Myron D. Rumeld
Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP
Myron D. Rumeld is co-chair of the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center. His practice focuses primarily on ERISA litigation and fiduciary responsibility. He also handles complex, class action employment litigation suits. Myron has over a quarter century of experience representing single employer and multiemployer plans, plan fiduciaries, employer contributors to multiemployer plans, and professional advisors to plans in complex ERISA cases. He has a reputation for attaining favorable results for his clients through uniquely innovative solutions to complicated issues. Myron also serves as co-chair of the ERISA Litigation Group, which is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA for National ERISA Litigation. Myron has significant experience in the following types of ERISA litigation matters: Individual and class action lawsuits alleging violations of ERISA’s fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction provisions; ERISA ‘stock drop’ suits; Suits arising from plan investment losses; Suits based on ERISA’s age discrimination and minimal accrual rules; Suits arising from cash balance conversions; Excessive fee claims; Challenges to plan denials of claims for benefits; Suits challenging plan amendments, plan terminations, and the termination of retiree benefits; Delinquent contribution claims and withdrawal liability claims brought against employer contributors to multiemployer plans; U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor investigations and lawsuits, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation proceedings. Chambers USA cites Myron as a “brilliant” and “sensational litigator,” who is "sharp, articulate, clever, and deeply committed to the work he does." Similarly, The Legal 500 United States has called Myron an “outstanding ERISA lawyer.” Myron has written and spoken extensively on both employee benefits and employment litigation, and has authored several articles that have appeared in The New York Law Journal and elsewhere. In addition, Myron serves as co-chairman of the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association publication, Employee Benefits Law.