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book. He is a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (2000).
David has written extensively in his field and has been a frequent contributor to seminars and professional conferences 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 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, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, and District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Tax Court.
David is a member of the American Bar Association, and served as co-chair of the following within the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law:
Employee Benefits Committee (2000-2003);
Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee (1998-2000);
Criminal Law Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee (1996-1998); and
Plan Termination Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee (1989-1998).
David has been recognized annually as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” and as a Best Lawyer in America since 2008.
David received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and J.D. from Catholic University Law School, where he was a member of and published in the law review.