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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 19 years of experience as an ERISA attorney.  Ms. Grove’s practice focuses on multiemployer pension and benefit plans. She routinely counsels those plans on fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, and prohibited transaction issues. She also assists plans by drafting plan documents, plan amendments and participant communications. In addition, she regularly is involved with drafting and negotiating agreements with third-party providers for her multiemployer plan clients.

Ms. Grove regularly advises and assists multiemployer defined benefit and defined contribution pension plan clients on compliance with the Pension Protection Act and other applicable laws, as well as on withdrawal liability, suspension of benefits, and merger and spinoff issues.  Ms. Grove also advises multiemployer health and welfare plan clients on compliance with applicable laws, including COBRA, HIPAA privacy regulations and health care reform legislation.

Ms. Grove is responsible for negotiating investment management agreements for separate accounts and group trusts.  Ms. Grove also routinely reviews private equity and other alternative investment agreements and related documentation, and negotiates side letters that contain provisions that afford greater protection to the ERISA plans she represents.

Ms. Grove also assists ERISA apprenticeship and training plans.  She routinely counsels those plans on compliance with applicable laws, and assists them with navigating the unique requirements with which these types of plans are obligated to comply.

Ms. Grove regularly speaks at the Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, which is held each fall.  Her most recent speaking topics include the continuing effect of the ACA on multiemployer plans, the impact the repeal of DOMA has on employee benefit plans, and tips for negotiating investment manager agreements on behalf of benefit plans.  She is also the co-author of several articles published in the International Foundation Benefits Magazine, including Complying With the Affordable Care Act – 90-Day Limit on Waiting Periods (March 2013), Tax Reporting and Withholding on Pension Payments (January 2013), A 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 19 years of experience as an ERISA attorney.  Ms. Grove’s practice focuses on multiemployer pension and benefit plans. She routinely counsels those plans on fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, and prohibited transaction issues. She also assists plans by drafting plan documents, plan amendments and participant communications. In addition, she regularly is involved with drafting and negotiating agreements with third-party providers for her multiemployer plan clients.

Ms. Grove regularly advises and assists multiemployer defined benefit and defined contribution pension plan clients on compliance with the Pension Protection Act and other applicable laws, as well as on withdrawal liability, suspension of benefits, and merger and spinoff issues.  Ms. Grove also advises multiemployer health and welfare plan clients on compliance with applicable laws, including COBRA, HIPAA privacy regulations and health care reform legislation.

Ms. Grove is responsible for negotiating investment management agreements for separate accounts and group trusts.  Ms. Grove also routinely reviews private equity and other alternative investment agreements and related documentation, and negotiates side letters that contain provisions that afford greater protection to the ERISA plans she represents.

Ms. Grove also assists ERISA apprenticeship and training plans.  She routinely counsels those plans on compliance with applicable laws, and assists them with navigating the unique requirements with which these types of plans are obligated to comply.

Ms. Grove regularly speaks at the Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, which is held each fall.  Her most recent speaking topics include the continuing effect of the ACA on multiemployer plans, the impact the repeal of DOMA has on employee benefit plans, and tips for negotiating investment manager agreements on behalf of benefit plans.  She is also the co-author of several articles published in the International Foundation Benefits Magazine, including Complying With the Affordable Care Act – 90-Day Limit on Waiting Periods (March 2013), Tax Reporting and Withholding on Pension Payments (January 2013), A 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 Hasting College of the Law, magna cum laude (1998)
    Order of the Coif, Thurston Society

  • B.S., Cal Poly, Pomona, magna cum laude (1995)

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Presentations

  • “Roundtable: ACA Follow-up for Multiemployer Plans,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 61st Annual Employee Benefits Conference (November 2015)
  • “Impact of DOMA on Benefit Plans,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 60th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (October 2014)
  • “Negotiating Investment Management Agreements,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 59th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (October 2013)
  • “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)
  • “Complying With the Affordable Care Act – 90-Day Limit on Waiting Periods,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Benefits Magazine (March 2013)
  • “Tax Reporting and Withholding on Pension Payments,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Benefits Magazine (January 2013)
  • “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)