D. Ward Kallstrom

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mr. D. Ward Kallstrom is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and a member of the Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Kallstrom’s practice has focused on employee benefits fiduciary advice, claims, and litigation and on compliance counseling for multiemployer plans. He has arbitrated and litigated hundreds of cases, including trials and appeals. His litigation practice primarily consists of federal court class actions. He has been lead counsel on virtually every type of ERISA case.

Mr. Kallstrom has made hundreds of public presentations on a wide variety of ERISA and related labor and employment law topics, including national health care reform; health care provider reimbursement litigation; plan fee and expense litigation; medical plan reimbursement litigation; benefit claims procedures and related litigation; fiduciary responsibility; avoiding litigation over fiduciary miscommunications; employer stock fund litigation; LTD litigation; ERISA preemption; contingent worker/independent contractor claims and litigation; corporate downsizing litigation; managed care litigation; retiree medical cutback litigation; negotiating health care cost containment systems; settlements in employee benefits disputes; employee benefit issues in bankruptcy; and the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege.

Mr. Kallstrom served as a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law  and its annual supplements from 1989 through 2006 and as Management Co-Chair of the Board of Senior Editors from 2005 to 2006. He served as Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law from 1991-1994 and as Chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits from 1993-1994.


  • J.D., Duke University, cum laude (1977)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, with highest honors (1972)


  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Diversity Law Institute (Member)
  • Trial Law Institute (Member)
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (Member of Founding Board of Governors and Charter Fellow)
  • Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association (Management Member), 2003-2012


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