CHRIS MEYER is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. He has significant experience with class action lawsuits challenging the design and administration of employee benefit plans, including claims challenging the investments offered to participants in 401(k) plans, and claims alleging violations of ADEA and ERISA’s age discrimination, disclosure, and fiduciary provisions. Chris has been defending plan sponsors in complex employee benefit cases throughout his entire career and has a proven track record of success.
In addition to representing plan sponsors, fiduciaries and benefit plans in litigation, Chris frequently advises clients in developing appropriate disclosures to plan participants and responding to inquiries from participants. He also assists in disputes with plan participants during the pre-litigation claims process, helping clients develop an appropriate administrative record and minimizing litigation risk.
Chris has represented clients in a wide variety of other matters at the trial and appellate level, including breach of contract, defamation, tortious interference and fraud claims. He has also defended financial institutions against claims brought under the civil RICO statute.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois - General
- U.S. District Court, E.D. of Michigan
- The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2004
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1998