Evan Miller litigates employee benefits issues on behalf of corporate plan sponsors, multiemployer plan contributors, and institutional and individual fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). He also is actively engaged in special projects relating to the restructuring of pension and retiree health liabilities.
Evan's recent litigation engagements include representation of Bechtel Corporation, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Electrolux North America, General Electric, and the New York Times in withdrawal liability arbitrations; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Edison Home Health, Koch Industries, Georgia Pacific, Macy's, and Nationwide Life in lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty; and Peabody Energy in an ERISA section 510 class action. He also recently represented employer trustees of the New York State Nurses Retirement System in a trustee deadlock arbitration.
His special projects include representation of General Motors, Verizon Communications, and several other defined benefit plan sponsors in jumbo pension de-risking transactions. These transactions have collectively involved the transfer of more than $35 billion in pension liabilities. Evan also advised the City of Detroit in restructuring its pension and retiree health obligations in connection with the City's chapter 9 bankruptcy.
Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Rejects "Presumption of Prudence" for Stock Drop Cases
The Supreme Court's DOMA Decision: Impact of the Changing Definition of "Spouse" on Employee Benefits
"Play or Pay" Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015; No Change to Effective Date for Most Other Affordable Care Act Requirements
- July 26, 2012
2012 Speaker Series: Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act: What's Next for Employers?
- September 15, 2010
Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions, NBI Webcast
- Georgetown University (J.D. 1981); Columbia University (B.A. 1978)
- District of Columbia and New York
Chambers USA (2008-2020): ranked as a "leading individual" in employee benefits, executive compensation, and ERISA litigation both in D.C. and nationally
Recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the nation's 40 best ERISA attorneys
Legal 500 United States (2008–2020), including "Hall of Fame" in L&E: employee benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans
D.C. Super Lawyers (2008-2020)
Best Lawyers in America: ERISA (1999-2020)