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DLA Piper LLP (US)
500 EIGHTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20004
United States

Work Department

Employment; Healthcare

Position

Partner

Career

Erin M. Sweeney advises on all facets of employee benefits, including Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance, health privacy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) matters generally and more specifically in the context of COVID-19 considerations, welfare benefit claims, health insurance continuation (COBRA), US Department of Labor (DOL) audits and investigations, and employee benefit plan administration, including the application of Title I of ERISA to benefit plans. She counsels and represents parties in litigation regarding fiduciary obligations, including plan investments, fee disclosure and prohibited transactions and exemptions. She additionally provides advice on post-retirement medical benefits and the employee benefits provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Memberships

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

DLA Piper LLP (US) frequently collaborates with the firm’s corporate practice to handle high-end transactions, as demonstrated by the team’s advice to Canadian pharmaceutical and cannabis company, Tilray, on its merger with Aphria. Practice leader Rita Patel, who works in the firm’s Washington DC office, led on this matter, while Chicago-based Richard Ashley has experience in handling benefits and compensation issues arising from transactions, including Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A compliance. Cisco Palao-Ricketts departed in June 2021 while San Diego-based Michelle Lara joined from Cooley LLP in April 2021. Erin Sweeney is another key member of the team.