Charles F. Seemann III

New Orleans,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(504) 208-1755

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Benefits Litigation
  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
University Emory University, B.A., 1992
Law SchoolLouisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1995 Articles Editor, Louisiana Law Review
Admitted1995, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2013, Texas, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

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Louisiana State Bar Association

Louisiana Bar Foundation


Charles F. Seemann III is a Shareholder in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Seemann's practice emphasizes ERISA and employment law, but encompasses a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters as well. His primary practice focus includes the defense of ERISA plans and plan fiduciaries at both public and private companies, multi-employer plans and plan fiduciaries, and financial institutions providing services to ERISA plans. In addition to ERISA, Mr. Seemann has extensive experience in a wide range of employment matters, including stock-option disputes and executive compensation litigation; wage and hour advice and litigation; and private litigation and regulatory investigations in discrimination, hostile-environment and similar matters. Mr. Seemann is admitted to practice in both Louisiana and Texas, but has represented clients in complex and class action matters in numerous jurisdictions, including New York, California, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, and Washington D.C.

Since 2012, Chambers USA has listed Mr. Seemann among the nation's pre-eminent lawyers, noting his strong reputation and client remarks that he thinks outside the box and knows everything that's ever happened in a case. Mr. Seemann has also been named inThe Best Lawyers in America since 2007, and was recognized as its 2014 Lawyer of the Year in his area. Mr. Seemann has also been included inLouisiana Super Lawyers since 2010, among various other professional accolades. In 2012, Mr. Seemann was appointed to the Pension & Benefits Advisory Board at the Bureau of National Affairs.

Mr. Seemann's activities include regular speaking and writing engagements around the country. Recent topics of these engagements include class-action litigation, ERISA litigation and fiduciary risk management, employment law, and best practices for in-house counsel. He also is active in community and civic affairs and donates his time and professional services to numerous causes. Mr. Seemann currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Southern Eye Bank, and previously chaired the Public Service Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Mr. Seemann has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the New Orleans Pro Bono Project.

Mr. Seemann received his Bachelor of Arts at Emory University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate at Louisiana State University in 1995, where he served as Articles Editor of theLouisiana Law Review.


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ERISA Fiduciaries have Ongoing Duty to Monitor Trust Investments, U.S. Supreme Court Rules
William H. Payne,Charles F. Seemann,René E. Thorne, May 29, 2015
Plan fiduciaries have a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision. Tibble v. Edison International, No. 13-550 (May 18, 2015).

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Charles F. Seemann III

650 Poydras Street, Suite 1900
New OrleansLA 70130


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