ERISA-focused attorney with expertise in employee benefit litigation. Regarded for dedicated client service, creative problem solving and deep knowledge of ERISA Taft-Hartley trusts, specifically MPPAA withdrawal liability.
A litigator focused on ERISA governance, Chris Humes uses his employee benefits expertise to navigate issues with trusts, regulatory compliance, litigation and dispute resolution. Chris helps ensure multiemployer trust funds’ employee benefit plans comply with federal guidance from Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL).Working primarily with Taft-Hartley trusts, Chris frequently drafts summary plan descriptions to be used as employee benefit handbooks. He keeps his clients up to date on federal and state regulations including the Affordable Care Act and the Pension Protection Act. He also has experience pursuing employers that do not pay required employee benefit contributions and has particular expertise in withdrawal liability related to ERISA.
Chris is also skilled in educational labor law issues, including representing the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees (CCASAPE).
During and prior to law school, Chris served as a teacher in the Clark County School District for students with visual impairments.