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Primary Area of Expertise

ERISA

Expert Witness Profile

Marcia S. Wagner is the founder of The Wagner Law Group, a certified woman-owned and operated business and one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded boutique law firms, specializing in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and investment management law. She is a renowned authority on employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified plans, fiduciary issues, deferred compensation, and welfare benefit arrangements. Ms. Wagner has served as an expert witnesses in a wide variety of areas of ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and investment management law, including many high-profile court cases. She has provided pivotal testimony for both defendants (plans sponsors, custodians, investment consultants, etc.) and plaintiffs (plan participants) in cases involving defined benefit pension plans (including cash balance plans) as well as defined contribution plans (including ESOPs and 401(k) and 403(b) plans). Ms. Wagner has represented clients with distinction in cases relating to plan design, benefit administration, financial issues, fiduciary matters, best practices and evolving industry standards. Summaries of the cases that Ms. Wagner has served as an expert witness may be found here: https://www.wagnerlawgroup.com/practice-areas/witness

Education & Licenses

Juris Doctorate, 1987 (Harvard Law School), Bachelor of Arts, 1984 (Cornell University) General Course Degree, 1983 (London School of Economics); Bar Admissions: Massachusetts (1987), District of Columbia (1987)