WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Groom Law Group, Chartered, a Washington, D.C. law firm that focuses exclusively on employee benefits, announced that Edward Meehan has joined the firm's ERISA litigation group. Prior to joining Groom, Mr. Meehan spent 23 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he was a partner in the litigation group.
Mr. Meehan is an experienced litigator, having tried several dozen cases and hundreds of contested hearings before courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies. He has substantial experience in disputes involving employee benefits, including pension and health plans, often in the context of Chapter 11 or other corporate restructurings. Representative matters include work for American Airlines and Eastman Kodak on retiree health benefit issues, for Hayes-Lemmerz International, Inc. on pension and retiree health matters, and for US Airways on pension issues. In addition to his work on employee benefit matters, Mr. Meehan has defended class actions and other complex disputes across a wide range of industries. He also has represented clients in connection with Department of Labor and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.
"We are very pleased to have Ed join our firm," said John McGuiness, Executive Principal of Groom Law Group. "Litigation related to retirement and healthcare plans continues to escalate. Our litigation group has tried nearly a dozen cases in recent years, including two cases in which Ed served as co-counsel. He is widely-regarded as a first-rate trial attorney and his courtroom skills will serve our clients well. He is a terrific addition to our team."
"I have worked with Groom as co-counsel for over a decade as we tried cases together on pension and retiree benefits matters," said Mr. Meehan. "It was a natural fit for me to join Groom to concentrate my trial and other court experience in the growing ERISA litigation field."
Mr. Meehan joins one of the most well-regarded ERISA litigation groups in the U.S. The firm has 19 attorneys who specialize in this area and its litigation group is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and The U.S. Legal 500. The attorneys in Groom's litigation group defend cases across the country brought against plan sponsors, financial institutions, managed care organizations, service providers, and other clients who are seeking practical, tough-minded representation in employee benefits disputes.
About Groom Law Group
Groom Law Group, Chartered (www.groom.com) is the premier employee benefits law firm in the United States with over 60 attorneys dedicated solely to the practice of employee benefits law. Groom provides clients with cost-effective, creative, and practical solutions to sophisticated benefits and tax law challenges. The firm's national client base includes a diverse group of major corporations, financial institutions, health insurers, trade associations, governmental, and tax-exempt organizations.
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