Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Groom as Top Firm for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation

Chambers USA again honors Groom with the highest nationwide ranking in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation category, and for the 16th consecutive year reserves the sole top ranking in its Washington, D.C. ranking for the firm. Groom’s ERISA litigation work was also highly ranked in the similarly named nationwide category and several of the firm’s lawyers received individual rankings and client accolades.

Specializing in all aspects of benefits, health and retirement law, Groom Law Group, Chartered was founded in the wake of a landmark regulatory development—the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Today, with over 90 attorneys practicing in the field, Groom has the largest ERISA and benefits practice in the United States, solving complicated legal issues for a variety of clients in finance, retirement, health care, and the public sector. Informed by decades of experience, Groom’s widely-recognized litigation practice maneuvers the complex, dynamic landscape of employer, health, and pension-related litigation to successfully represent clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and government investigations across the country.

Chambers lauds Groom as continuing “…to oversee an excellent range of mandates, from advising clients on health and welfare plans to undertaking a dispute relating to the legality of transactions on a pension fund.” It adds that the “sophistication and scope” of the firm’s work “reflects the depth and breadth of expertise that it can leverage.”

Individual Lawyer Rankings

Jon Breyfogle, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 4)

Sources say: “He’s a preeminent kind of guy.” “He has repeatedly provided us with strong legal guidance on sophisticated matters, meeting our business needs.”

Jennifer Eller, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 3)

Sources say: “Her client service and general level of service is very strong, as is her level of sophistication and commercial awareness. She’s responsive, timely and thoughtful. She’s excellent.”

Elizabeth Drake, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 3)

Sources say: “She’s a fabulous lawyer. She’s meticulous and really thinks every issue through. She’s incredibly dedicated and thoughtful. She’s very good at advising in-house lawyers. She really thinks about the needs of the company and how she presents her work to the company.”

Lars Golumbic, ERISA Litigation (Band 2)

Sources say: “He’s not only very personable but responsive, extremely smart and an excellent litigator with great instincts. He’s easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

Daniel Hogans, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 2)

Sources say: “He is very smart. He can explain complicated material in easily comprehensible language. He’s a pleasure to work with. Everybody gets a thrill discussing their 409 issues with him.”

Christine Keller, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 2)

Sources say: “She’s always thinking about how we can be better and how she can improve the firm. She listens to everybody and she’s very inspiring. As a leader and as a woman who does this work, she’s a rock star. There’s no question about that.”

David Levine, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 2)

Sources say: “He serves as an expert in his area, and his ability to anticipate his clients’ needs really sets him apart from his peers.”

Louis Mazawey, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 1)

Sources say: “His client service and general level of service is very strong, as is his level of sophistication and commercial awareness. He’s a great attorney.”

Seth Perretta, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 4)

Sources say: “I would really recommend Seth. He’s very good. He has a strong practice.”

Michael Prame, ERISA Litigation (Band 3)

Sources say: “He’s smart. He’s one of the top guys, particularly for ESOP cases.”

What Clients Say About Groom

“There’s always an attorney at Groom. When I think of compliance questions, Groom is the first firm that comes to mind. The firm’s expertise is really extraordinary.”

Chambers USA is a publication released by Chambers & Partners, a premier research organization and publisher of legal directories.  It provides rankings of law firms, individuals and departments by assessing technical legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service