Ruth Marcott practices commercial law, specializing in employee benefits advice and litigation, health information privacy, false health claim act issues, business ownership disputes and select specialty issues in commercial transactions and disputes.
In the area of benefits, she provides advice on compliance with federal and state benefits laws (ACA, IRC, ERISA, MPPAA) governing qualified retirement plans (including ESOPs and pension plans), non-qualified plans, health plans and welfare plans. She advises numerous Taft-Hartley Multiemployer Plans. She litigates benefits issues, including ERISA class actions, fiduciary claims, multiemployer pension withdrawal liability arbitrations, executive compensation claims. She defends audits or investigations by the DOL or the IRS. Her expertise extends to advising on, investigating and defending HIPAA privacy issues and False Claim Act issues.
In general commercial matters, she lends her expertise to transactions, acquisitions and sales. She advises franchises on legal compliance. She litigates and negotiates shareholder and business ownership disputes.