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“Excellence in practice area”

“Reasonable work-life balance”

“Very interesting matters”


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“The time commitment”

“Slightly below market compensation”

About Groom Law Group

At Groom, it's all about the benefits: not just theirs, but yours and mine, too. The firm's niche is employee benefits and ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), areas in which Groom has been practicing since 1975.

Forward from Ford

When President Ford signed ERISA in 1974, few law firms were prepared to meet the new demand for representation, but Groom Law Group founder Ted Groom had already been actively involved getting ERISA through the legislative process. To this day, many of the firm's lawyers have had extensive prior careers as federal regulators or Capitol Hill staff, including having held positions in the Labor Department, Treasury Department, as ERISA counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, the IRS, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Tax Counsel to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

And with its sole office in the nation’s capital, Groom Law continues to be closely tapped in to the sources of U.S. employee benefits law. A variety of practice groups guide clients through what the firm calls the "Byzantine regulatory framework" of employee benefits law, including issues such as public and multiemployer plans, benefits-related policies, executive compensation, tax issues, pension plans, health care issues, and benefits litigation.

The Benefits of Benefits Savvy

With all that collective experience under their belt, it's no wonder Groom's legal team has had the privilege of assisting blue chip companies with employee benefits issues across a variety of industries. The firm's client roster has included the NFL Players Association, Campbell Soup Company, CBS, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, CIGNA, ING, UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, New York Life Insurance, and many, many others.

Groom Law Group

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 857-0620

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: Michael J. Prame
Recruiting Chair: Sarah Adams
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,461/week

Employment Contact

Gary Goodwin
Executive Director
(202) 861-6644

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC

Major Departments

Executive Compensation
Fiduciary Responsibility
Governmental Plans
Health & Welfare
Multiemployer/Taft-Hartley Plan
Plan Design and Taxation
Plan Funding & Restructuring
Policy & Legislation
Pro Bono