Alisha Sullivan

Alisha N. Sullivan


Alisha N. Sullivan


  • Overview


    Alisha Sullivan focuses her practice on employee benefits as a member of the firm's Employee Benefits + Compensation Group.

    Employee Benefits and Compensation

    Ms. Sullivan helps clients comply with laws governing employee benefit plans. She advises and supports clients on a range of programs, such as pension plans, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and compliance with HIPAA and health care reform. Ms. Sullivan handles matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

    Ms. Sullivan is a contributor to the ERISA Claim Defense Blog, a platform that offers commentary and insight on administration and evaluation and litigation of group benefits claims as well as other compliance and litigation issues involving ERISA.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Sullivan worked for four years at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where she was an ERISA Legal Specialist.

  • Experience
    • Experience


        Employee Benefits

      • Drafted plan documents and amendments for health and welfare, qualified retirement and non-qualified benefit plans.

      • Conducted legal research and analysis of a variety of ERISA issues, the Affordable Care Act and related provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

      • Reviewed changes in law and drafted memorandums and notifications outlining legal updates and potential impact to clients.

      • Advised private insurance company’s internal Claims Committee, which was tasked with reviewing ERISA claim appeals.

      • Handled HIPAA compliance issues and reviewed business associate agreements.

      • General Experience

      • Provided legal and business services to local entrepreneurs and small businesses at Western New England University School of Law’s Small Business Clinic. Provided business clients with analysis of matters such as HIPAA requirements, tax issues, and choice of business entity - including options like sole proprietorship and limited liability corporation.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Co-chair of the Women in the Law Committee, Young Lawyer’s Section Executive Committee (2017 - 2018)

      American Bar Association

      Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Publications


      "Proposed Expansion of the PBGC's Missing Participant Program," co-authored with Virginia E. McGarrity, published in the Fall 2017 edition of the Public Fiduciary
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      "Trump admin. allows employers to opt out of ACA's contraception mandate," published in Hartford Business Journal, co-authored with Virginia E. McGarrity (11/6/2017)

    • Presentations


      "Struggles Women in Law Face and How Men Can Be Allies," at the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut (11/15/2017)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • December 22, 2017

        Virginia McGarrity and Alisha Sullivan Co-author Article Published in the Public Fiduciary

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      • November 28, 2017

        Alisha Sullivan Presents on Women in the Law Program at Quinnipiac University

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      • November 15, 2017

        Virginia McGarrity and Alisha Sullivan Co-author Article Published in the Hartford Business Journal

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      • May 30, 2017

        Alisha Sullivan Appointed to CBA’s Young Lawyers Section Roles

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      R+C News Releases

      • June 13, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Leadership Roles