Jackson Lewis P.C. > New Orleans, United States > Firm Profile
Jackson Lewis P.C. Offices
601 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Jackson Lewis P.C. > The Legal 500 RankingsJackson Lewis P.C. continues to make progress defending an increasing number of ERISA claims being brought, particularly those relating to 401(k) plan fees and recordkeeping costs as well as ESOP cases. The practice leverages its close connections to the firm’s employee benefits group and the class actions and complex litigation practice to support the full range of clients’ needs in ERISA matters. Stacey C.S. Cerrone is a key name to note at the firm, concentrating on defending ERISA class actions brought against public and private single employer plan sponsors and fiduciaries. Charles Seemann shares this focus in addition to advising on multi-employer plans and financial institutions providing services to ERISA plans. Howard Shapiro and René Thorne co-lead the practice, with Thorne being active in health plan organization and litigation following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs. All named lawyers are based in New Orleans.
Howard Shapiro; René Thorne
Other key lawyers:
Stacey C.S Cerrone; Charles Seemann
Nova Southeastern University
Bronson Healthcare Group
Centerra Group, LLC
GreatBanc Trust Co.
Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Denso International America
University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
Henry Ford Health System
Segerdahl Corporation, dba SG360
Jonathan Spitz; Richard Vitarelli
‘Devoted management-side labor lawyers. Deep experience in multiple areas, coupled with practical advice. From negotiations with organized labor to “bread and butter” HR and labor issues, the Jackson Lewis team is quick to assess the landscape of a matter and get up to speed, before following through with “hands-on” and straightforward advice – even when the news is not what the client wants to hear.’
‘The team has deep experience that fosters practical, straightforward advice that can be quickly implemented.’
Gemma Power Systems
Adventist Health System
Resource System Group
- Represented an international oil-and-gas company’s in issues including unfair labor practice trials, strategic advice on collective bargaining, strike contingency planning, union avoidance and all other aspects of labor law.
- Represented Howard University on the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement in the face of a potential faculty strike.
- Representing a large client in the public sector in employment negotiations.
Richard Greenberg; Susan Groff; Tasos Paindiris
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
America East Conference
NHL Alumni Association
- Provided DEI counsel and advice to companies that range from a Global 500 company in the oil industry to a newer space flight company with a high-risk tolerance.
- Advised clients on COVID-19 vaccine mandate litigation.
Amy Peck; Michael Neifach; Otieno Ombok
Other key lawyers:
Kimberly Bennett; Minnie Fu
‘They assist us in working with our foreign national employees and their managers taking the time to explain each step in the process.’
‘Their knowledge and understanding of immigration law, as well as the current immigration law environment is invaluable.
AXS Group, LLC
Miltenyi Biotec North America
Feng Dong/Bedrock Foundation
‘Donny English, managing partner of the Baltimore office, manages an integrated team to address the wide breadth of issues that arise in my organization of 25,000+ employees; is responsive; balances legal and practical advice based on his keen awareness of the industry and practice area; implements fair and reasonable billing practices; ensures a constant channel of communication between his team and mine; and adds significant value by being available to address matters as they arise which often minimizes the risk at hand.’
‘The Jackson Lewis team is highly knowledgeable, responsive, and practical.’
‘Clarisse Petersen – highly responsive, detail-oriented, cheerful personality (helpful when dealing with a high volume of disputes), and very thorough and thoughtful in her explanations.’
‘Scott Ruygrok is highly responsive, knowledgeable in all 50 US states, deep institutional knowledge of our company, and great sense of humor.’
‘Jina Lee is highly responsive, extremely hardworking, and very knowledgeable.’
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University
Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 4Jackson Lewis P.C. advises a diverse range of clients such as Howard University and Equinor USA on a wide range of employee benefit matters. The firm has been active on a number of current market trends, such as handling issues arising after the Dobbs v Jackson decision. Baltimore’s Joy Napier-Joyce, who has considerable expertise in employee benefits, and New York’s Melissa Ostrower, who concentrates on general compliance and administration of qualified retirement plans and nonqualified retirement plans, lead the team.
Joy Napier-Joyce; Melissa Ostrower
Gemma Power Systems
Adventist Health System
NFI Group, Inc.
- Advised several high-profile companies on how to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
- Advised NFI Group on several matters which were all of supreme importance to the client’s day-to-day business operations; one matter alone was valued at $40,000,000 of potential financial damages for the client.
Jackson Lewis P.C. > Firm Profile
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. The firm helps employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and shares its clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
|Advice and Counsel||Richard I. Greenberg (New York City)||Richard.Greenberg@jacksonlewis.com||212-545-4080|
|Advice and Counsel||Susan E Groff (Los Angeles)||Susan.Groff@jacksonlewis.com||213-689-0404|
|Advice and Counsel||Tasos Paindiris (Orlando)||Tasos.Paindiris@jacksonlewis.com||407-246-8440|
|Affirmative Action, OFCCP & Government Contract Compliance||Matthew J Camardella (Long Island)||Matthew.Camardella@jacksonlewis.com||631-247-4639|
|Affirmative Action, OFCCP & Government Contract Compliance||K Joy Chin (Long Island)||Joy.Chin@jacksonlewis.com||631-247-4613|
|Class Actions & Complex Litigation||Mia Farber (Los Angeles)||Mia.Farber@jacksonlewis.com||213-630-8284|
|Class Actions & Complex Litigation||David R. Golder (Hartford)||David.Golder@jacksonlewis.com||860-522-0404|
|Class Actions & Complex Litigation||Eric R. Magnus (Atlanta)||Eric.Magnus@jacksonlewis.com||404-525-8200|
|Collegiate & Professional Sports||Paul V. Kelly (Boston)||Paul.Kelly@jacksonlewis.com||617-305-1263|
|Corporate Diversity Counseling||John M. Bryson II (DC)||John.Bryson@jacksonlewis.com||703-483-8318|
|Corporate Diversity Counseling||Weldon H. Latham (DC)||Weldon.Latham@jacksonlewis.com||703-483-8333|
|Corporate Governance & Internal Investigations||Richard J. Cino (Berkeley Heights)||Richard.Cino@jacksonlewis.com||973-451-6324|
|Corporate Governance & Internal Investigations||David R. Jimenez (Hartford)||David.Jimenez@jacksonlewis.com||860-522-0404|
|Disability, Leave & Health Management||Joseph L. Lynett (White Plains)||Joseph.Lynett@jacksonlewis.com||914-872-6888|
|Disability, Leave & Health Management||Sheri L. Giger||Sheri.Giger@jacksonlewis.com||412-338-5146|
|Disability, Leave & Health Management||Katharine C. Weber (Cincinnati)||Katharine.Weber@jacksonlewis.com||513-898-0050|
|Employee Benefits||Joy M. Napier-Joyce (Baltimore)||Joy.NapierJoyce@jacksonlewis.com||410-415-2028|
|Employee Benefits||Melissa Ostrower (New York City)||Melissa.Ostrower@jacksonlewis.com||212-545-4000|
|ERISA Complex Litigation||Howard Shapiro (New Orleans)||Howard.Shapiro@jacksonlewis.com||504-208-5835|
|ERISA Complex Litigation||Rene E. Thorne (New Orleans)||Rene.Thorne@jacksonlewis.com||504-208-1755|
|ERISA Complex Litigation||Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris (Orlando)||Stephanie.Adler-Paindiris@jacksonlewis.com||407-246-8409|
|Immigration||Michael Neifach (DC)||Michael.Neifach@jacksonlewis.com||703-483-8300|
|Immigration||Otieno B. Ombok (White Plains)||Otieno.Ombok@jacksonlewis.com||914-872-6895|
|Immigration||Amy Peck (Omaha)||Amy.Peck@jacksonlewis.com||402-391-1991|
|International Employment & L&E Global||Minnie Fu (DC)||Minnie.Fu@jacksonlewis.com||703-483-8311|
|International Employment & L&E Global||John L. Sander (New York City)||John.Sander@jacksonlewis.com||212-545-4050|
|Litigation||Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris (Orlando)||Stephanie.Adler-Paindiris@jacksonlewis.com||407-246-8409|
|Litigation||Stephanie E. Lewis||Stephanie.Lewis@jacksonlewis.com||864-672-8048|
|Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity||Jason C. Gavejan (Berkeley Heights)||Jason.Gavejian@jacksonlewis.com||908-795-5139|
|Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity||Joseph L. Lazzarotti (Berkeley Heights)||Joseph.Lazzarotti@jacksonlewis.com||908-795-5205|
|Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition||Clifford R. Atlas (New York City)||Clifford.Atlas@jacksonlewis.com||212-545-4017|
|Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition||Erik J. Winton (Boston)||Erik.Winton@jacksonlewis.com||617-367-0025|
|Trials and Appeals||Donald E. English, Jr. (Baltimore)||Donald.English@jacksonlewis.com||410-415-2007|
|Trials and Appeals||Greg Riolo (Albany)||Greg.Riolo@jacksonlewis.com||518-512-8791|
|Wage & Hour||Justin R. Barnes (Atlanta)||Justin.Barnes@jacksonlewis.com||404-586-1809|
|Wage & Hour||Jeffrey W. Brecher (Long Island)||Jeffrey.Brecher@jacksonlewis.com||631-247-4652|
|White Collar & Government Enforcement||Paul V. Kelly (Boston)||Paul.Kelly@jacksonlewis.com||617-305-1263|
|Workplace Safety & Health||Courtney M. Malveaux (Richmond)||Courtney.Malveaux@jacksonlewis.com||804-212-2862|
|Stacey C.S. Cerrone||Principal and Office Litigation Manager||View Profile|
|René E. Thorne||Principal and co-leader of the firm’s ERISA Litigation group||View Profile|
|Charles F. Seemann||Office Managing Principal||View Profile|
|Howard Shapiro||Principal and Co-Leader of the ERISA Litigation group||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of total partners : 483 Number of counsel : 88 Number of associates : 421 Total lawyers : 992
- Labor and employment > ERISA litigation
- Labor and employment > Labor-management relations
- Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling
- Labor and employment > Immigration
- Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions)