Cohen & Grigsby Appoints Director of ERISA and Employee Benefits Group

January 27, 2012 ( - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm, appointed Martha Jo ("Marty") Wagner as a director in the firm's ERISA and Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation Groups.

Cohen & Grigsby has headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an office in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Wagner was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Venable LLP where she led teams of company personnel, lawyers and consultants that: assessed the risks of reducing retiree health benefits for a client with more than 100 retiree health plans and hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term liabilities; created a disciplined, systematic and automated health contract review process for a client with more than 300 benefit designs and more than 65 healthcare vendors; and designed and implemented more than a half dozen voluntary and involuntary severance programs offered simultaneously to almost 10,000 employees.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, serves as a frequent speaker on diverse benefit topics and is the past management co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee.

Wagner received her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. She also holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland.