ABOUT Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis has specialized in ERISA and employee benefits law since 1975.

He has successfully litigated individual, group, and class action claims on behalf of hundreds of thousands of employees, retirees, and the disabled. He was a founding partner of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, one of the first firms in the nation to specialize in ERISA litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Among his major successes was serving as one of the appointed counsel for employees of WorldCom, Inc. in a class action that resulted in a settlement that paid more than $47 million to participants in WorldCom’s 401(k) plan. He recently recovered over $40 million for retirees after a lengthy trial in which he served as lead counsel. Mr. Lewis serves as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and in private practice, and has served as an arbitrator and expert witness in ERISA cases. He has also advised employee groups and benefit plan fiduciaries, and served as an independent fiduciary of employee benefit plans.

In addition to his litigation and advisory activities throughout the U.S., Mr. Lewis has testified before Congressional committees regarding pension issues and served as one of the Co-Chairs of the Senior Board of Editors of the Employee Benefits Law treatise. He has also taught employee benefits law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, as well as pension law courses at several other law schools.

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers magazine, 2005-2018

Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California, Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2016

Top Attorney for ERISA Plaintiffs in the San Francisco Bar Area, The Recorder

Forty Top Benefits Attorneys, The National Law Journal, 1998

Articles & Presentations

Co-Chair of the Board of Senior Editors of Lewis, et al., Employee Benefits Law (3d and 4th eds. BNA)

Board of Senior Editors, Employee Benefits Law (2d ed. BNA)

Former editor of the Discrimination Claims Under ERISA chapter of Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice (Matthew Bender, 1991)

Frequent speaker on ERISA topics such as preemption, fiduciary duty, and benefit claims at seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Bureau of National Affairs, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and other organizations.

Recent Posts

Keller Rohrback Named Law360 Legal Lion

Did your employer force you to give up some of your deferred compensation when you resigned?

Keller Rohrback Investigates Reports Wells Fargo Pressed Customers to Roll Over 401(k) Accounts into More Expensive IRAs

Court Upholds Keller Rohrback’s ERISA Claims Against CNA Financial Corporation, Northern Trust Company

Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $142 Million Settlement in Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts Class Action

Keller Rohrback & co-counsel file amicus brief supporting the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule on behalf of several consumer groups & AARP

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.: Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Account Scandal Seek Court Approval for $142 Million Settlement

Keller Rohrback: Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Account Scandal Seek Court Approval for $142 Million Settlement

ERISA Guaranteed Fund Investigation

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