Marie E. Casciari

Marie E. Casciari

Shareholder
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-561-4040
Fax:
312-929-0309
Email:

Marie Casciari is a shareholder at DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, P.C., and practices exclusively in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, mental health parity, and other insurance benefits litigation. Marie Casciari handles litigation at the state court, federal district court, and federal appellate court levels; and manages internal appeals and benefit claim submissions under group and individual benefit plans. Marie Casciari has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Illinois Circuit Court.

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
  • MHPAEA/Mental Health Parity Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediation Skills Training, Chicago, IL, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2011

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 2011
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Philosophy (Pre-Law Concentration)

Published Works

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Report of the Employee Benefits Committee, 2012-Present
  • Contributing Author, Bloomberg BNA American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Employee Benefits Law Treatise, 2014-2016
  • Chapter Editor, Bloomberg BNA American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Employee Benefits Law Treatise, 2016-Present

Representative Cases

  • Raybourne v. Cigna Life Ins. Co., 700 F.3d 1076 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Ayotte v. Prudential Ins. Co. of N. Am., 900 F. Supp. 2d 814 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Shepherd v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 13453 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Krase v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 138837 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Ehas v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 169151 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Krupp v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Bos., 936 F. Supp. 2d 908 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
  • Berg v. N.Y. Life Ins. Co., 831 F.3d 426 (7th Cir. 2016)

Classes/Seminars

  • "2013-2014 Year in Review: Top ERISA and Employee Benefits Cases," Chicago Bar Association (November 2014)
  • "2013-2014 Year in Review: Top ERISA and Employee Benefits Cases," Chicago Bar Association (March 2015)
  • "Litigation of Long-Term Disability Claims," American Bar Association (May 2015)
  • "ERISA Basics Concepts – Statutory Overview," American Bar Association (October 2015)
  • "Litigation of Welfare Benefit Claims," Chicago Bar Association (October 2015)
  • "Wellness Programs: Design, Implementation and Litigation Risks," American Bar Association (February 2016)
  • "ERISA Litigation Review," Chicago Bar Association (March 2016)
  • "Pleadings and Motions Practice in ERISA Litigation," American Bar Association (May 2016)
  • "Anatomy of a Deposition," American Bar Association (May 2016)
  • "Hot Topics in Health Care Litigation under ERISA and the ACA," American Bar Association (June 2016)
  • "Drafting ERISA Complaints and Moving to Dismiss," American Bar Association (October 2016)
  • "Parkinson’s Disease and Disability: the Basics," Rush University Medical Center (February 2017)
  • "Litigating Individual Health Claims," American Bar Association (February 2017)
  • "Transgender Health Care Issues and Nondiscrimination," American Bar Association (March 2017)
  • "Health Care Claims and Related Litigation," American Bar Association (June 2017)
  • "Pleadings and Motion Practice in ERISA Litigation," American Bar Association (June 2017)
  • "ERISA Ethical Issues and Concerns," American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • "Pleadings and Motion Practice in ERISA Litigation," American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • "Benefit Claims: Administrative Procedures," American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • "Crafting Compliant, Effective Behavioral Health Benefit Programs," American Bar Association (February 2018)
  • "Mental Health Parity Litigation," American Bar Association (May 2018)

Honors and Awards

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law Leadership Development Program, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employee Benefits Law, 2016 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Section, CLE Coordinator, 2018-Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law Membership Development Committee, Vice Chair, 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee Subcommittee on Employment Discrimination & Employee Benefits Co-Chair, 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Vice Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • DeBofsky & Associates, P.C., Associate, 2013 - 2016
  • Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, Associate, 2011 - 2013
  • Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, Law Clerk, 2009 - 2011
  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Project Assistant/Paralegal, 2007 - 2008
  • Mayer Brown LLP, Intern, 2006

Languages

  • English