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Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits, ERISA

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
  2. ERISA: 33%
  3. Employee Benefits: 33%

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Jones Day

555 California Street, 26th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94104-1602




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
one of the 40 best ERISA/Employee Benefit AttorneysN/AN/A
AV RatingN/AN/A
America's Leading LawyersN/AN/A
Super LawyersN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Benefits Law Journal, Vol 19, No. 3Follow the Money2006
Benefits Law Journal, Vol 19, No. 3Finally Good News: Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Temp Drop in Employer Stock2006
Benefits Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2Can Maryland Make Employers "Pay or Play"?2006
2006 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ABAERISA Litigation Chapter, Business Law Section2006
San Francisco Daily JournalPensioners Receive Protection from Retroactive Plan Change2004
National Law JournalPosner Proposes ERISA Plan 'safe harbor' language2001
Los Angeles Daily JournalGet Serious - 9th Circuit Announces New Doctrine Regarding Plan Amendments1999
Los Angeles Daily JournalMicrosoft's Misclassifications1999
D.C. Legal TimesRetired Care Still Cuttable1998
American Bar Association - The Labor LawyerEqual Pay for Equal Work: The Law of Domestic Partner Benefits1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Santa Clara UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Unknown10 Things Plaintiffs' Lawyers Won't Tell You About 401(K) Plan "Excess" Service Fee Lawsuits2007
Spring MeetingMaking Employer Stock Safe for Your 401(k) Plan2007
JD MCLE UniversityVested Rights Doctrine: A Brief Overview of Its Application to Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefits2007
JD MCLE UniversityERISA stock drop cases after Enron2006
Legalworks 18th Annual ERISA Litigation ConferenceLayoffs, Shutdowns and Benefit Cutbacks2005

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