The combination of our commercial and regulatory experience, D.C.-centric expertise, and distinctly collaborative nature make Groom the leader in benefits, retirement, and health care law. Responding to Change Our firm was founded in the wake of a landmark regulatory development—the passage of ERISA in 1974. Ever since, rapid response to shifts in the retirement and health care policy paradigm has been our calling card. In a world that moves as swiftly as the evolution of benefits law, versatility and willingness to adapt have become core tenets of our practice at Groom. Based in Washington, D.C. Based in Washington, D.C., Groom recruits top talent from the agencies that make a direct impact on our issues. Our attorneys come from the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Capitol Hill. By maintaining and building great relationships with agency and congressional contacts, we’ve developed unique insights into the regulatory and legislative landscape. These connections allow us to present our client’s views, advocate for our clients, prepare and deliver testimony, spot developing issues, discuss sensitive matters on a “no-names” basis, and negotiate positive outcomes for our clients. Collaborative Approach Our greatest strength is our commitment to sharing ideas and strategies across practice groups, marshalling our expertise to arrive at the best and most comprehensive solutions for our clients. This collaborative approach allows us to integrate our efforts across areas of specialization to produce the best results for our clients. When you retain a Groom attorney, you retain the whole firm.