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Meredith Jacobowitz is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Client Service Groups, as well as a member of the ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Team. Meredith focuses her practice on litigation and employer-side labor and employment law, traditional labor, compliance counseling, best practices, employee policies, and human resources training. She also defends businesses against claims of ERISA violations, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, and other similar claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Meredith participated in a consulting project which served a national financial advisory firm. She was also a Summer Associate at the firm’s St. Louis office in 2016. During law school, Meredith assisted Professor Peter Wiedenbeck in researching new developments in ERISA remedies. She also served as Law Clerk to the Magistrate Judge John Bodenhausen, as well as for the American Civil Liberties Union. She received her Juris Doctor with honors from the Washington University School of Law, where she was the Note Editor on the Washington University Jurisprudence Review.

Publications

Co-author, "HSA Eligibility for Retirement-Age Individuals," Employee Benefit Plan Review, October 2018

"Seventh Circuit Holds that ERISA does not Preempt State  'Slayer Statute'," Bryan Cave Benefits and Executive Compensation Blog, Feb. 9, 2018

"The Good, the Bad, and the Tax-Exempt Organization: The New Tax Bill’s Effect on Benefits and Compensation Offered by Institutions of Higher Education," Bryan Cave Benefits and Executive Compensation Blog, Jan. 23, 2018

"Steps for Compliance with the New Disability Claims Procedures," Bryan Cave Benefits and Executive Compensation Blog, Jan. 16, 2018

"Play Time is Over: IRS Reveals Process for Assessing ACA Penalties," Bryan Cave Benefits and Executive Compensation Blog, Nov. 27, 2017