- J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
- B.A., magna cum laude, Avila College
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
Jennifer E. Eller is a principal with the Groom Law Group working primarily in the firm's fiduciary practice group. She advises large public plans, corporate plan sponsors, and financial institutions in connection with the investment of plan assets under U.S. law. She has negotiated complex investment agreements for large plan sponsors investing plan assets in collective vehicles designed to hold domestic and international real estate, make direct private equity investments, and utilize "fund of funds" approaches. She has also helped large plan sponsor clients (both public and private) negotiate direct investment management agreements with investment professionals who manage accounts exclusively for the benefit of a single plan or small group of related plans. These investment agreements have covered a range of investment styles and mandates. She also regularly advises clients on plan administration issues such as the proper allocation of plan expenses. Ms. Eller has also worked with banks, thrifts, insurance companies, and service providers on the creation and operation of financial products including collective investment vehicles.
Ms. Eller is a frequent speaker on fiduciary issues and regularly participates in the ALI-ABA Pension, Profit-Sharing, Welfare & Other Compensation Plans seminars. Other recent speaking engagements include the Investment Adviser Compliance Conference and the 2010 CIEBA Annual Meeting. Recent publications include: Foreign Account Reporting for Retirement Plans, Journal of Retirement Planning, February 2010; Dodd-Frank Meets ERISA, BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter, August 24, 2010; and How to Avoid a 401(k) Lawsuit, Executive Counsel, February/March 2009.
Honors & Distinctions
- Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits Law (2013)
- Listed, The Legal 500 US, Tax Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2011)