Maria O'Brien

Boston University School of Law

Professor of Law

765 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

8

DOWNLOADS

634

SSRN CITATIONS

0

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Scholarly Papers (8)

1.

Combating Moral Hazard: The Case for Rationalizing Public Employee Benefits

45 Indiana Law Review 413 (2011-2012), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-36
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 04 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 09 May 2014
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 214 (163,354)

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public sector unions, moral hazard, defined benefits pensions, defined contribution pensions, GASB 45, FAS 106, FASB, retiree heath care, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

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Recoupment of Pension Overpayments: Equitable Liens and Meaningful Reform after Montanile

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-33
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Aug 2016
Maria O'Brien and Jeanne Medeiros
Boston University School of Law and University of Massachusetts Boston
Downloads 90 (323,011)

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pension recoupment, pension overpayments, plan recoupment

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Post-Firestone Skirmishes: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Discretionary Clauses and Judicial Review of ERISA Plan Administrator Decisions

William & Mary Policy Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-52, 2010, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-20
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 86 (332,276)

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Discretionary clauses, ERISA, Firestone, De novo review, ERISA preemption, ERISA plan administrator, Conflicted plan administrator

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The Case for Public Pension Reform: Early Evidence from Kentucky

47 Creighton Law Review 585 (2014), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-22
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 May 2014 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2014
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 67 (383,049)

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GASB statement 68, public pension plans, underfunded public pension plans, Kentucky Employee Retirement System, defined benefit pension plan, hybrid cash balance pension plan

5.

Central Falls Retirees v. Bondholders: Assessing Fear of Contagion in Chapter 9 Proceedings

Wayne Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 525 (2013), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 May 2014
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 67 (383,049)

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Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, municipal bondholders, taxpayers, retirees, municipal bankruptcy, Central Falls, public employee pensions, municipal debt

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Friedrichs and the Move Toward Private Ordering of Wages and Benefits in the Public Sector

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-34, Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Aug 2016
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 45 (460,150)

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coerced speech, public employee union dues, public sector unions, union dues, public employee speech rights

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After Tackett: Incomplete Contracts for Post-Employment Healthcare

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-30
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Aug 2015
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 38 (490,527)

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contracts, retiree health care, health insurance, incomplete contracts, employee benefits

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Disclosure to the Rescue: A Conceptual Framework for Retained Asset Accounts

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 80, pp. 69-100 (2012), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-58
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Oct 2014
Maria O'Brien
Boston University School of Law
Downloads 27 (547,009)

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Retained Asset Accounts, RAAs, life insurance, ERISA, ERISA fiduciary liability