Chelsea Pardes joined Groom as an associate in the fall of 2023, following her time spent with the firm as a summer associate in 2022. She provides essential support to the firm on day-to-day regulatory and compliance matters. Most recently, Chelsea has reviewed and analyzed the impact of the Department of Labor’s latest proposed iteration of the fiduciary rule.

Prior to joining Groom, Chelsea received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, cum laude, with a concentration in health law. She received the Dean’s Recognition for Professional Development and served as a Kahan Health/FDA Law fellow to further the GW Health Law Initiative. In addition, she authored a note on administrative and health law, which was published in the law school’s Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Chelsea was also a Student Health Law Association member and Student Bar Association mentor. While attending law school, Chelsea externed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel in the Civil Rights Division and interned at the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Chelsea received her B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, with minors in Spanish and Human Development. As an undergraduate, she was awarded numerous honors, including membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society, and the Psi Chi Honor Society, as well as recognition on the President’s and Dean’s List.


Previous Experience

  • Legal Extern, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel, Civil Rights Division
  • Legal Intern, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Honors & Distinctions

  • Author, The Infamous Intelligible Principle: The Constitutionality of the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Ability to Revise the Vaccine Injury Table Revisited, Federal Circuit Bar Journal Vol. 32 No. 1