Elizabeth S. Goldberg advises clients on ERISA matters with a focus on fiduciary responsibility provisions, prohibited transaction rules and exemptions, and the management of employee benefit plan assets. She negotiates investment-related agreements on behalf of plans and financial services providers; designs, implements, and administers employee benefit plans; and counsels clients on US Department of Labor (DOL) investigations, plan fiduciary governance structures, ERISA reporting and disclosure obligations, ERISA litigation, and general benefit plan compliance considerations. Liz’s work experience includes several years at the DOL’s Office of the Solicitor. Elizabeth’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Liz came to Morgan Lewis after more than six years at the DOL’s Office of the Solicitor, where she worked most recently as a senior trial lawyer litigating fiduciary breach actions under Title I of ERISA. While at DOL, Liz worked on numerous large ERISA fiduciary enforcement actions that dealt with the law’s fiduciary provisions, prohibited transaction rules, ESOP transactions, and trustee duties. She also spearheaded and ran an agency pro bono program that received the 2009 Federal Agency Pro Bono Leadership Award.
Bryn Mawr College, 2000, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, With Honors
New York University School of Law, 2005, J.D.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, Labor and employment: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Chambers USA (2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits (ERISA Law), US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Member, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Employee Benefits, Subcommittee on Fiduciary Responsibility, American Bar Association
Four time recipient of the Secretary of Labor Exceptional Achievement Award