Groom Law Group, Chartered continues to receive recognition by The Legal 500 US as a Tier 1 firm for ‘Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans: Design,’ in the 2024 edition. Groom was also recognized in its ‘ERISA Litigation’ and ‘Healthcare: Health Insurers’ categories.

Many Groom attorneys earned individual recognition in The Legal 500 US for their work:

  • Sarah Adams (Leading Lawyers)
  • Jon Breyfogle (Hall of Fame)
  • Lisa Campbell (Leading Lawyers)
  • Lars Golumbic (Leading Lawyers)
  • David Levine (Leading Lawyers)
  • Michael Prame (Hall of Fame)
  • Malcolm Slee (Leading Lawyers)
  • Ryan Temme (Next Generation Partners)

Excerpts from the guide are below.

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans: Design: Groom Law Group, Chartered, which is based in Washington DC, is one of the few boutique firms which specializes in employee benefits, health, and retirement law. The firm engages in a wide range of matters, including high-level policy work; the employers and sponsors practice group is co-chaired by David Levine and Malcolm Slee. Among a wide variety of matters, Levine regularly engages in enhancing alternative investment access in 401(k) plans, while Slee specializes in advising clients on issues concerning ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related laws surrounding qualified retirement and welfare plans. Seth Perretta and Lisa Campbell co-chair the health services practice. Campbell represents numerous pharmacy benefit managers and their employers or plan clients in complying with regulatory requirements.

Labor and Employment: ERISA Litigation: Groom Law Group, Chartered maintains its market-leading position, bolstered by a large team of specialists and offering particular expertise in ERISA class actions. The Washington DC-based group is notable for defending a number of major companies and has successfully diversified its client portfolio beyond the financial services sector to represent some of the country’s main health insurances. They also continue to advise on ESOP-related lawsuits, class action litigation relating to COBRA notices, and investigations involving the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity Act. With a balanced litigation and advisory practice, Lars Golumbic co-chairs the litigation practice group alongside experienced litigator William Delany. Michael Prame combines his actuarial expertise and trial experience to advise clients on defined benefit plans and financial issues brought by the PBGC. Sean Abouchedid is notable for advising major retailers, television providers and healthcare systems, whereas Sarah Adams focuses on class actions, ESOP litigation and DOL investigations. Edward Meehan is an expert in complex commercial litigation, government investigations, and class actions. Mark Nielsen serves on the firm’s executive committee and works on the full gamut of litigation before state and federal courts. Samuel Levin and Andrew Salek-Raham are other key names in the firm.

Healthcare: Health Insurers: Seth Perretta and Lisa Campbell jointly lead the Washington DC-based group at Groom Law Group, Chartered, which acts for a diverse client list of employers, sponsors of health and welfare plans, and managed care organizations. Campbell is an expert in all matters ACA related, with an emphasis on qualified health plan standards and insurance market reforms. Ryan Temme often advises health plan sponsors and insurers on compliance with both federal and state regulations regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Acts. Seth Peretta is known for his deep knowledge of employee benefits issues, including health reimbursement arrangements, and Xavier Baker routinely assists clients with disputes concerning non-discrimination requirements under the ACA.

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

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