- J.D.Harvard Law Schoolcum laude1987
- B.A.Canisius Collegesumma cum laude1984
Anthony Shelley is a Member with Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on litigation and regulatory issues relating to health and pension benefits. Mr. Shelley's experience includes matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), other federal employee benefits statutes, such as the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
He has defended companies and plans in class actions and individual suits concerning challenges to benefits denials, exclusions from coverage, fiduciary actions, medical provider claims, and subrogation and reimbursement determinations. He has dealt in depth with issues of federal jurisdiction and preemption of state law, as well as governmental regulatory authority and administrative law. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and served as lead counsel in numerous cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Mr. Shelley advises insurers and employers regularly on the ACA's requirements and its implementing regulations. Another aspect of Mr. Shelley’s practice focuses on claims against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in connection with the termination of pension plans under distress and the PBGC's subsequent administration of those plans.
Mr. Shelley is frequently quoted on timely issues and speaks regularly at national and industry conferences. Mr. Shelley has been published in a wide variety of business publications. He was Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Executive Committee from 2011 to June 2017.
Mr. Shelley also has a substantial pro bono practice, having been appointed by the DC Circuit more than a dozen times in the past several years to represent prisoners and other indigents on important constitutional, statutory, and procedural issues.
- Chambers USA: ERISA Litigation (National), 2009 - 2020
- The Best Lawyers in America®: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Litigation - ERISA, 2011 - 2021
- Legal 500: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation, 2012 - 2020; Leading Lawyer, 2020
- DC Bar Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2013, 2015 - 2018
- DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
Member, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Advisory Council
District of Columbia
Washington, DC, August 20, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered is pleased to announce that 30 firm lawyers were selected as top Washington, DC, practitioners in The Best Lawyer
Washington, DC, June 22, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced today that the firm received numerous practice and individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Legal 5
Washington, DC, April 27, 2020 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that the firm received multiple practice and individual lawyer rankings in the 2020 edition of
Anthony F. Shelley, Theresa Gee, and Erin Sweeney* will present The ERISA Industry Committee's (ERIC) webinar titled, "Legal Developments in Employee Benefits Law," on February 5, 2020.
Erin Sweeney,* Anthony F. Shelley, and Layla J. Asali will speak at the ABA Section of Taxation: 2020 Midyear Tax Meeting on January 31, 2020, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Boca Raton, FL
In the latest twist in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) litigation saga, on December 14, 2018, Judge Reed O'Connor held the entire ACA unconstitutional. In the case, Texas v.
In this article, Anthony Shelley and Michael Khalil* discuss the recent court rulings that allow alternative pleading under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B) and § 502(a)(3).
Last week the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Fifth Third Bancorp v.
Fred Oliphant and Allison Rogers