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Misti D. Munster

Misti D. Munster


Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

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Misti advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law. She reviews and analyzes retirement and welfare plan documents (including group health plans) and executive compensation arrangements; drafts plan documents and executive compensation agreements; and prepares summary plan descriptions and other employee communications. She helps employers correct plan compliance issues and has experience filing plan determination letters with the IRS. She regularly conducts legal research on a wide variety of benefits and compensation issues affecting public and private employers, and is developing particular knowledge in health care reform legislation and church plans.

Misti also counsels clients, including health care organizations and health plans, on information management, data governance, and compliance with privacy and data security laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, and state privacy and security laws.

A member of Verrill Dana's Health Care Reform Response Team, Misti has presented numerous seminars on health care reform. In addition, Misti writes articles for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group's blog, www.employeebenefitsupdate.com.

Misti graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English and a concentration in writing. Prior to law school she worked in a securities litigation practice at a New York City law firm. Misti, a native of Maine, grew up in an Unorganized Territory on Moosehead Lake. She speaks conversational French and is learning Brazilian Portuguese.

Bar Admissions

United States District Court for the District of Maine


University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.), with honors
Yale University (B.A.)
Phillips Exeter Academy
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers, Second Place Winner in Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize Competition
Excellence Awards in Legal Writing, Torts, Copyright, and Environmental/Land Use Law

Professional Associations

  • Maine State Bar Association New England Employee Benefits Council Maine Employee Benefits Council


Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers
An Update on Federal Health Care Reform"
2013 Annual Employment Law Update
Health Care Reform - Do I Know Everything I Really Need to Know?: Impact to Employers and Employees


Benefits Law Update
Verrill Dana, LLP 

Welcome to the Verrill Dana Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group blog. Members of the Group use this space to provide timely updates and commentary on developments in law affecting employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. We intend this blog to serve as a...

Taking Care of HR Business
Verrill Dana, LLP 

In the words of Bob Dylan: "the times they are a-changin." For anyone who deals with labor and employment issues in the workplace, Dylan's words are particularly true. Human resource professionals, supervisors, and company executives face a constantly changing and evolving legal landscape. ...

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