Lisa M. Gomez joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2002.
Ms. Gomez practices primarily in the area of employee benefits law. She represents and advises a federal employee health benefit plan, various multiemployer pension and welfare plans, single employer plans, and jointly administered training program trust funds, as well as plans sponsored by unions for their internal staff. She provides advice on compliance with a variety of laws, including ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, FEHBA, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act. She also advises plans on plan design and administration, delinquency collection, benefit claims and fiduciary issues and represents them in various types of litigation.
She is a member of the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans and of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Employee Benefits, for which she serves as the Union/Employee Co-Chair of the Committee, and has served as a co-chair of its Subcommittees on Jointly Administered Plans and Civil Procedure.
Ms. Gomez is a chapter editor and rewrite editor of the Employee Benefits Law treatise and frequently lectures on topics related to employee benefit plans.
She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Peggy Browning Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting law students in pursuing employment and educational opportunities in the area of workers’ rights.
Ms. Gomez graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1994, where she was an editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and from Hofstra University in 1991.