Kathleen Cahill Slaught is a partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and has been practicing in the Employee Benefits & ERISA litigation field since 1996. Ms. Slaught represents employers, pension and welfare plans and ERISA plan administrators in all aspects of litigation arising from disputes over benefits and fiduciary claims.
She counsels compensation and benefit committees and Human Resources management regarding fiduciary duties, the administration of benefit plans, new health care laws and deferred compensation legislation.
She has handled a wide range of ERISA matters in court and in arbitration, including individual pension and welfare benefit claims, severance pay claims, executive compensation disputes, class action claims regarding plan design, and class action claims regarding plan administration and fiduciary responsibility. She represents both employer and Taft-Hartley Fund interests in arbitrations over plan benefits. She has represented employer trustees in federal court when sued for breach of fiduciary duty.
Ms. Slaught is also a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department. She advises trustees of multiemployer benefit funds on all issues including welfare and pension plan design and administration, investment of plan assets, the qualification of state domestic relations orders, drafting plan documents and general compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, federal labor law, and other laws affecting welfare and pension funds. She is a frequent contributor to Seyfarth’s Health Care Reform Management Alerts and ERISA litigation blogs.
- J.D., George Washington University Law School (1993)
- B.A., University of California, San Diego (1990)
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- Hawaii Bar Association
- College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Election as Fellow, 2016)
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