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April 10, 2018

Boston, MA (April 10, 2018)…Murtha Cullina LLP is pleased to welcome Melanie N. Aska as Counsel in the Employee Benefits Practice Group.  She brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience in ERISA and employee benefit plans.

Ms. Aska represents for-profit and tax-exempt employers of all sizes during all stages in the life cycle of retirement, flexible benefits, and welfare benefit plans – from plan design and implementation, to plan operations, voluntary corrections, and plan amendments, mergers, spin-offs and terminations.  She also counsels employers on dealing with employee benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Aska joins Murtha Cullina from Parker, Brown, Macaulay & Sheerin, P.C., an employee benefits firm.  Previously, she was the senior benefits compliance officer for Harvard University, a senior editor and seminar speaker with Thomson Reuters/EBIA, a shareholder and the employee benefits practice group leader for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based law firm, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., as well as an employee benefits associate at Ropes & Gray.

Since 1995, Ms. Aska has been a co-author of the Pension Distribution Answer Book, published by Wolters Kluwer, and she has contributed many articles on retirement plan-related topics to that publisher’s Journal of Pension Benefits.

Ms. Aska holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and her B.A. from Wheaton College. 

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

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