Aaron Pohlmann focuses his practice in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, employment, and life, health, and disability insurance litigation. Since completing a federal judicial clerkship, Aaron has represented employers, ERISA plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators, insurers, and managed healthcare entities in a wide variety of litigation. Aaron has extensive experience in Georgia federal and state courts, and regularly manages matters in Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia courts.

Aaron has held several leadership positions in the American Bar Association. He is a former Chair of the ABA TIPS Life Insurance Law Committee, is a Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Employee Benefits Committee, and is former Editor-in-Chief of the ABA TIPS TortSource periodical. Aaron is a former Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Health and Disability Committee, and the former website editor for the ABA TIPS Life Insurance Law Committee. He was a 2008 graduate of the ABA TIPS Leadership Academy.

Aaron is a six-time contributing author to ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits (American Bar Association, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016), and has written numerous articles on ERISA and Life, Health, and Disability litigation in various publications of the ABA and the Defense Research Institute. Aaron has organized and moderated ABA continuing legal education seminars in the areas of HIPAA compliance and health insurance litigation, and was the program chair for the 37th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Life, Health, and Disability Insurance, Insurance Regulation, Employee Benefits, and Reinsurance

Presentations and Publications

Publications

ERISA Section 502(a)(3) Equitable Defenses and 'Appropriate Equitable Relief, DRI's For the Defense, October, 2012 

  • Contributing author, ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th editions (American Bar Association, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016) 
  • Contributing author, Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process:  A National Survey, 1st and 2nd editions (American Bar Association, 2009, 2015) 
  • Circuit Split Endures over Exhaustion of Remedies for Fiduciary Duty Claims, DRI's Life, Health and Disability News, Fall 2008 
  • Discovery And The Analytical Foundations Of ERISA Cases Subject To "Heightened" Arbitrary And Capricious Judicial Review, The ABA's Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, Summer 2007  
  • Non-fiduciary's ERISA Benefits Determination Entitled to Deferential Judicial Review, DRI's The Voice, December 20, 2006  

Presentations

  • 2016 Individual Disability Claim Litigation Update, DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar, April 15, 2016
  • Reimbursement and Recovery of Overpayments under ERISA – Employing Section 502(a)(3) to protect plan assets, DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar, April 24, 2013
  • Program Chair, 37th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Life, Health, and Disability Insurance, Insurance Regulation, and Employee Benefits, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, January 13-15, 2011
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association, Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section 
    • Life Insurance Law Committee, former Chair 
    • Employee Benefits Committee, Vice Chair  
    • TortSource Editorial Board, former Editor-in-Chief
  • Atlanta Bar Association 
  • Defense Research Institute (Life, Health and Disability Committee)
Honors and Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  • Georgia Super Lawyers- Rising Stars

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    Bar admissions

    2001, Georgia

    Education

    • J.D., 2000 | Emory University School of Law
    • B.A., 1995 | Simon Fraser University