Teresa S. Renaker

Teresa S. Renaker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
 | 235 Montgomery St., Suite 944, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-653-1733
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

Teresa Renaker represents plaintiffs in individual and class actions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including claims for benefits and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as in claims for professional negligence by service providers to employee benefits plans and claims for government employee benefits.

About Teresa Renaker

Admitted: 1997, California

Professional Webpage: http://renakerhasselman.com/attorney-profiles/teresa/

Honors and Awards:

  • Alumna of the Year, California Law Review, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2014-2016
  • Commissioner, ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2014-present
  • Member, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, 2006-2014
  • ABA Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS): Employee Benefits Committee, Chair, 2008-2010, Chair-Elect, 2006-2008, Vice Chair, 2003-2006

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Publications:  Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces, Chapter 9, "Employee Welfare and Other Nonpension Benefits" (Continuing Education of the Bar 2006 and annual updates); California Domestic Partnerships, Chapter 8, "Employee Benefits" (Continuing Education of the Bar 2005 and annual updates); Employee Benefits Law, 2d ed., Chapter 14, "Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans" (BNA 2000) (Chapter Editor, 2006-2008 updates); Gill Lays Groundwork for DOMA Challenges to Employee Benefits,” Pension & Benefits Daily, Aug. 24, 2010 (BNA);"State Regulation of Discretionary Clauses in Insured ERISA Plans," The Brief, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Fall 2007); "An Overview of the Legal Structure Surrounding the Termination of United Airlines' Defined Benefit Plans," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Sept. 2005); "ERISA Precludes Post-Retirement Plan Amendments that Curtail Retirees' Benefits," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Jan. 2004); Comment, Evidentiary Legerdemain: Deciding When Daubert Applies to Social Science Evidence, 84 Cal. L. Rev. 1657 (1996). 2016 speaking engagements: Western Benefits Conference, Seattle, July 21, 2016: "The Litigation Landscape in Employee Benefit Plans" (panelist); ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, webinar, July 12, 2016: “The Final Answers: The Supreme Court ERISA and Litigation Decisions” (panelist); American Conference Institute’s 12th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, San Francisco, June 27, 2016: “The Intersection of Affordable Care Act Rights and ERISA: External Review Requirements; Discrimination, Retaliation, and Whistleblowing; Benefit Mandates, and Beyond” (panelist); National Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2016: “Advocating for the Rights of LGBT Employees” (moderator/speaker); ALI-CLE, The Year in Employee Benefits 2016: Insights and Strategies for Retirement, Health, and Executive Compensation Plans, San Francisco, April 13-15, 2016: “Employer Stock Funds: Fiduciary Processes for Keeping or Shuttering Them” (panelist) and “Effectively Anticipating Litigation: Venue, Arbitration, and Other Magic Clauses”; ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, webinar, Feb. 23, 2016: “Sexual Orientation Discrimination: The Legal Case for Coverage Under Title VII” (moderator); ABA Section of Taxation, Midyear Meeting, Los Angeles, Jan. 30, 2016: “Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decisions” (panelist)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Significant cases include Paulsen v. CNF Inc., 559 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2009); Vaughn v. Bay Environmental Management, Inc., 544 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2008), amended, 567 F.3d 1021 (June 4, 2009); Barling v. UEBT Retiree Health Plan, 145 F. Supp. 3d 890 (N.D. Cal. 2015); McVey v. McVey, 26 F. Supp. 3d 980 (C.D. Cal. 2014); Moon v. Rush, 2013 WL 4012828 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 6, 2013); Cozen O’Connor, P.C. v. Tobits, 2013 WL 3878688 (E.D. Pa. July 29, 2013); Taylor v. ANB Bancshares, Inc., 2010 WL 4053575 (W.D. Ark. Oct. 14, 2010), and 2010 WL 4054362 (W.D. Ark. Sept. 20, 2010); Lively v. Dynegy, Inc., 2007 WL 685861 (S.D. Ill. Mar. 2, 2007), and 420 F. Supp. 2d 949 (S.D. Ill. 2006); McMunn v. Pirelli Tire, LLC, 161 F. Supp. 2d 97 (D. Conn. 2001); Gerlib v. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 2002 WL 1285795 (N.D. Ill. June 11, 2002), and 2001 WL 1313794 (N.D. Ill., Oct. 26, 2001).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Senior Executive Editor, California Law Review, 1995-1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk to District Judge Irma E. Gonzalez, United States District Court, Southern District of California, September 1996-August 1997

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1986
Office Location for Teresa S. Renaker

235 Montgomery St., Suite 944
San Francisco, CA 94104

 

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Last Updated: 2/15/2017

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