Waldemar Pflepsen represents insurers and financial entities in complex litigation and class actions regarding their life, health, pension, and investment products. He is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A., where he is a member of the firm’s Class Action, Financial Services and Insurance Litigation, and Labor, Employment and ERISA practice groups. Mr. Pflepsen has tried cases in numerous federal and state courts, argued before many federal and state courts of appeal, and represented clients in the United States Supreme Court, including in Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. v. Knudson, 534 U.S. 204 (2002), and Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc., 547 U.S. 356 (2006). He co-authored the first edition of the Handbook on ERISA Litigation and every edition since (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 1992 and 1994; 4th ed. 2015). Aside from having also written numerous articles on insurance, health care, class action, and ERISA litigation topics, he is a frequent speaker at industry and bar association programs. Mr. Pflepsen received his B.A. from Michigan State University, his J.D. from American University, and served two federal court clerkships.
Waldemar J. Pflepsen, Jr.