Alexandra E. Lugo

Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3750
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Alexandra Lugo concentrates her practice on issues relating to healthplan compliance and administration for both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations. She also advises clients regarding privacy and data security laws and best practices. Her experience includes:

  • Preparing plan documents and other benefit communications for health plans and employee wellness programs.
  • Analyzing multiemployer plan regulatory issues.
  • Advising on health plan compliance issues, including HIPAA, COBRA, and the implementation of health care reform.
  • Advising clients regarding health and retirement benefits governance issues.
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts and business associate agreements.
  • Advising clients and drafting communications regarding participant benefit claims and appeals.
  • Analyzing health and pension plan compliance issues in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions.

n   Preparing and submitting applications to the IRS for determination of qualified plan status.

n   Preparing plan documents and other benefit communications for qualified plans and welfare plans.

n   Analyzing multiemployer plan regulatory issues.

n   Advising on welfare plan compliance issues, including HIPAA, COBRA, and the implementation of health care reform.

n   Advising clients regarding benefits governance issues.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel©, 2016
  • Best Petitioner Brief, The Frederick Douglass 2014 National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributing author to the HSE Privacy and Data Security Blog

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

CLERKSHIP

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

EDUCATION

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • SUNY Fredonia, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010