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Constance Markakis

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Alexandria, VA, USA

Constance Markakis is Assistant Chief Counsel for Multiemployer Law and Policy and manages PBGC’s Multiemployer Section in the Office of Chief Counsel.  The Multiemployer Section reviews plan requests for approval of transactions, such as partitions, mergers, transfers, spinoffs, and alternative withdrawal liability rules.  The Section also advises the Multiemployer Program Division on insolvent plans and the provision of financial assistance for guaranteed benefits.  Connie is also involved in policy development to preserve and strengthen the multiemployer plan system and the multiemployer insurance program.  Ms. Markakis previously served as a senior policy advisor and case manager for multiemployer plans in the Office of Negotiations and Restructuring, PBGC, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to the PBGC Director and attorney-advisor to the Legislative and Regulatory Department.  Connie serves on PBGC’s MPRA committee and coordinates with Congress, Treasury, and Labor on policy makers.  Connie joined PBGC in 2004 after practicing ERISA law at firms in D.C. and the Employee Benefits Division at IRS.

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