Mr. Begos has nearly 30 years of commercial and insurance litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation experience, representing companies and individuals in a wide array of industries. He has a national reputation in handling litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and, in particular, denial of group benefits claims. Mr. Begos has litigated hundreds of ERISA cases and has been involved in shaping the development of ERISA law across the country. He is a regular speaker at ERISA and insurance conferences around the country and has written extensively for various nationwide publications. Read his full rc.com bio here.
Kelly Frye Barnett
Kelly Barnett represents clients in government and internal investigations, and in all aspects of complex civil litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group. Ms. Barnett handles claims, litigation, and appeals related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), group welfare benefits, pension benefits, health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. Read her full rc.com bio here.
Greg Bennici is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. He frequently handles disputes related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. Mr. Bennici regularly defends claims brought against plan fiduciaries, and represents plan administrators and insurers in enforcing plan and policy terms and recovering plan assets. Read his full rc.com bio here.
Soo Y. Kim
Soo Kim concentrates her practice on large complex litigation that spans multiple industries and practice groups. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health and Benefits Litigation Group. Ms. Kim’s practice predominantly focuses on defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort litigation. She has managed the administration of settlements of pharmaceutical mass tort litigation in the United States and Canada. Ms. Kim also defends commercial clients in health care and toxic tort litigation. Read her full rc.com bio here.
Sandra Marin Lautier
Sandra Marin Lautier represents clients in commercial litigation, as well as in a variety of labor and employment law matters. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group. Ms. Lautier represents businesses and other employers in claims involving discrimination, wrongful termination, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, contracts, investigations, wage and hour, and other employment disputes. Ms. Lautier also represents employers in related federal and state administrative proceedings, including proceedings at the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division on Human Rights, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Read her full rc.com bio here.
Matthew Mazzola, a member of the firm’s Health and Benefits Litigation Group, handles litigation related to life, health, and disability benefits; employee benefits; and insurance coverage. Mr. Mazzola focuses his practice in the areas of health care; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and managed care litigation; life, health, and disability benefit litigation; related insurance coverage issues; and medical malpractice litigation. He has successfully defended life, health, and disability claims brought in state and federal court against insurers, plan administrators, employers, and managed care organizations, including in cases governed by ERISA. Mr. Mazzola has also written several appellate briefs for clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving complicated legal issues in ERISA-governed cases. He regularly writes on ERISA matters for his clients and colleagues in the legal industry. Read his full rc.com bio here.
Virginia McGarrity is a member in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group whose practice addresses a broad array of issues relating to the design, drafting, and operation of qualified and nonqualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including 401(k), profit-sharing, employee stock ownership and Section 403(b), and Section 457(b) plans of tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities. Virginia counsels clients on a wide range of health and welfare benefits matters, including issues related to health care reform, cafeteria plans, health savings accounts, voluntary employee beneficiary associations, and other employee benefits arrangements. She also assists clients with compliance matters involving federal laws such as COBRA and HIPAA, as well as various state laws and regulations governing health and welfare plan design and administration, domestic partner coverage, continuation of coverage, and mandated benefits. Read her full rc.com bio here.
Alisha Sullivan focuses her practice on employee benefits as a member of Robinson+Cole’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group. Ms. Sullivan helps clients comply with laws governing employee benefit plans. She advises and supports clients on a range of programs, such as pension plans, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and compliance with HIPAA and health care reform. Ms. Sullivan handles matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Read her full rc.com bio here.
Jean Tomasco’s practice involves employer counseling and employment litigation, with an emphasis on ERISA and benefits litigation. Ms. Tomasco represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She has defended employers against all types of employment-related claims, including discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Ms. Tomasco also counsels employers on a variety of employment matters, including hiring practices, termination of employees, employment-related immigration issues, unemployment compensation issues, wage and hour matters, drug testing, and personnel policies and handbooks. Read her full rc.com bio here.
Jovana Vujovic focuses her practice on life, disability, and health care litigation. She has experience in handling all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation matters, and in providing advice to clients to assess and minimize their litigation exposure. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health and Benefits Litigation Group. Ms. Vujovic handles disputes related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. She has represented clients in disputes across the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Vujovic’s previous experience as a corporate counsel in the litigation section of MetLife gives her special insight in assisting her insurance company clients. Read her full rc.com bio here.