Jeffrey G. Lewis

Oakland, CA

Partner in Keller Rohrback LLP. Formerly founder and managing attorney at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. He has specialized in ERISA and pension and employee benefit law since 1975, primarily as a litigator on behalf of benefit plan participants. Mr. Lewis also serves as a Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and privately. He has served since 2003 as a member of the Retirement Board of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District Employees Retirement Plan (of which he presently serves as Chair). He also serves as a member of the Plan Committee of the Retirees of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Health Care Trust, a VEBA which provides medical benefits to Goodyear retirees. Mr. Lewis is one of the co-chairs of the Board of Senior Editors of Employee Benefits Law and was co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section from 1998-2001. His work involves a broad spectrum of employee benefit questions, including fiduciary standards, service-provider malpractice, benefit entitlement, and preemption. He was named as one of the nation's top 40 employee benefits attorneys by the National Law Journal and as one of the two leading employee benefits attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area by the Recorder.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
Expert WitnessMediator

Mr. Lewis serves as a Mediator for the U.S. District Court (N.D.Cal.) and privately. He has successfully mediated breach of fiduciary class actions, benefits disputes, and other ERISA cases. In addition to his litigation experience, he brings his experience as a fiduciary to bear as a mediator. He serves as Chair of the Retirement Board of a local transit district employees’ pension plan and on the Plan Committee of the Retirees of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Health Care Trust. He also has served as an independent fiduciary of an orphaned 401(k) plan and as independent counsel to several plans. He also has arbitrated plan disputes and served as an expert witness.