Marian E. Dodson

Senior Counsel

Overview

Marian E. Dodson is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she represents health care providers, governmental entities, and other employers who sponsor retirement plans and health plans. She drafts health plan documents and provides guidance on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, and HIPAA. She also works with sponsors of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans on plan qualification, compliance with tax regulations, corrections, and interfacing with the IRS and Department of Labor.

Marian advises employers on health care reform and reacting to rapidly changing health care laws. She also handles complex ERISA, ACA, and state law compliance problems for health insurers, third-party administrators, and pharmacy benefit managers.

Marian is a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice and the Health Care Industry Team.

Marian began her legal career serving as deputy district attorney in the San Diego County District Attorney's Office where she performed criminal trials and appellate work. 

Education

Marian earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science in business administration. 

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Marian is admitted to the State Bar of California and is a member of the Western Pension & Benefits Council.

Insights

COBRA in the Time of COVID-19
20 May 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center
IRS Provides New Flexibility for Cafeteria Plan Elections
15 May 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center
IRS Says ACA’s Employer Mandate is a Forever Liability – What Should Large Employers Do Now?
17 March 2020
Legal News: Employee Benefits Insights
Safe Harbors for Offering Health Coverage via an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement
23 January 2020
Legal News: Employee Benefits Insights
Employee Benefits Broadcast
28 February 2018
Webinar
Employee Benefits Broadcast Webinar
19 September 2017
Webinar