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Harvey D. Cotton

Ropes & Gray LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Harvey Cotton is a principal in the Ropes & Gray LLP Benefits Consulting Group and an attorney with the firm's Employee Benefits practice. Harvey's practice concentrates on all aspects of health and welfare benefits matters for tax-exempt and for-profit organizations. Harvey advises clients on the design, drafting, and administration of employee health and welfare plans, with a particular focus on compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIP AA, and the ACA and the implementation of section 125 cafeteria plans. Harvey also deals extensively with the impact of federal and state health care reform on employers and the wide array of health care coverage options available to them. Harvey advises employers on the review and selection of high-deductible health plans, health reimbursement accounts, and health savings accounts, as well as options available to Medicare-eligible employees and retirees. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Harvey served as a Deputy General Counsel at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a New England not-for-profit health plan, where he worked closely with senior management on human resources and employee benefits issues as well as other corporate and health insurance matters.

Education 
  • PhD (Law, Policy and Society), 2003, Northeastern University
  • JD, 1984, Boston University School of Law
  • AB (Philosophy/Economics), 1981, Columbia University
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