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Lindsey H. Chopin

Associate
New Orleans

P 504-208-1755 F 504-208-1759
Lindsey.Chopin@jacksonlewis.com

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Lindsey H. Chopin

Biography

Lindsey H. Chopin is an Associate in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the firm’s ERISA Complex Class Action, Employee Benefits and Class Action groups.

Ms. Chopin focuses her practice on the defense of complex ERISA class-actions filed against public and private single employer ERISA plan sponsors and fiduciaries, as well as multi-employer plans and fiduciaries and ERISA plan services providers.  She has litigated a wide variety of class action claims, including 401(k) fee claims, stock drop claims, defined benefit mortality assumption claims, “church plan” and “government plan” claims, health and welfare plan claims, and ERISA Section 510 claims.  Ms. Chopin also litigates ERISA benefit claims and claims involving non-ERISA plans.

Ms. Chopin the author of several ERISA-related articles, including an article focusing on ERISA fee litigation that appeared in the Benefits Law Journal, and is a frequent speaker on ERISA and class action litigation issues, including e-discovery best practices and ethics and professionalism when using social media in litigation.  She is a senior editor of Chapter 15 of Bloomberg BNA’s Employee Benefits Law treatise and a contributing author to the ERISA Fiduciary Answers Book and Chapter 39 of the sixth edition of Bloomberg BNA’s ERISA Litigation treatise published in November 2017.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Chopin practiced complex ERISA litigation for five years at a large, national firm and served as a one-year term clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

While attending Loyola University School of Law, Ms. Chopin was the Articles and Symposium Editor of the Loyola Law Review and received the “Best Casenote Award” for her casenote analyzing the impact of Kasten v. St. Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 563 U.S. 1 (2011), an FLSA matter decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to attending law school and practicing law, Ms. Chopin was a teachNOLA fellow and taught high school French in New Orleans’ public schools.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Employee Benefits Committee
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court

Published Works

  • Employee Benefits Law (Bloomberg BNA) [Contributing Author (2014-2019), Senior Editor (2019-present)]
  • ERISA Litigation, 6th ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 2017) [Contributing Author]
  • "401(k) Fee Litigation: Recent Case Teachings on Exposures and Practices to Mitigate That Risk," Benefits Law Journal Vol. 28 No. 4 (Wolters Kluwer, 2015) [Co-Author] 

Speeches

  • "Benefit Claims: Administrative Procedures & Litigation Overview," ERISA Basics National Institute Series (Webinar, June 2020) [panelist]
  • "Top Ten Employee Benefits Issues 2019," ABA Employee Benefits Conference Mid-Winter Meeting (Palm Springs, CA, February 2019) [panelist]