About Roy Harmon

Roy Harmon has over twenty-five years experience in ERISA matters, from plan design and drafting to case controversies and litigation,  holds an LL.M (in Taxation) from the University of Florida College of Law and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and is a member of the South Carolina, Virginia and Texas Bar Associations.

Representative publications and presentations include:

  • Contributing editor, HR Compliance Expert, Coordination of Benefits (2016 – 2018)
  • Speaker, ERISA Fiduciary Duties: Current Issues, NBI (2014)
  • Speaker, Minimizing ERISA Liens in Personal Injury Settlements, NBI (2013)
  • Symposium, South Dakota School of Law, ERISA Symposium (February 24, 2011)
  • Keynote Speaker: Presentation: “Survey Of ERISA’s Domain After Health Care Reform”
  • Presentation: “Equitable Estoppel In ERISA Cases”, Panelist, ERISA Group Health Plan Reimbursement Issues
  • Symposium, Charleston School of Law, Health Care Reform (January 28, 2011), Presentation: “Fiduciary Requirements & Concerns”, Panelist, “How Health Care Reform Will Change The Practice of Law”
  • “An Assessment of The PPACA Claims Appeal And External Review Processes: ERISA Claimants Get ‘Some Kind of Hearing’,” 55 South Dakota Law Review, 408 (2011)
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (South Carolina Bar July 30, 2010)
  • “Weighing Medical Judgments: Explaining Evidentiary Preferences for Treating Physician Opinions in ERISA Cases after Black and Decker v. Nord” , 13 Michigan State Law School Journal of Medicine and Law 157 (2009)
  • The Debate over Deference in the ERISA Setting — Judicial Review of Decisions by Conflicted Fiduciaries, 54 S.D.L.Rev. 1 (2009)
  • “When Benefit Administrators Have Conflicts Of Interest: Supreme Court Weighs In on the Proper Standard of Review”, The South Carolina Lawyer (January 2009);
  • “Subrogation From A Fiduciary’s Perspective” (South Carolina Bar May 2, 2008)
  • Lawmakers’ Negligence in Proposing Health Care Initiatives Bureau of National Affairs (August 2007)
  • “Equitable Relief Claims Under ERISA Section 502(a)(3)“, Benefits Law Journal (Spring 2007)
  • “Third Circuit Reverses ‘Vesting By Contract’ Decision“, Bureau of National Affairs (November 2006)
  • “Fourth Circuit Interprets Ambiguous Policy Language Against Insurer“, Bureau of National Affairs (November 2006)
  • Settling Personal Injury Claims After Sereboff v. Mid-Atlantic“, The South Carolina Lawyer (2006)