Rachel Parisi

 

With 20 years of experience, Rachel has worked for the University of Dayton School of Law, Lexis-Nexis and two regional law firms where she focused on labor and employment law. She serves as the firm's Managing Partner and practices exclusively in the area of employee benefits law with a focus on:

 

  • Health care reform

  • ERISA compliance

  • Withdrawal liability

 

Rachel earned certification as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is also a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Ohio State Bar Association. Rachel is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, before the Federal courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Eastern District of Missouri, before the U.S. Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

 

Following her undergraduate work at the University of Dayton, Rachel served in the U.S. Air Force as a missile combat crew commander. While on active duty, she earned a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. After her military service, Rachel attended law school at the University of Dayton where she graduated first in her class and was a published member of the Law Review.

Rachel is active in the local community and volunteers her time on a Patient Advisory Council for Kettering Health Network, with a Voter Protection organization, and as a Little League baseball coach.

 

Contact Rachel at rparisi@fringebenefitlaw.com

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • IFEBP, Online Apprenticeship Answer Guide, Contributor (January 2019)

  • IFEBP, Apprenticeship Conference, The Role of Trustees & JATC Coordinators (Miami, FL: January 2019)

  • ERISA Boot Camp (Indianapolis, IN: November 2018)

  • IFEBP, Apprenticeship Conference, U.S. Fiduciary and Legal Update for Apprenticeship Programs (Houston, TX: January 2018)

  • IFEBP, Construction Industry Conference, Hot Topics in Apprenticeship Programs (Santa Monica, CA: November 2017)

  • IFEBP, 2017 63rd Annual Conference, Best Practices in Processing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) (Las Vegas, NV: October 2017)

  • Central States Insulators Association, Multiemployer Pension Reform Act: What We Know Now (Florence, IN, May, 2017)

  • ERISA Boot Camp (Columbus, OH; March, 2017)

  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Advanced ERISA Institute, HIPAA Current Issues: Developments, Data Breaches & Audits (Washington, D.C.; December, 2016)

  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Ohio, Educational Meeting, Multiemployer Reform Act Solutions and ERISA Update (November, 2016; Columbus, OH)

  • IFEBP, Collections Institute, Collection Operations (Boston, MA; September, 2016)

  • IFEBP, Collections Institute, Collection Processes (Boston, MA; September, 2016)

  • Trustee Handbook, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Chapter Contributor

  • ERISA Boot Camp (Cleveland, OH; September, 2016)

  • ALBAT, The Taft-Hartley Trustee (Cincinnati, OH; June, 2016)

  • Multiple organizations throughout Ohio and Indiana, Multiemployer Pension Relief Act of 2014--Suspension Options for Deeply Troubled Pension Plans (Ohio/Indiana Region-multiple sites, January through June 2016)

  • ERISA Boot Camp (Columbus, OH; March, 2016)

  • “Psst...What's in Your Defined Benefits Pension Plan's Wallet?” Benefits Magazine (February, 2016)

  • Multiple organizations throughout Ohio and Indiana, Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014-A Lifeline for Deeply Troubled Pension Plans (Ohio/Indiana Region-multiple sites, January through March 2015)

  • Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractors Associations, Membership Educational Meeting, Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and Document Retention Requirements (Cincinnati, OH; February, 2015)

  • “What is Your Plan's Policy on Policies?” Benefits Magazine (January 2015)

  • Northern Indiana NECA, Summer Chapter Meeting, Employer Withdrawal Liability (Traverse City, MI; August, 2014)

  • Central States Insulation Association, Annual Spring Labor Conference, Membership Educational Meeting, Update on Pension Reform and the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Lexington, KY; April, 2014)

  • Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractors Associations, Membership Educational Meeting, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, Pension Reform and Collections Issues (Cincinnati, OH; March, 2014)

  • NECA District 4 Council, Spring Chapter Meeting, Employer Withdrawal Liability & the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sanibel Island, FL; January 2014)

  • Central Indiana Chapter-NECA, Membership Educational Meeting, Top 10 Employer Questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Indianapolis, IN; December 2013)

  • Mechanical Contractors Association, Membership Educational Meeting, The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for Employers (Dayton, OH; August, 2013)

  • “Loose Lips Sink Ships—The 2013 HIPAA Changes,” Benefits Magazine (July 2013)

  • IFEBP, Trustees and Administrators Institutes, Update on Government Reporting and Disclosure (San Francisco, CA; June, 2013)

  • Northern Kentucky University, Annual Labor-Management Conference, Keynote Presentation: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Highland Heights, KY; May 2013)

  • Central States Insulation Association, Annual Spring Labor Conference, Membership Educational Meeting, Update on Pension Reform and the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Florence, IN; April, 2013)

  • Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractors Associations, Membership Educational Meeting, Employer Withdrawal Liability & Pension Reform (Cincinnati, OH; March, 2013)

  • Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractors Associations, Membership Educational Meeting, Pension Reform and Withdrawal Liability Issues (Cincinnati, OH; March, 2013)

  • Peer Educational Meeting, HIPAA Regulations Update & Review (West Chester, OH; March, 2013)

  • IFEBP, Trustees and Administrators Institutes, Update on Government Reporting and Disclosure (Orlando, FL; February, 2013)

  • Sheet Metal and Mechanical Contractors Associations, Membership Educational Meeting, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Cincinnati, OH; January, 2013)

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