Taylor Costanzo is an associate at Groom. Taylor advises clients on a wide variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Her practice encompasses retirement plans, executive compensation, and health and welfare arrangements. As a practitioner, Taylor prioritizes finding legal solutions that make business sense for her clients.

Prior to joining Groom, Taylor worked as a plan administrator for health and welfare arrangements and retirement plans in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. She leverages this experience to provide clients advice based on her legal knowledge and her experience as a plan sponsor herself. As a Benefits Specialist, she administered qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans; coordinated with brokers and third-party administers; resolved insurance disputes; and completed annual reporting requirements among other things.

She received her J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, where she graduated cum laude, and was active in a variety of organizations, including Moot Court, the Evening Law Students Association, the Council for Professional Conduct, The Black Law Students Association, and the Women’s Law Caucus. In 2022, she won the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel’s Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award for her article, “A Dream Deferred: An Analysis of the Current Retirement Landscape and the Changes Needed to Save the American Dream.”

Taylor resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and two cats. She’s an avid traveler, who has visited approximately 30 countries – her favorite being Egypt. Outside of practicing law, she enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking international cuisine.

Honors & Distinctions
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel’s 2022 Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award for article A Dream Deferred: An Analysis of the Current Retirement Landscape and the Changes Needed to Save the American Dream