Pamina Ewing is a Partner with Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC, and has been with the firm since 2004. She concentrates on national class actions, primarily in the field of employee benefits.
Pamina represents ERISA plan participants, retirees, union members, and other groups of individuals who challenge unlawful conduct of corporations and other wrongdoers. She has been instrumental in the Firm’s success in numerous important class actions. Many of these cases challenged cuts in company-provided retiree health care benefits.
After graduating from Carleton College, Pamina received her law degree in 1990 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In law school, she served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review, authored a Law Review article, and received an award for best writing by a Third Year student. After law school, Pamina clerked for two years for the Honorable Gustave Diamond of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Pamina later worked for six years as an attorney at Reed Smith, where she focused on employment law and general litigation.
Pamina has worked on numerous ERISA class actions cases including:
- In re Regions Morgan Keegan ERISA Litigation, 692 F.Supp.2d 944 (W.D. Tenn. 2010) (denying motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty claims concerning offering of company stock and proprietary mutual funds in 401(k) plan).
- Sims v. First Horizon Nat’l Corp., 2009 WL 1789090 (W.D. Tenn. June 23, 2009) (denying motion for summary judgment); 2009 WL 3241689 (W.D. Tenn. Sept. 30, 2009) (denying motion to dismiss company stock claims); 2011 WL 2182262 (W.D.Tenn. June 3, 2011) (granting motion for class certification in part).
- Hayden v. Freightcar America, Inc., 2008 WL 375762 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 11, 2008) (granting preliminary injunction under Sec. 510 of ERISA), later proceedings, 2008 WL 4949039 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 19, 2008) (granting approval to final settlement).
- Moore v. Rohm & Haas, Co., 497 F.Supp.2d 855 (N.D. Ohio 2007) (denying motion to transfer venue in retiree health benefits suit), later proceedings, 2008 WL 4449407 (N.D. Ohio Sept. 30, 2008) (granting plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment).
- Pringle v. Continental Tire North America, Inc., 2007 WL 2236880 (N.D. Ohio July 31, 2007) (granting motion for summary judgment in retiree health class action).
- United Auto Workers v. Chrysler LLC, 2008 WL 1701409 (E.D. Mich. April 10, 2008), later proceedings, 2008 WL 2980046 (E.D. Mich. July 31, 2008) and 2008 WL 4491401 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 2, 2008) (retiree health benefits case worth billions of dollars).
- United Auto Workers v. Ford Motor Co., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70471 (E.D. Mich. July 13, 2006), aff’d, 497 F.3d 615 (6th Cir. 2007), later proceedings, 2007 WL 4571648 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 27, 2007) (retiree health case worth billions of dollars).
- United Auto Workers v. General Motors, 2006 WL 334283 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 13, 2006), later proceedings, 2006 WL 891151 (E.D. Mich. March 31, 2006) and 235 F.R.D. 383 (E.D. Mich. 2006), aff’d, 497 F.3d 615 (6th Cir. 2007) (retiree health case worth billions of dollars).
Pamina also co-authored “Union Negotiated Lifetime Retiree Health Benefits: Promise or Illusion,” 9 Marquette Elder’s Advisor 319 (2008) (with William T. Payne).
Pamina is admitted to practice in all state courts in Pennsylvania, and in many federal district courts and federal appellate courts throughout the United States.