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Allison B. Bans

Allison B. Bans

Associate| Phoenix

Allison Bans practices employee benefits law with a focus on health and welfare plans. Allison has drafted and reviewed various employee benefits documents, including Summary Plan Descriptions, Summaries of Benefits and Coverage and other open enrollment materials. She has assisted clients with Internal Revenue Service filings and Department of Labor investigations of health and welfare plans; drafted and prepared comment letters on new regulatory guidance; drafted proposed legislation; advised clients on potential health and welfare funding vehicles, such as VEBAs and 401(h) accounts; advised clients on transitioning from employer-sponsored health care coverage to a private exchange model; analyzed state same-sex marriage and domestic partner laws and how these laws affect employee benefits; and counseled clients on IRC Section 105(h) nondiscrimination rules.

Prior to joining the firm, Allison spent five years as an associate practicing employee benefits law at prestigious employee benefits firms in Washington, D.C.

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2010)
  • Yale University (B.A., Political Science, 2005)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation
    • Health Law Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Western Pension and Benefits Council, Phoenix Chapter
  • "Top 20 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Updates," Co-Presenter, ATRA Legal Update, Lovitt & Touché, Tempe, AZ (November 8, 2018)
  • "Employee Benefits: Selected Health and Welfare Topics," Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2017)
  • "HIPAA Enforcement and Phase 2 Audits: Are You Ready?" Co-Speaker, Western Pension and Benefits Council Spring Conference (May 2017)
  • "Workplace Wellness Programs," Co-Author, D.C. Bar - Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert (September 2015)
  • "Wellness Programs: What Every Tax Department Needs to Know," Webinar Co-Speaker, BNA (February 2015)
  • "A Tax-Exempt Organization Should Determine Now Whether it will be Subject to Penalties Next Year for Failing to Offer Affordable, Qualified Health Care," Co-Author, D.C. Bar - Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert (June 2014)
  • "Health Care Open Enrollment for 2011," Co-Author, Practical Law: The Journal (November 2010)
  • Wills for Heroes Foundation, Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Miller & Chevalier, Senior Associate (2013-2016)
  • Groom Law Group, Associate (2010-2013)
  • Autism Speaks, Legal Extern (2010)
  • Arizona
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New York