- 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 - 2019
- The Best Lawyers in America®: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Litigation - ERISA, 2011 - 2019
- Legal 500: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation, 2012 - 2019
- Legal 500: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans – Design, 2017 - 2018
Member, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Advisory Council
District of Columbia
Washington, DC, August 16, 2019 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered is pleased to announce that 26 firm lawyers were selected as top Washington, DC, practitioners in The Best Lawyer
Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized as a "Gold Level Donor" to the DC Bar's Raising the Bar campaign.
Washington, DC, May 3, 2019 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that the firm received multiple practice and individual lawyer rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambe
Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that 42 firm lawyers were named to the 2018 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, with 21 firm lawyers providing one hundred hours or more of pro bono service a
Erin Sweeney and Anthony Shelley will present a webinar on Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutionality to the American Benefits Council on February 7, 2019. This webinar will delve into the "civil
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