Caroline Wood is an experienced litigator whose practice is centered around advising and representing retirement plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and clients in the retirement and healthcare industries in ERISA litigation matters. Caroline has extensive experience drafting dispositive motions, litigating discovery disputes, working with expert witnesses, taking and defending depositions, and participating in alternative dispute resolution.

Fluent in Spanish, Caroline also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in both Section 1983 and immigration matters.

Caroline joined Groom from a large international firm where she focused her practice on ERISA fee litigation. Caroline received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois. While in law school at the University of Chicago, she was the executive editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law. Prior to law school, Caroline was a middle and high school English teacher.

Previous Experience

  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Thomas Schroeder, District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Honors & Distinctions

  • Executive Editor, Chicago Journal of International Law