Damian Myers - Labor & Employment - Nixon Peabody LLP

Damian A. Myers

Damian Myers, based in Washington DC, is a partner-elect in the Corporate practice group. He represents public and private companies on matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation.

What do you focus on?

I provide ongoing advice to clients on a broad range of compliance issues, including ERISA, tax, corporate, and securities laws and regulations. I have experience in the design and administration of health and welfare benefit plan design, and advise on compliance with various laws related to these plans, such as the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Additionally, I advise employers on a variety of issues relating to health and welfare matters in the collective bargaining context.

I work with clients on the evaluation and selection of medical plan network claims administrators and negotiate related administrative services. I also consult clients on pharmacy benefit design and administration, including the negotiation of pharmacy benefit manager agreements, and evaluation of pricing guarantees.

My practice also includes advising on tax-qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans (both 401(k) and 403(b) plans), and executive compensation arrangements. Finally, I assist clients with the benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in connection with corporation transactions.

What do you see on the horizon?

Health care in the United States is shrouded in uncertainty. Employers and plan sponsors are demanding more accountability and transparency from third-party administrators and pharmacy benefit managers. At the same time, provider market consolidation is putting a strain on traditional network discount arrangements, making value-based care more important than ever. Additionally, an explosion in digital health resources is enabling employers to deliver important health information and care in real time, but is putting a strain on privacy and security safeguards.

Devil's in the Details as Union Pension Crisis Awaits Biden

Law360 | January 03, 2021

Washington, D.C. Corporate partner-elect Damian Myers, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted on how the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia could impact negotiations related to the multiemployer pension crisis.

Number of 401(k) Funds Offered to Plan Participants Shrinks

HR News | December 01, 2020

This article on the shrinking number of funds offered to 401(k) plan participants quotes a recent Fall Employee Benefits Briefing blog post written by Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation leader and Corporate partner Eric Paley, Corporate partners Christian Hancey and Brian Kopp, and Corporate associates Lena Gionnette and Jenny Holmes, all in Rochester; and Washington, D.C. Corporate counsel Damian Myers.


Damian A. Myers


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8485

Fax: 844-950-1625

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.

University of Georgia, B.S.

District of Columbia

  • District of Columbia Courts’ Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • The Legal Aid Society’s 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award
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