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Mike counsels clients on ERISA and tax matters and leads the litigation practice area at Song Mondress, including acting as counsel in complex class action ERISA cases. His role in the firm's counseling practice includes trust and fiduciary prudence and loyalty analysis regarding private and governmental plans, plan design to comply with ERISA and tax qualification requirements, benefit appeals, procedural prudence, and resolving subrogation issues for self-funded health plans. He also advises clients on federal legislation issues such as COBRA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Mike has spoken at continuing education seminars for attorneys, plan trustees, and other plan professionals, and has served as an arbitrator in ERISA claim litigation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduation Cum Laude||University of California, Hastings College of the Law||1994|
|Managing Editor||Hastings Law Journal||1992|
|Member||Song Mondress PLLC||1998 - Present|
|Attorney||Davies, Roberts & Reid||1994 - 1998|
|Judicial Extern||U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of California, Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil||1994 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Central Pension Fund v. Group Health Cooperative||Plan claim not stayed by union grievance process|
|Knisley v. Advancia Disability Benefits Plan||Case dismissed|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Stanford University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Washington Association of School Business Officials||COBRA for Public Emplioyers||2008|
|Continuing Legal Education||Health Plans & ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility||2008|
|Annual Conference, Int'l Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans||ERISA Plan Subrogation & Reimbursement Rights||2007|