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Carrie Grove

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5272
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Ms. Grove, a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of the Los Angeles office, has more than 14 years of experience as an ERISA attorney.  Ms. Grove’s practice focuses on multiemployer pension and benefit plans, and includes the areas of fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, prohibited transactions, agreements with third-party providers, and withdrawal liability and merger and spinoff issues.  She is responsible for negotiating investment management agreements for separate accounts and group trusts.  Ms. Grove also routinely reviews private equity and hedge fund limited partnership agreements and related documentation, and negotiates side letters that contain provisions that afford greater protection to the ERISA plans she represents.  She also has experience with advising employers on the topics of COBRA, health care reform, the Pension Protection Act and domestic partner issues.  Ms. Grove is the co-author of several articles published in the International Foundation Benefits & Compensation Digest, includingA Plan Sponsor’s Guide for Collecting Withdrawal Liability (July 2010), Merging Multiemployer Health and Welfare Funds: A Practical Guide (December 2008), Investing Pension Assets in Alternative Investments (August 2007), and What to Do With Post-Death QDROs (September 2006).

Ms. Grove, a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of the Los Angeles office, has more than 14 years of experience as an ERISA attorney.  Ms. Grove’s practice focuses on multiemployer pension and benefit plans, and includes the areas of fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, prohibited transactions, agreements with third-party providers, and withdrawal liability and merger and spinoff issues.  She is responsible for negotiating investment management agreements for separate accounts and group trusts.  Ms. Grove also routinely reviews private equity and hedge fund limited partnership agreements and related documentation, and negotiates side letters that contain provisions that afford greater protection to the ERISA plans she represents.  She also has experience with advising employers on the topics of COBRA, health care reform, the Pension Protection Act and domestic partner issues.  Ms. Grove is the co-author of several articles published in the International Foundation Benefits & Compensation Digest, includingA Plan Sponsor’s Guide for Collecting Withdrawal Liability (July 2010), Merging Multiemployer Health and Welfare Funds: A Practical Guide (December 2008), Investing Pension Assets in Alternative Investments (August 2007), and What to Do With Post-Death QDROs (September 2006).

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1998)
    magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif, Thurston Society
  • B.S., Pomona College (1995)
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Presentations

  • “All About Contracting,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (October 2011)
  • “The Retiree Reinsurance Program - Where Are We Today?” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 56th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (November 2010)
  • “Health Care Reform - A Legislative Follow-Up,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 56th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (November 2010)
  • “Legal Issues Related to Alternative Investments,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 53rd Annual Employee Benefits Conference (November 2007) 

Publications

  • Co-Author, "HHS Delays the Implementation Date for Adopting the ICD-10 Coding Standard Until October 1, 2015," Health Care Reform Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (August 25, 2014)
  • “Merging Multiemployer Health and Welfare Funds,” Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Labor-Management Employee Benefit Plans, 7th Ed. 2011
  • “A Plan Sponsor’s Guide for Collecting Withdrawal Liability,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Benefit & Compensation Digest (July 2011)
  • “Merging Multiemployer Health and Welfare Funds: A Practical Guide,”  International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Benefit & Compensation Digest (December 2008)
  • “Investing Pension Assets in Alternative Investments,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Benefit & Compensation Digest (July 2007)
  • “What to Do With Post-Death QDROs,”International Foundation  of Employee Benefit Plans Benefits & Compensation Digest (September 2006)