|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Alumna of the Year||California Law Review||2014|
|Partner||Renaker Hasselman LLP||2015 - Present|
|Shareholder||Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, PC||2003 - 2015|
|Associate Attorney||Lewis & Feinberg, P.C.||1997 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court, Southern District of California||1996 - 1997|
|Editorial Supervisor/Staff Copy Editor/Copy Editor||Matthew Bender & Co.||1988 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity||Commissioner||2014 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Chair, Employee Benefits Committee||2008 - 2010|
|American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits||Member||2006 - 2014|
|Paulsen v CNF Inc., 559 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2009)||Dismissal reversed; claim for actuarial malpractice allowed to proceed|
|Barling v. UEBT Retiree Health Plan, 145 F. Supp. 3d 890 (N.D. Cal. 2015)||Summary judgment for plaintiff in class action for retiree medical benefits|
|Cozen O’Connor, P.C. v. Tobits, 2013 WL 3878688 (E.D. Pa. July 29, 2013)||Profit-sharing plan account awarded to surviving same-sex spouse|
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|Pension & Benefits Daily (BNA)||Gill Lays Groundwork for DOMA Challenges to Employee Benefits||2010|
|The Brief (ABA)||State Regulation of Discretionary Clauses in Insured ERISA Plans||2007|
|Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces (CEB)||Employee Welfare and Other Nonpension Benefits||2006|
|California Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage||Employee Benefits||2005|
|Bender's Labor and Employment Bulletin||An Overview of the Legal Structure Surrounding the Termination of United Airlines' Defined Benefit Plans||2005|
|Bender's Labor and Employment Bulletin||ERISA Precludes Post-Retirement Plan Amendments That Curtail Retirees' Benefits||2004|
|Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Mount Holyoke College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Western Benefits Conference||The Litigation Landscape in Employee Benefit Plans||2016|
|The Year in Employee Benefits 2016: Insights and Strategies for Retirement, Health, and Executive Compensation Plans||Effectively Anticipating Litigation: Venue, Arbitration, and Other Magic Clauses||2016|
|The Year in Employee Benefits 2016: Insights and Strategies for Retirement, Health, and Executive Compensation Plans||Employer Stock Funds: Fiduciary Processes for Keeping or Shuttering Them||2016|
|NELA Annual Convention||Advocating for the Rights of LGBT Employees||2016|
|ABA SOGI Webinar||Sexual Orientation Discrimination: The Legal Case for Coverage Under Title VII||2016|
|ABA Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting||Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decisions||2016|
|ABA JCEB Webinar||The Final Answers: The Supreme Court ERISA and Litigation Decisions||2016|
|12th National Forum on ERISA Litigation||The Intersection of Affordable Care Act Rights and ERISA: External Review Requirements; Discrimination, Retaliation, and Whistleblowing; Benefit Mandates, and Beyond||2016|
Posted by anonymous
Teresa is the best of the best.
We were lucky enough to have Teresa represent us in two cases. Both cases dealt with insurance companies. Teresa was absolutely outstanding in both situations.
The first case was a complex case where the disability insurance company only knew the word "NO".
The case absolutely had merit. However I could not find an attorney with the experience and confidence to take this case. The long and short was that Teresa took the case and obtained miraculous results. Her knowledge of the law and her extensive experience was instrumental obtaining the resolution that should have been provided from the insurance company from the start.
Teresa did not back down from a difficult yet resolvable situation. She worked tirelessly to obtain a favorable and just judgement. Teresa's ability to understand the subtle elements of our case and the many players invloved was vital to obtaining a favorable resolution. We did not expect to get such fine results. (Thanks again Teresa, we appreciate your efforts more than you know.)
Teresa is a freindly, personable lady, comfortable to deal with, and is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She kept us advised on all aspects of the case including her interaction with the court.
She worked tirelessly on this case combating (in this situation) a heartless insurance opponent.
Teresa always told us the truth in regards to potential outcomes. She gave us the knowledge to make the correct choices regarding how far to pursue this case.
The other situation was a resonably simple case, again dealing with an insurance company. It required all of the T's crossed and the I's dotted. However, simple is not simple as it seems, when you are the "insured".
Teresa made certain my case was "packaged" correctly so the insurance company would have to make good on the claim as it was submitted. I was very happy to let her do the "heavy lifting".
Again Teresa was responsive and gave me the personal attention she provided on the more complex situation. Without her assistance I doubt positive results would have been obtained.
Teresa has made a personal difference in our lives. Without her ability, expertise, and compassion our lives would be significantly different today.
Thank you and God bless you Teresa.