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Norbert F. Kugele

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Norbert F. Kugele, a partner at the firm, specializes in employee benefits and privacy law. He helps employers understand and comply with the complex legal issues involved in designing, implementing, and administering health and welfare employee benefit programs, including compliance with Health Care Reform requirements. Mr. Kugele also has extensive experience with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules and how they apply to employer-sponsored group health plans. Mr. Kugele serves on a number of American Bar Association (ABA) committees preparing comments to federal agencies on Health Care Reform and HIPAA regulations, and is a frequent speaker at in-house, firm-sponsored, and professional association seminars on health care reform, HIPAA privacy and security compliance, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) administration, executive compensation, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance issues. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois.