Sean Abouchedid handles ERISA litigation matters in courts across the country. He has represented plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers in a variety of high-stakes disputes ranging from class action lawsuits to major federal agency investigations.

In recent years, Sean has represented clients, including one of the nation’s largest retailers, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, and a major television provider, in several class action lawsuits concerning 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans. Some of Sean’s other representative matters include defending institutional trustees, plan sponsors, and selling shareholders in numerous lawsuits and Department of Labor investigations involving Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”), defending defined benefit plan service providers in professional negligence lawsuits, and defending several church-affiliated healthcare systems in class action lawsuits alleging that their pension plans do not qualify for ERISA’s church plan exemption. In many of these lawsuits, the plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in damages and other relief.

In addition to his work on behalf of the firm’s clients, Sean previously served as Groom’s General Counsel and currently is the firm’s Assistant General Counsel.

Before joining Groom, Sean practiced for several years at one of the largest law firms in the country, where he focused on complex commercial litigation. He litigated a broad range of claims, including complex contractual claims, bankruptcy-related claims, antitrust claims, Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims, and labor law claims.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
Honors & Distinctions
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, ERISA Litigation (2017)
  • Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal
  • Primary Editor, The Annual Review of Criminal Procedure