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Michael J. Prame is a principal at Groom Law Group. Mr. Prame represents plan sponsors, administrators and trustees in fiduciary litigation and executive compensation lawsuits. He also represents recordkeepers, actuaries, benefit consultants and other plan professionals in litigation and regulatory investigations related to the services they perform for plan sponsors and administrators. Mr. Prame has extensive experience in class actions and multi-party litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, he counsels clients with respect to retiree health issues, employee benefit issues arising in bankruptcy, and ERISA compliance issues.

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Frequently writes and speaks on ERISA litigation matters, including 401(k) fee and employer securities lawsuits.


BS, summa cum laude, LeMoyne College (1990); JD, Georgetown University (1993).

United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation

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Michael Prame - Groom Law Group

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Groom Law Group’s Washington DC-based ERISA litigation team is involved in class actions and other complex litigation involving plan sponsors, financial services firms, investment managers, actuaries and other service providers. The ‘utterly unflappable, confident and knowledgeableLars Golumbic heads the practice group, which also includes Michael Prame, who is rated for his ‘substantial knowledge in the field and ability to understand the bigger picture’. Sarah Adams and Mark Nielsen are defending Financial Engines and a number of welfare plan trustees in breach of fiduciary duty class action suits, while a team including Edward Meehan and associate Samuel Levin represented a multi-employer pension fund in a withdrawal liability arbitration valued in excess of $100m. The team is also noted for its ESOP litigation expertise.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

The attorneys at the ‘premier’ Washington DC-based Groom Law Group are ‘the best of the best’ when it comes to employee benefits and executive compensation law. Allison Ullman is ‘a true pleasure to work with’ and David Levine ‘brings great experience and intelligence to his work’. The ‘very knowledgeableJeff Witt advises public and private companies on the full range of mandates including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation agreements, defined contribution plans and DOL audit preparations. Also of note are Rachel Leiser Levy (‘a rock star in the area of healthcare policy’), and Mark Lofgren, who specializes in matters concerning the IRS and the Department of the Treasury. Clients also recommended Stephen Saxon and Jeffrey Kroh for administrative and legislative matters concerning tax-exempt organizations and ERISA fiduciary compliance. Other names to note include Jon Breyfogle, Michael Prame and Thomas Roberts, all of whom have expertise in fiduciary compliance, health plan structuring and collective investment funds.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Based in Washington DC, the multi-disciplinary practice at Groom Law Group recently advised on a number of pension de-risking exercises and related annuitization transactions, and also assisted with the employee benefit plan implications of multiple corporate spin-offs. Clients praised the team, which includes David Levine and Jeff Witt, for its ‘excellent collaborative culture’ and ‘vast breadth of knowledge’. The practice group was further strengthened in 2019 by the addition of Title 1 ERISA expert Kevin Walsh. Also recommended are Stephen Saxon and executive compensation practice leader Jeffrey Kroh, who were noted for their ‘experience, creativity and responsiveness’. Other key contacts include fiduciary responsibility practice co-head Jennifer Eller, health and welfare practice co-head Jon Breyfogle and managing partner Michael Prame.

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