D. Finn Pressly

Washington, DC

D. Finn Pressly counsels clients on health and welfare benefit plans. Throughout his extensive experience as an employee benefits attorney, he has advised employers across industries on benefit plan design, compliance audits, health care reform planning, and day-to-day plan administration.

Finn guides clients through compliance issues related to ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and ACA, including COVID-19 vaccine incentive programs. In addition, he counsels employers on domestic partner benefits, retiree health plans, HSA/HDHPs, federal mental health parity compliance, cost-containment strategies, and wellness plans. He assists employers in analyzing the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs on their health and welfare benefit plans.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA)

Cuban American Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2021-2024 (Washington, D.C.)

Chambers USA, employee benefits & executive compensation, 2021-2024

Legal 500, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design, 2023, 2024

Speaking Engagements

“Integrating Vaccines into Your Wellness Programs,” October 7, 2021

“Managing COVID’s Impact on Your Benefit Plans,” Miami, October 1, 2021

“COBRA Compliance Update: Easing the Outbreak Period Suspensions & COBRA Subsidies to the Rescue,” April 1, 2021

“FSA Relief and Surprise Billing Guidance Review,” February 4, 2021

“2020 Virtual Benefits Symposium: Addressing Issues in the New Normal,” December 3, 2020

“Putting Money to Good Use? Cafeteria Plans and Account-Based Plans,” ABA 2020 Virtual Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, November 19, 2020

“New COVID-Related Changes to COBRA Deadlines and Cafeteria Plan Guidance,” June 4, 2020

“Benefit Issues to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis,” March 26, 2020



Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2004)

University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 2001)

University of Florida (LL.M., Taxation, 2008)




District of Columbia




U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida