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I am excited to announce that Roberta Casper Watson,
nationally recognized attorney and Harvard Law School graduate, has
joined the firm. She will head up our Welfare Benefits Department.
Roberta is a highly respected lawyer with years of
experience in ERISA and employee benefits. We are extremely
fortunate to have her joining our team.
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Nationally Recognized Roberta Casper Watson Joins
The Wagner Law Group
Roberta Casper Watson, as head of the Welfare Benefits
Department, will join Senior Associate Barry Newman, Associate
Alex Olsen and Senior Benefits Consultant Virginia Peabody in the
Welfare Benefits Department. Along with other health and welfare
plan issues, she will be responsible for issues with the Affordable
Care Act. "I am very impressed with the firm that Marcia
Wagner has built," says Ms. Watson. "The quality of the
partners and the strong reputation of The Wagner Law Group are
unparalleled. I am very excited to embark on this new journey
alongside some of the top attorneys in the nation."
Ms. Watson is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by
Martindale Hubbell. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Ms.
Watson on their list for Employee Benefit/ERISA law since 1995, and
for 2012, it named her the Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Employee
Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Ms. Watson has been active in the American Bar
Association, where she has been Chair of both the Tax Section
Employee Benefits Committee and the Health Law Section Employee
Benefits Interest Group. She also was Chair of the ABA's Joint
Committee on Employee Benefits. She is a Charter Fellow of the
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Ms. Watson is
currently Secretary for The Harvard Club of the West Coast of
Florida. She served on the CHIPRA Task Force created by the
U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services. She
was also on the board of Florida's District Six Community Health
Purchasing Alliance in the 1990s. For many years, she was on
the board of Northside Community Mental Health Center, and was its
president in 1999-2001.