Contact Information

maureen.maly@FaegreBD.com2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T: +1 612 766 8414
F: +1 612 766 1600


Washington University School of Law
J.D., Order of the Coif (1992)
Case Western Reserve University
B.A., B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1989)

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Meet Maureen Maly

Maureen M. Maly


Maureen Maly is the leader of the firm's ERISA, benefits and executive compensation group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits, with a particular expertise in health and welfare benefits issues, including health care reform, consumer-driven health plans such as HRAs and HSAs, cafeteria plan rules, wellness, COBRA, retiree medical, administrative contracts, and other health plan issues. She regularly helps companies design cost-effective health and welfare programs, while minimizing legal risks and administrative complications. Maureen leads the welfare benefits team that services many large, Fortune 500 clients. She is the editor of and a frequent contributor to the Faegre Baker Daniels health care reform blog.

In addition, Maureen regularly offers comprehensive advice on HIPAA privacy and security compliance. Representative engagements include counseling a Fortune 100 company through an OCR HIPAA audit of its group health plans, counseling a large insurance company on the application of HIPAA privacy and security rules to long-term care insurance products, assisting numerous clients with privacy and security breach incidents, designing and implementing HIPAA training programs, negotiating business associate contracts, and drafting detailed HIPAA privacy and security compliance policies and procedures.


  • The Best Lawyers in America — Employee Benefits Law, 2015

Civic Activities

  •  Minnesota Sinfonia — Board Member, 2013-present


  • Affordable Care Act and HIPAA: 2015 Changes on the Horizon
    BBNA Webinar, July 2014
  • Health Care Reform: What It Means for People with ALS
    ALS Association Webinar, September 2013 
  • The Doctor Is In — Understanding and Complying With the Affordable Care Act; Creating Change or Preserving the Status Quos
    FaegreBD Franchise & Distribution Corporate Counsel Forum, Minneapolis, September 2013
  • Health Care Reform — Getting Ready for 2014
    Co-presenter with Nicole O. Fallon, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: Large Employer Panel, June 2013
  • HIPAA Audits
    33rd Annual Advanced Employee Benefit Workshop, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2013
  • Health Care Reform — Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities (NAHEFFA) Fall Conference, September 2012
  • Health Care Reform: Where Things Stand Now
    Bloomberg BNA Webinar, August 2012
  • ERISA Litigation Update on Health Reform and Implications of Cigna v. Amara
    Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012
  • Health Care Reform: Where Things Stand Now
    IOMA Webinar, 2011
  • One Year After the Passage of Health Care Reform
    BNA Webinar, 2011
  • Health Care Reform — 2011
    31st Annual Advanced Employee Benefits Workshop, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2011
  • ADM Benefits Vendor Summit
    Archer Daniels Midland Company, 2011
  • Health Care Reform One Year After Enactment
    RSM McGladrey CFO Club Meeting, 2011
  • Of ERISA Fees and Fiduciaries: A Tale of Who Paid It and How Much 
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2010
  • Legal and Regulatory Update
    Integrated Delivery System Round Table, 2010  
  • How Health Care Reform Will Affect Minnesota
    Minnesota Hospital Association, 2010
  • How Does Health Care Reform Affect You and Your Bank?
    HR Roundtable Sponsored by Minnesota Bankers Association, 2010
  • Wellness: A World of Opportunities
    Faegre & Benson LLP Seminar, 2009
  • New Proposed Cafeteria Plan Regulations
    Minneapolis Pension Council and Faegre & Benson LLP Seminar, 2008
  • Decoding the Final 409A Regulations
    Faegre & Benson LLP Seminar, 2007
  • Advanced Employee Benefits and Human Resources Compliance
    Stanton Group, Inc., 2006
  • What Should Welfare Plans Look Like?
    Minnesota State Bar Association, 2005
  • Health Plan Claims
    Minnesota State Bar Association, 2004
  • COBRA for State and Local Government
    State and Local Government Human Resources Group, 2002
  • An Employer's Guide to HIPAA Privacy
    Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 2002
  • Prototype Issues for Employers
    Minnesota Institute for Employers, 2000

Published Articles

  • Health Care Reform Compliance: An Extra Year 
    Food and Drink Magazine, Winter 2013