Charles F. Seemann  III - Jackson Lewis P.C.

Charles F. Seemann III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

 Charles Seemann’s practice emphasizes ERISA and employment law, but also encompasses a variety of commercial matters. His practice 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 matters, Charles has recent and substantial experience in wide range of matters, including stock-option and executive-compensation disputes, wage & hour advice and litigation, and private litigation and regulatory investigations in discrimination, hostile-environment, employee benefits, and similar matters.

Charles has helped clients resolve their complex and class-action matters in a number of jurisdictions, including New York, California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Texas, and a member of the bar in severael federal circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Emory UniversityBA 1992LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1995
American Bar AssociationLouisiana Bar FoundationLSU Law SchoolBureau of National Affairs

Case History

DiFelice v. US Airways, Inc., 397 F. Supp. 2d 735 (E.D. Va. 2005)

Obtained dismissal of directed trustee for 401(k) plan in class action claiming breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA, successfully defending potentially sweeping challenges to industry business models.

Ferrer, et al. v. Chevron Corp., 34 Empl. Ben. Cas. (CCH) 1031 (S.D. Miss. Nov. 4, 2004), affirmed at 484 F.3d 776 (5th Cir. 2007)

Obtained dismissal of 26 consolidated ERISA claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation against corporation sponsoring an enhanced-retirement program to accomplish companywide reduction in force; dismissal affirmed on appeal, despite contrary rulings on virtually identical facts in another circuit.

Abbey v. Skokos, No. 06-0409 (S.D.N.Y.), affirmed at 303 Fed. Appx. 911 (2d Cir. 2008)

Obtained dismissal of central defendant in securities-fraud claim arising from investment partnership; dismissal affirmed on appeal.

Trustees of the New York State Nurses Ass’n Pension Plan v. Cabrini Medical Center, No. 08-6918 (S.D.N.Y.), affirmed at 2009 WL 3806409 (2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2009)

Represented multi-employer plan in action for unpaid employer contributions; successfully recovered 100% of unpaid contributions, prejudgment interest and liquidated damages, despite defendant''s bankruptcy filing

Client Comments

"Charles did a great job for us. I recommend him highly "

Office Location

650 Poydras Street, Suite 1900
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the New Orleans Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the New Orleans Metro Area
Charles F. Seemann III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Charles F. Seemann III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male