Marie E. Casciari

Shareholder
Chicago, Illinois
312-561-4040
312-929-0309

Marie Casciari is a shareholder at DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds 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.

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
  • Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Bachelor of Arts – 2007
    • Major: Philosophy (Pre-Law Concentration)

Published Work

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

Representative Cases

  • Dominic W. v. N. Trust Co. Emp. Welfare Benefit Plan, 392 F. Supp. 3d 907 (N.D. ILL 2019)
  • Alice F. v. Health Care Serv. Corp., 367 F. Supp. 3d 817 (N.D. Ill. 2019)
  • Berg v. N.Y. Life Ins. Co., 831 F.3d 426 (7th Cir. 2016)
  • Krupp v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Bos., 936 F. Supp. 2d 908 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
  • 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 WL 4483506, 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 138837 (N.D. Ill. 2012)
  • Ehas v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2012 WL 5989215, 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 169151 (N.D. Ill. 2012)

Classes / Seminars

  • Into the Wilderness: Recent Developments in Federal Parity Act Litigation, American Bar Association (January 2020)
  • ERISA Preemption, American Bar Association (October 2019)
  • ERISA Ethical Issues and Concern, American Bar Association (June 2019)
  • ERISA Preemption, American Bar Association (June 2019)
  • Mock Hearing on Motion to Dismiss, American Bar Association (February 2019)
  • What Every Social Security Lawyer Should Know About LTD Claims, Chicago Bar Association (November 2018)
  • ERISA Ethical Issues and Concern, American Bar Association (October 2018)
  • ERISA Preemption, American Bar Association (October 2018)
  • Mental Health Parity Litigation, American Bar Association (May 2018)
  • Crafting Compliant, Effective Behavioral Health Benefit Programs, American Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Benefit Claims: Administrative Procedures, American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • Pleadings and Motion Practice in ERISA Litigation, American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • ERISA Ethical Issues and Concerns, American Bar Association (October 2017)
  • Pleadings and Motion Practice in ERISA Litigation, American Bar Association (June 2017)
  • Health Care Claims and Related Litigation, American Bar Association (June 2017)
  • Transgender Health Care Issues and Nondiscrimination, American Bar Association (March 2017)
  • Litigating Individual Health Claims, American Bar Association (February 2017)
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Disability: the Basics, Rush University Medical Center (February 2017)
  • Drafting ERISA Complaints and Moving to Dismiss, American Bar Association (October 2016)
  • ACA and Related Healthcare Litigation, American Bar Association (October 2016)
  • Hot Topics in Health Care Litigation under ERISA and the ACA, American Bar Association (June 2016)
  • Anatomy of a Deposition, American Bar Association (May 2016)
  • Pleadings and Motions Practice in ERISA Litigation, American Bar Association (May 2016)
  • ERISA Litigation Review, Chicago Bar Association (March 2016)
  • Wellness Programs: Design, Implementation and Litigation Risks, American Bar Association (February 2016)
  • Litigation of Welfare Benefit Claims, Chicago Bar Association (October 2015)
  • ERISA Basics Concepts – Statutory Overview, American Bar Association (October 2015)
  • Litigation of Long-Term Disability Claims, American Bar Association (May 2015)
  • 2013-2014 Year in Review: Top ERISA and Employee Benefits Cases, Chicago Bar Association (March 2015)
  • 2013-2014 Year in Review: Top ERISA and Employee Benefits Cases, Chicago Bar Association (November 2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employee Benefits Law, 2016 – 2020
  • Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, Employee Benefits Law, 2017 – 2019
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law Leadership Development Program, 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair of Section of Labor & Employment Law Leadership Development Program for 2018-2020
    • Co-Chair of Section of Labor & Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee, Subcommittee on ERISA Preemption and Effect on Other Laws for 2018-2020
    • Vice Chair of Section of Labor & Employment Law Membership Development Committee for 2016-2018
    • Co-Chair of Section of Labor & Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee, Subcommittee on Employment Discrimination & Employee Benefits for 2016-2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • CLE Coordinator of Employee Benefits Section for 2018-2020
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Employee Benefits Committee Vice Chair for 2015-2016
    • Health and Hospital Law Committee Co-Chair for 2014-2015

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

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