Overview Intelligence Marian E. Dodson Associate mdodson foley.com Download vCard Marian E. Dodson is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she represents health care providers, governmental entities, and other private and public sector 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 defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and advises plan sponsors on compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code’s tax qualification rules. Ms. Dodson advises clients on health care reform and reacting to rapidly changing health care laws. She also provides counsel on general labor relations, including wage and hour matters, discrimination law, executive deferred compensation programs, bonus programs, and insurance issues. Ms. Dodson is a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice and the Health Care Industry Team. Ms. Dodson 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. She then joined Foley in 2003 and rejoined the firm in 2015. Education Ms. Dodson graduated from Harvard Law School (J.D., 1999) and the University of Southern California (B.S., business administration, 1996). Admissions and Professional Memberships Ms. Dodson is admitted to the State Bar of California and is a member of the Western Pension & Benefits Council.