Charles F. Seemann, III

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Biography

Charles F. Seemann III is Office Managing Principal of 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. Seemann's 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” as a “real gentleman” among his peers, as well as remarks that “he thinks outside the box” and “knows everything that’s ever happened in a case.” Another well-known publication, The Best Lawyers in America, has honored Mr. Seemann as a “Lawyer of the Year” in both Labor & Employment (2014) and ERISA/Employee Benefits (2017).

Mr. Seemann’s activities include regular speaking and writing engagements around the country, on topics including class-action litigation, ERISA fiduciary litigation and 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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Southern Eye Bank, Board of Directors

Honors and Recognitions

•New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Distinguished Service Award

In the News

January 23, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Charles F. Seemann III Takes the Helm in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (January 23, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Charles F. Seemann III has been named Office Managing Principal in New Orleans. Since joining us in 2013, Charles’ energy and vision made an instant impact upon the office and the firm,” said Firm Co-...

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

May 22, 2018
Bloomberg BNA

Charles Seemann Comments on the US Supreme Court's Epic Systems Decision and Its Impact on Claims Made Under ERISA

Charles Seemann comments on the Supreme Court's recent arbitration ruling and its impact on ERISA class actions in What High Court Arbitration Ruling Means for Benefits Litigation, published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article

Publications

July 18, 2018

Employee Benefits Newsletter - Summer 2018

In this issue: New Agency Guidance Makes Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Enforcement a Priority. A review of the parity compliance issues for plans and insurers providing mental health and substance use disorder benefits. Finding Missing Participants in a Regulatory Fog. A discussion of the efforts of the Department...

July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of...

April 2, 2018

Employee Benefits Newsletter - Spring 2018

In this issue: View from Jackson Lewis: The Curious Odyssey of the Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Fund. A review of the state of multiemployer funds. 2018 Tax Reform. A summary of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including practical advice for employers. Recent Developments. Recent developments in...

Webinars

Discretion Under Fire: ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Face New Challenges to Their Decision-making

When September 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Higher Education Institutions Beware: New ERISA Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise

When September 8, 2016 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Blogs

Employment Class and Collective Actions
UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION IN FAVOR OF “CHURCH PLAN” DEFENDANTS
June 5, 2017

Today, the Supreme Court handed a long-awaited victory to religiously affiliated organizations operating pension plans under ERISA’s “church plan” exemption.

By Rene E. Thorne and Charles F. Seemann III

Benefits Law Advisor
UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION IN FAVOR OF “CHURCH PLAN” DEFENDANTS
June 5, 2017

Today, the Supreme Court handed a long-awaited victory to religiously affiliated organizations operating pension plans under ERISA’s “church plan” exemption.

By Rene E. Thorne and Charles F. Seemann III

Benefits Law Advisor
SUPREME COURT HEARS “CHURCH PLAN” ERISA CLASS ACTION CASES
March 29, 2017

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated “church plan” cases, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, St. Peter’s Healthcare System v. Kaplan, and Dignity Health v.

By Rene E. Thorne and Charles F. Seemann III

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Construction
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504-208-5843  Phone
(504) 208-1759  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., Articles Editor, Louisiana Law Review, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
1995, Louisiana - W.D. La.; 2009, Colorado - D. Colo.; 2013, Texas - S.D. Tex.; 1995, Louisiana; 1995, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2009, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2013, Texas; 2013, U.S. Tax Court; 2017, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; 2018, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1995, Louisiana - E.D. La.; 1995, Louisiana - M.D. La.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Bureau of National Affairs, Pension & Benefits Advisory Board Member (2012-2015)
•Louisiana Bar Foundation
•Louisiana State Bar Association, Member and Past Chairperson of the Public Service Committee

Birth Information:
1970
ISLN:
910087184

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/15/12 in ERISA Litigation

    Charles is a "lawyer's lawyer," and would be on the short list of those I would trust to handle my personal legal matters.

    Charles is a "lawyer's lawyer," and would be on the short list of those I would trust to handle my personal legal matters. Read less

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