Tulio D. Chirinos is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.
Tulio works on a wide variety of ERISA and non-ERISA plan litigation matters, including fee and investment litigation cases, breach of fiduciary duty claims and benefits claims. He also represents management in workplace investigations and litigation of employment-related matters, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Tulio focuses his pro bono efforts on immigration matters where he has represented several juveniles from Central America in their asylum petitions and special immigrant juvenile status (SIJ) petitions.
Tulio is the author of several ERISA-related articles, including several focusing on ERISA fee and investment litigation that appeared in the Benefits Law Journal (2016-2020) and Bloomberg BNA. He was also a contributing author to Chapters 21 and 34 of the fifth edition of BNA’s ERISA Litigation treatise, published in 2014 and Chapter 34 of the sixth edition published in 2017. He is also the co-editor and a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Blog.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Tulio clerked for the Federal Public Defender’s office for the Middle District of Florida. Tulio is a Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard and served three tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.