Marcelle J. Henry

Marcelle J. Henry

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Fax:
(212) 652-3891
Email:

Ms. Henry has joined our firm as a Partner and Chairperson of our ERISA/Employee Benefits Practice Group. Ms. Henry has over ten years' experience representing multi-employer Taft Hartley pension and welfare funds regularly advising clients on ERISA plan administration and compliance issues. She brings a wide breadth and depth of knowledge and experience with respect to the Affordable Care Act, Pension Protection Act, HIPAA, Mental Health Parity Addiction Act and COBRA. Ms. Henry also has experience drafting and administering single employer plans. She has drafted ESOPS, KSOPS, VEBAs and other non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

Ms. Henry graduated from Michigan State University College of Law and has an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is a member and frequent speaking panelist of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law and Employee Benefits Committee. Ms. Henry is also the contributing author and Union Co-Chair Chapter Editor for Chapter 8 of the Employee Benefits Law Treatise and Supplements.

Ms. Henry spent almost ten years at Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP as an Associate and then a Partner. Prior to joining Cohen, Weiss she was attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana where she worked at Ice Miller, Legal and Business Advisors and then Alliance Benefit Group.
Ms. Henry is admitted to practice law in New York and Indiana. Please see her curriculum vitae which is attached.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2002
  • New York, 2001

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 5%
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1997-1999
    • Honors: Harold E. Bledsoe Award; Merit Scholarships
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for Constitutional Law I, Mortgages, and Juvenile Law
    • Honors: Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Clerk of the Exchequer; Wolverine Student Bar Association, Treasurer
    • Law Review: Michigan University Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2001
    • Major: Taxation
  • Hofstra University
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List and National Dean's List, 1992-1996
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society; Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
    • Honors: Hofstra for Hempstead, Hempstead for Hofstra Scholarship
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, IFEBP, ABA LEL EBC, and ABA's Joint Committee on Employee Benefits' ERISA Basics conferences
  • Contributing author and Union Co-chair Chapter Editor, Chapter 8 of the Employee Benefits Law Treatise and Supplements published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and BNA Books

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans ("IFEBP"), Member
  • American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law ("ABA LEL") Section Committee on Employee Benefits, Member
  • liaison of the Employee Benefits Committee ("EBC") to the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee
  • In 2015, appointed as the Union Co-chair of the ABA's LEL Section Committee on Employee Benefits' Subcommittee on Regulation of Employee Health Care Benefit Plans

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Aid of Central Michigan, Law Clerk Extern
  • Michigan Attorney General's Office, State Affairs Division, Law Clerk
  • Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law, Placement Clerk , 1998 - 1999
  • Ice Miller LLP, Associate
  • Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, (Equity) Partner, January 2016 to present
  • Alliance Benefit Group (Formerly Nyhart), Pension Attorney, October 2004 to November 2007

Previous Names

  • Marie-Marcelle J. Mayard
  • M. Marcelle J. Mayard-Henry

Languages

  • French
  • Creole
  • Spanish
  • Haitian Creole