Jeremy P. Blumenfeld represents defendants on a range of employee benefit litigation matters, including numerous Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class actions. Co-chair of the firm’s ERISA litigation practice, Jeremy’s experience includes defending class action claims challenging the administration of 401(k) savings plans, stock drop litigation involving 401(k) savings plans, cash balance and other defined benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and traditional severance pay plans. He also advises clients on litigation and risk avoidance.
Plan sponsors and fiduciaries approach Jeremy for representation in defending against lawsuits challenging plan investments, plan design, alleging misrepresentations, and other benefit disputes. His approach and analysis in handling complex class actions on behalf of his clients earned him national recognition in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
Colleagues have dubbed him a thought leader for his client-centric approach in challenging ESOPs, defined benefits plans, cash balance plan design, disclosure, and the legal challenges presented by “whipsaw” claims. He often speaks to a variety of audiences on employee benefits topics and ERISA litigation.
University of Pennsylvania, 1994, B.S.E.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997, J.D.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Ranked, ERISA Litigation, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2014–2019)
Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2008, 2014–2016)