Charles F. Seemann III is a Shareholder in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice emphasizes ERISA and employment law, but encompasses a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters as well.
Mr. Seemanns 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'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. While attending law school, he served as Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review.
Honors and Recognitions
•New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Distinguished Service Award Charles F.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Southern Eye Bank, Board of Directors
May 19, 2015
ERISA Fiduciaries have Ongoing Duty to Monitor Trust Investments, U.S. Supreme Court Rules
May 19, 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). Tibble has been much-anticipated by Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) practitioners and plan...
March 14, 2013
Employment Dispute Resolution Program Binding on Employee under Louisiana Law, Federal Court Rules
March 14, 2013
An employer's dispute resolution program, stating that it was not “intended to violate or restrict any rights of employees guaranteed by state or federal laws,” did not give rise to the right to a jury trial, and so an employee was required to submit his age discrimination claim to binding arbitration, a federal appeals...
Benefits Law Advisor
A Look Ahead to The Supreme Court's 2015-16 Term
June 17, 2015
As the Supreme Court winds down its 2014-15 term, the Benefits Law Advisor looks ahead to the ERISA cases and issues the Supreme Court may confront in its next terms. The Supreme Court's recent ERISA jurisprudence has touched on issues such as remedies (CIGNA Corp. v. Amara and US Airways v.
By Charles F. Seemann III
In the News
May 19, 2015 Chambers & Partners
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
May 19, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...
March 30, 2015 Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report
Charles Seemann Comments on Supereme Court's Review of ERISA Tracing Requirement
March 30, 2015
Jackson Lewis Shareholder Charles Seemann was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report article “High Court Will Address Tracing Requirement In Case Involving ERISA Benefit Overpayment.”View article (subscription may be required)
February 25, 2013 Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis Adds Experienced ERISA Litigator to Growing Benefits Group
February 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 25, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that benefits litigator Charles F. Seemann, III has joined the firm's New Orleans office as Partner. Mr. Seemann's primary area of practice is the defense of complex...