Raven Merlau is an associate in Ice Miller's Employee Benefits Group.  She concentrates her practice on employee benefit plans for governmental and tax-exempt entities, including statewide retirement systems, colleges and universities, and school corporations.  Raven works with clients on the design, implementation, and administration of their retirement plans, as well as their health and welfare plans.  As part of her practice, she advises employers on their obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Raven also helps clients navigate IRS audits.

Raven graduated from George Mason University School of Law, receiving her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, in 2013.  While in law school, she clerked for the AARP Foundation Litigation's Employee Benefits team, where she worked on state pension issues.  Raven also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patricia Broderick of the D.C. Superior Court during Judge Broderick's time presiding over juvenile delinquency cases.  Raven received her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Duke University. 


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