Groom Law Group is proud to announce that Legal 500 has again ranked Groom as a Tier 1 firm for ‘Employee Benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans – design’. Groom was also recommended for ‘ERISA Litigation’ and ‘Healthcare: advice to health insurers’ and ‘Employee Benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans – transactions’. Several Groom attorneys also earned individual recognition in the Legal 500: Sarah Adams Jon Breyfogle (Hall of Fame) Lisa Campbell David Levine Mark Lofgren (Hall of Fame) Michael Prame (Hall of Fame) Ryan Temme Rosie Zaklad Excerpts from the guide are below: Employee Benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans – design: Being the ‘premier’ benefits boutique in the US, Groom Law Group enjoys a solid reputation across the full spectrum of services for plan sponsors, healthcare service providers and pension plan investment platforms. As a go-to firm for providing policy advice to lawmakers, clients of the firm can take advantage of cutting-edge knowledge of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changes to the IRS determination letter program, and developments with the Affordable Care Act. ‘Groom Law Group is the premier law firm for ERISA matters. The bench strength is deep and the knowledge shared among the firm is only to the benefit of their clients. I have deep respect for the knowledge, team approach and ability to provide a consistently excellent service.’ ERISA Litigation: As the most comprehensive benefits boutique in the US, Groom Law Group has an expansive ERISA litigation team available to its client roster of plan sponsors, retirement funds and service providers. ‘Best in class ESOP litigation practice with real experience of victories in litigation and unmatched familiarity with Labor Department.’ Healthcare: advice to health insurers: Areas of expertise at Groom Law Group include federal and state healthcare reform laws under the ACA, tax rules that impact the provision of health benefits, state health insurance laws, federal audits, and investigations of health insurers and employers. Employee Benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans – transactions: Groom Law Group advises on the employee benefits elements of a range of transactions, including company divestitures, spin-offs and de-risking exercises for defined benefit plans. The team has significant expertise when advising ERISA plan fiduciaries on their Title 1 obligations for high-value investments in private equity, hedge funds and funds of funds vehicles. Groom Law Group, Chartered is an award-winning law firm that solves complicated legal issues for plan sponsors, health insurers, financial institutions, retirement services providers, and the public sector. Since our founding in the wake of ERISA’s passage, Groom’s rapid response to shifts in the employee benefits, retirement and health care policy paradigm has been our calling card. In a world that moves as swiftly as the evolution of benefits law, versatility and willingness to adapt have become core tenets of our practice at Groom. With over 85 attorneys, Groom’s benefits, retirement services and health industry practices are among the largest in the United States. The Legal 500 is a research, ranking and publishing firm that analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions, with rankings based on a series of criteria including research, interviews and feedback from trusted members within the legal community.