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Charles F. Seemann III

Principal
New Orleans

P 504-208-5843
F 504-208-1759
Charles.Seemann@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Charles F. Seemann III is a Principal 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. 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” 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
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Professional Associations and Activities

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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Southern Eye Bank, Board of Directors

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

June 30, 2017
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Charles Seemann Discusses ERISA Lawsuit Trends

June 30, 2017

Charles Seemann discusses new research indicating an increase in plaintiff victory rates in ERISA cases in "Dive in Plaintiff Victories Not Seen in ERISA Cases," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 26, 2017
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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

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September 7, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2017

September 7, 2017

In this issue: Proving Loss Causation in Breach of Fiduciary Claims – The Split Widens. Analysis of recent litigation trends involving loss causation, an important burden-of-proof issue in ERISA fiduciary claims. Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions. A summary of the most significant compensation... Read More

June 7, 2017

Supreme Court Rules Pension Plans of Religiously Affiliated Organizations Exempt from ERISA

June 7, 2017

ERISA’s “church plan” exemption applies to pension plans maintained by church-affiliated organizations such as healthcare facilities, even if the plans were not established by a church, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously, 8-0. Advocate Health Care Network et al. v. Stapleton et al., Nos. 16-74; 16-86; 16-258 (June 5, 2017). (... Read More

May 4, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2017

May 4, 2017

In this issue: Data Security Safeguards. When ERISA was enacted in 1974, it was not known the extent to which technology would allow us to maintain and transmit employee benefit plan data electronically. Learn how today’s technology and the changing data privacy rules affect employee benefit plans and... Read More

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

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

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

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

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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More