Ellen M. Goodwin, Esq., is Of Counsel to Groom Law Group, Chartered, the nation’s largest employee benefits specialty law firm. Ms. Goodwin works in Groom’s Fiduciary Practice Group, primarily focusing on investment, fiduciary, and prohibited transaction issues. She also has significant expertise in the reporting, disclosure, and coverage areas of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Before joining Groom, Ms. Goodwin served as a regulation attorney in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and as a Pension Law Specialist in the Office of Fiduciary Interpretations of the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. At the DOL, Ms. Goodwin devoted a significant amount of time to working with the DOL’s claims procedure regulations in addition to drafting and issuing interpretive guidance under ERISA’s fiduciary provisions.