Anthony F. Shelley

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

ANTHONY F. SHELLEY is a member with Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on litigation and regulatory issues relating to health and pension benefits. Mr. Shelley's experience includes matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), other federal employee benefits statutes, such as the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He has defended companies and plans in class actions and individual suits concerning challenges to benefits denials, exclusions from coverage, fiduciary actions, medical provider claims, and subrogation and reimbursement determinations. He has dealt in depth with issues of federal jurisdiction and preemption of state law, as well as governmental regulatory authority and administrative law. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and served as lead counsel in numerous cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Mr. Shelley advises insurers and employers regularly on the ACA's requirements and its implementing regulations. Another aspect of Mr. Shelley’s practice focuses on claims against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in connection with the termination of pension plans under distress and the PBGC's subsequent administration of those plans. Mr. Shelley is frequently quoted on timely issues and speaks regularly at national and industry conferences. Mr. Shelley has been published in a wide variety of business publications. He is currently Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Executive Committee. Mr. Shelley also has a substantial pro bono practice, having been appointed by the D.C. Circuit more than a dozen times in the past several years to represent prisoners and other indigents on important constitutional, statutory, and procedural issues. In November 2015, he will argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court stemming from one of his D.C. Circuit appointments. The case is Bruce v. Samuels, No. 14-844.