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.
Greg Bennici is a member of the firm’s Managed Care + Employe Benefit Litigation 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.
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.
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.
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 Managed Care + Employe Benefit 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.