David Levine > Groom Law Group, Chartered > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Groom Law Group, Chartered
United States




David Levine is co-chair of the firm’s Employers & Sponsors group. He advises plan sponsors, advisors, and other service providers on a wide range of employee benefits matters, from retirement and executive compensation to health and welfare plan matters.

David advises on the design and redesign of complex retirement, executive, and health and welfare plans; ongoing, day-to-day counseling of plan sponsors; in-depth compliance reviews of corporate and governmental benefit programs; alternative products and assets, including venture capital, private equity, and cryptocurrency, for IRA, HSAs, and 401(k) plan service providers; products and compliance for retirement and health service providers, and representation of tax-exempt organizations with respect to issues involving corporate governance, executive compensation, and unrelated business income tax liability.

David was previously the Chair of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (2011-2013) and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association and serves in a number of leadership roles in the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Employee Benefits Committee. David regularly speaks on plan design, fiduciary governance, and legislative issues and contributes a recurring column to NAPA Net — The Magazine. He is recognized in the Chambers USA guide for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation.


  • Past Chair, IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT)
  • Chair, Legislative Subcommittee, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
  • General Counsel, Japan-America Society of Washington, DC


University of Pennsylvania Law School
Johns Hopkins University
B.A., with general and departmental honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

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David LevineGroom Law Group, Chartered

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. Jon Breyfogle is a key name in the team, alongside Lisa Campbell, a co-chair of the health services practice. Breyfogle has notable experience of testifying before Congress and at DOL hearings on retirement and health issues. Meanwhile, Campbell represents numerous pharmacy benefit managers and their employers or plan clients in complying with regulatory requirements. Bolstering the team, Mark Lofgren often represents clients in designing both tax-qualified and unqualified plans. All individuals are based in Washington DC.