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Gabrielle Fox

Special Employee Benefits Counsel

Gabrielle Fox is a special employee benefits counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. She is involved in many aspects of employee benefits law, including the establishment and compliance of retirement plans (both defined benefit and defined contribution) as well as welfare plans.

Gabrielle counsels clients with regard to the requirements of ERISA, as well as the multitude of other laws affecting the employee benefits sphere. She provides day-to-day advice to boards of trustees and plan administrators regarding all issues related to the plan’s continued compliance with applicable law. In addition, she represents multiple clients within the theatre industry.

While in law school, Gabrielle clerked at the Nassau County Family Court for Special Referee Dorothy A. Phillips and assisted with the drafting of custody decisions. She was a member of the Hofstra Law Review and served as senior associate editor in her third year.

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The Future of Domestic Partner Health Benefits

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional in Windsor v. U.S., which is expected to be decided this month, will employers that offer health benefits to employees’ same-sex domestic partners cease offering “domestic partner” benefits separately from benefits for employees and their spouses? Currently, one rationale … Continue Reading

Agencies Issue Updated Summary of Benefits and Coverage

On April 23rd, the DOL, HHS and IRS (the “Agencies”) released an updated template for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”) that group health plans and issuers are required to send to plan participants.  This updated SBC is the template to be used by plan sponsors and issuers to comply with the SBC requirements … Continue Reading

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