Arthur A. Marrapese ’78 has joined Barclay Damon LLP as a partner in the law firm’s rapidly expanding Employee Benefits Practice. Marrapese leads the group and assists clients with the full range of employee benefits matters, oversees lawyers and serves clients throughout Barclay Damon’s 11-office platform.
For more than 30 years, Marrapese has been helping employee benefit plan sponsors and fiduciaries identify, prioritize and minimize the litigation and liability risks associated with the management and administration of employee benefit programs. He has helped large private and public companies document and communicate complex employee benefit programs; counseled board members, corporate counsel, senior executives and administrative and investment committees on fiduciary responsibility and risk management; represented plan sponsors and fiduciaries in governmental investigations and enforcement matters; advised insurers and brokers in connection with the design and restructuring of health benefit plans in light of the complex requirements of the Affordable Care Act; and successfully defended plan sponsors and fiduciaries in litigated matters.
Previously, Marrapese served as chair of employee benefits at Hodgson Russ LLP. He is an author and presenter on a range of employee benefit topics and was member of New York State Bar Association-sponsored programs covering employer liability in managed health care, estate planning, and misclassified workers. Most recently, he was a panelist on a national program sponsored by Strafford covering the tax and ERISA rules governing employee benefit plan overpayments.
An economics major at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Marrapese received his law degree from the University of Buffalo. He has been named in Best Lawyers, Buffalo, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, “Lawyer of the Year;” Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Litigation, Listed, 2018 and Super Lawyers, Upstate New York, Listed 2008-17.
Barclay Damon LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service law firm with offices throughout New York State and in Toronto, Canada; Boston, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; and Newark, N.J.