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Lewis Mills

Senior Counsel

St. Louis
314 552 6143 direct

Lewis provides human resources counseling to clients, with a focus on ERISA litigation.

His ERISA cases have included issues concerning redemption valuations for ESOPS, termination of retiree medical benefits, cash balance retirement accounts, alleged anti-cutback violations, and the scope of ERISA preemption.

Some of his non-ERISA cases have involved alleged sexual discrimination and harassment, alleged age discrimination, the doctrine of equivalents in patent law, the scope of the Securities Law Uniform Standards Act (15 U.S.C. §78bb), and the validity of the St. Louis Gas Transportation Tax.

In his more than 50 years of practice, Lewis also has had considerable experience in appellate litigation, corporate and securities law, alternative dispute resolution, and general business matters.


"Laches in ERISA Litigation";
DRI - The Voice, April 29, 2009

"Marketability Discounts in ESOP Redemptions: Armstrong v. LaSalle Bank Nat. Ass'n" (with Richard J. Pautler);
20 Benefits Law Journal 31, 2007

"A Third Form of ERISA Preemption: Aetna Health Inc. v. Davila" (co-author Richard J. Pautler);
Benefits Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2005

“Pendent Jurisdiction and Extraterritorial Service Under the Federal Securities Law”;
70 Columbia L. Rev. 423, 1970

“The Mathematics of Cumulative Voting”;
Duke L.J. 28, 1968

“The Public Purpose Doctrine in Wisconsin”;
Wisconsin L. Rev. 40, 282, 1957