Seth Perretta > Groom Law Group, Chartered > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Groom Law Group, Chartered
United States




Seth Perretta advises clients on a wide range of federal tax and ERISA matters regarding employee benefits and insurance. His practice encompasses qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, federal income and employment taxes, health and welfare arrangements, and insurance.

Seth represents employers, private equity and investment firms, insurance companies, professional employer organizations (PEOs), trade associations, and public policy organizations on all aspects of employee benefits as well as health and P&C insurance.  This includes regarding qualified retirement plans, related trust and financing issues, plan terminations, fiduciary liability, and the rules regarding prohibited transactions.

Seth frequently counsels clients on health and welfare arrangements including cafeteria plans, medical savings accounts (such as flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

Seth is nationally recognized in the field of ERISA and employee benefits, specifically with respect to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health reform more generally. He frequently counsels clients, including insurance companies and third party providers, on all aspects of the ACA with respect to plan design, business strategy, product development, and more.

Seth works closely with private equity and investment firms in connection with their diligence, purchase, and sale of PEOs, as well as benefits, payroll, and health care related service providers.

Seth speaks regularly on a host of employee benefits matters. He is frequently quoted in the trade press and national publications (including BNATax Analysts, the Associated Press, and The New York Times) and has testified before Congress on behalf of his clients.


  • American Benefits Council (ABC)
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)


New York University School of Law
Cornell University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Healthcare > Health insurers

In the healthcare insurer space, Groom Law Group, Chartered stands out for its focus on providing expert regulatory advice, advising its clients on all aspects of federal and state regulations concerning healthcare delivery services and insurers. In particular, the firm regularly advises major health insurance companies on Medicare coverage rules, HIPAA privacy requirements, and insurer responsibilities under the Mental Health Parity Act. Additionally, 2022 has seen the firm advising employers, insurers, and health plan administrators on the full range of legal implications arising from federal and state law changes in the wake of the Dobbs decision. Jointly led by Jon Breyfogle and Lisa Campbell, who both have significant government experience, the team is based in Washington DC. They are supported by ACA specialists Seth Perretta and Ryan Temme, whose work focuses on the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, as well as ACA compliance.