Kirsten Scott

Kirsten Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
 | 505 Montgomery St, Suite 1125
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-653-1733
Fax: 415-727-5079
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Kirsten Scott provides advice and representation to individuals in various employee benefit and employment matters, including pension and disability benefit claims, medical leaves of absence, employment misclassification, severance negotiation, and unpaid wages. She represents clients in individual, multi-plaintiff and class action cases. 

    About Kirsten Scott

    Admitted: 2007, California

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Membership is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in the United States. , Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Moot Court Judge, 1 L Moot Court Class Final Oral Arguments, UC Hastings School of Law (2019)
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee, Solo & Small Firm Section (2016-present)
    • Co-Chair, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits Committee, subcommittee on Reporting & Disclosure (2013-2018)
    • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (2012-2014)
    • NELA Annual Convention Committee (2012-2014) Board Member
    • Diversity Vice-Chair, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Employee Benefits Committee 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mock Trial Coach, Bar Association of San Francisco (2011-2012)
    • Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center Workers' Rights Clinic (2007-present)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, symposium, Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019: “Emerging Trends in Employee Benefit Plan Design and Administration” (speaker)
    • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, MCLE Training, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2018: “Top 10 Things You Should Know About Employee Benefits Law” (speaker)
    • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, MCLE Training, San Francisco, CA, March 14, 2019: “Employee Benefit Claims & Appeals” (speaker)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, Coral Gables, Florida, Jan. 19, 2019: “Keeping Your License in the Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion of Typical Ethical Dilemmas in a Technology-Driven World” (moderator)
    • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, MCLE Training, San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2018: “ERISA Overpayments - Claims and Defenses” (speaker)
    • American Bar Association, 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 9, 2018: “What Every Employment Lawyer Should Know About Employee Benefits Litigation” (panelist)
    • California Employment Lawyer’s Association, MCLE Presentation, San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2018: “What Every Employment Lawyer Should Know About Employee Benefits” (panelist)
    • San Mateo County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Annual Employment Law Updates Presentation, Redwood City, CA, March 3, 2016 (panelist)
    • American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, symposium, Washington, D.C., April 9, 2018: “Emerging Trends in Employee Benefit Plan Design and Administration” (speaker)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, Coral Gables, Florida, Jan. 13, 2018: “Emerging Trends in Employee Benefit Plan Design and Administration” (moderator/panelist)
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Solo & Small Firm Annual Conference, Feb. 9, 2017:  “Top Ten Things You Should Know About Employee Benefits Law” (panelist)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, "Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule," Coral Gables, Florida, Jan. 15, 2017 (panelist)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Jan. 14-16, 2016. "New Waves of Litigation Regarding Healthcare Provider Fraud and ACA Interference and Discrimination Claims” (panelist)
    • California Wage and Hour: Law and Litigation Practice Guide, Chapter 13, “Mediating Wage and Hour Disputes” (CEB 2005) (2011-2015 annual updates), which won 2011 “Best Publication” Award of Professional Excellence by the Association for Continuing Legal Education
    • Employee Benefits Law, 3rd ed., Chapter 4, “Reporting and Disclosure” (BNA 2000) (Chapter Editor, 2013-2015 annual updates) ERISA Litigation, 5th ed., Chapter 12, “What Is the Statute of Limitations?” (BNA) (2012-2016 annual updates)
    • ERISA Litigation, 5th ed., Chapter 12, “What Is the Statute of Limitations?” (BNA) (2012-2016 annual updates)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Jan. 15-17, 2015. “Plan Overpayment Claims Against Participants” (panelist)
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Boston, MA, June 25-28, 2014. “Ethical Issues in Representing Multiple Plaintiffs in Multi-Plaintiff, Mass, Collective and Class Actions” (panelist) 
    • Pension Rights Center, U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Projects, National Training Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2013. “Retaliation, Interference, and Pension Benefits: Claims Under ERISA Section 510” (speaker)
    • American Bar Association, TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance & Employee Benefits, Florida, Jan. 17-19, 2013. “Anatomy of a Benefits Case” (panelist)
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, June 2011. “Let There Be No Right Without a Remedy – Maximizing Recovery Under ERISA Section 510” (panelist) 
    • American Bar Association, Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Section, Newsletter Article, Nov. 21, 2011. “Consumer Protection and Employment Cases After Concepcion”

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Kirsten's accomplishments include helping retirees who lost millions of dollars in retirement savings win a $36.8 million judgment in Beeson v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., Inc., following a seven month civil trial in California Superior Court.
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    Office Location for Kirsten Scott

    505 Montgomery St
    Suite 1125
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2020

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