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Raphael Shannon Kraw has been representing Taft-Hartley benefit trusts and many other union–related organizations since 1978, with her focus on helping clients improve and protect benefits for working people. Her areas of expertise embrace all aspects of client entities’ structure and operations, and include drafting trust and plan documents, ERISA qualified pension plans, withdrawal liability, and plan mergers and terminations, all federal and state law compliance issues for health and welfare plans, governmental agency investigations, audits, and litigation, benefit claims litigation, and fiduciary litigation both for plaintiffs and defendants.

Ms Kraw spent her first 36 years of practice at McCarthy, Johnson & Miller Law Corp in San Francisco. She attended Hastings College of the Law where she was a Hastings Law Journal Editor, and a member of the Order of the Coif. She has been a regular contributing author and editor for the Bloomberg/BNA and ABA publications ERISA Litigation and Employee Benefits Law.

SpecialityERISA Litigation, Employee Benefits

DegreesHastings College of the Law

Office Northern California Office