- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2000, cum laude
- Duke University, B.A., 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
- New York
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Wendy is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation and related tax matters. Wendy has extensive experience in the design, implementation and administration of retirement plans, deferred compensation, incentive compensation, health and welfare plans, insurance benefits, and fringe benefits, as well as payroll matters.
Prior to joining Vorys, Wendy was in-house benefits and tax counsel at The Ohio State University for more than a decade.
Wendy received her J.D. with honors from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She received her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
- 3/10/2021Vorys announced today that experienced employee benefits and tax counsel, Wendy M. Swary, has re-joined the firm’s Columbus office as of counsel.
- 9/27/2022The Vorys Benefits Conference was designed and developed specifically for in-house benefits professionals.
- 9/15/2022The Vorys Benefits Conference was designed and developed specifically for in-house benefits professionals.
- 10/8/2021Throughout the Vorys Virtual Benefits Conference, Vorys attorneys provided updates and valuable insights regarding a variety of benefits-related topics.
- 7/7/2022The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.
- 2/7/2022Federal Agencies Issue Additional Guidance on Group Health Plan Coverage of Over-the-Counter COVID TestsOn February 4, 2022, the U.S. Departments of Labor, the Treasury, and Health and Human Services (Tri-Agencies) issued additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding group health plan coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests (OTC Tests).
- 1/25/2022On January 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Seventh Circuit decision in Hughes v. Northwestern University (see the decision here), and required the lower court to reevaluate whether any of the disputed investments in the extensive plan investment line-up were imprudent based on the circumstances prevailing at the time.
- 11/11/2021New Illinois State Law Imposes Group Health Coverage Disclosure Requirements on Certain Employers with Illinois EmployeesOn August 27, 2021, the “Illinois Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act” (SB 1905) (“CCDA”), was signed into law. The CCDA went into effect immediately, and applies to all employers who offer insurance under an employer sponsored health plan to employees who work in Illinois.
- 10/27/2021The No Surprises Act (NSA), part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provides protections against certain types of surprise medical bills.
- 9/13/2021Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), certain individuals known as assistance eligible individuals (AEIs) were eligible for a COBRA premium subsidy between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.
- 6/21/2021In the 7-2 decision in California v. Texas handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 17th, the third constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that reached the Supreme Court was dismissed without reaching the merits of the constitutional arguments.
- 5/26/2021On May 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-31, answering 86 questions on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
- 4/13/2021There has been a whirlwind of new legislation and guidance related to cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts (FSAs), beginning with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020 through Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance issued March 26, 2021.
- 3/16/2021The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, includes a six-month 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums.
- 3/1/2021The IRS and DOL (the Agencies) published new guidance on the extension of certain employee benefit deadlines.