Professor Brendan Maher Studies Pension "De-Risking" and Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Professor Brendan Maher
Professor Brendan Maher Studies Pension "De-Risking" and Effects of the Affordable Care Act
February 24, 2014
Hartford, CT

Brendan Maher joined the Law School faculty in 2013 as Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Paul Scholar. He studies retirement security and health law, with a particular focus on how those subjects intersect with the workplace, the judiciary, and the division of power between federal and state government. 

Professor Maher is currently examining a phenomenon called "pension de-risking," in which companies that promised pensions long ago seek to reconfigure their financial approach, including by offloading pension obligations to third parties. In a forthcoming article, Professor Maher examines how health insurance disputes will be resolved in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act, and examines how litigation reformers and their opponents might approach the question.   

Prior to arriving at UConn Law, Maher taught at Oklahoma City University (OCU) School of Law, where he was twice voted “Professor of the Year.” He is teaching Business Organizations and Evidence this semester, and taught Employee Benefits in the fall. "Being in a classroom with students who are so enthusiastic and interested in learning, it's very invigorating," says Maher.

Maher is also a seasoned litigator who has appeared multiple times before the United States Supreme Court and recently testified before the ERISA Advisory Council of the United States Department of labor.