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Lizet A. Ramirez

Associate

Email: laramirez@unioncounsel.net
Telephone: (510) 337-1001

Education:
University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2017
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011

Lizet Ramirez joined the firm in 2017. She focuses her practice on employee benefits assisting clients in the areas of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, compliance and ERISA litigation.

Ms. Ramirez has experience with ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA, and Affordable Care Act compliance as well as with analyzing fiduciary and plan administrative issues, drafting plan documents and amendments, reviewing qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), resolving compliance issues, and assisting benefit plans on a variety of litigation matters. Ms. Ramirez also advises benefit plans in lien, subrogation, collections and withdrawal liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ramirez received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2011 with dual-majors in Political Science and the History of Public Policy with a minor in Labor Studies.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Ramirez interned with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and spent a summer in Washington DC participating in the AFL-CIO’s Union Summer Program.

Ms. Ramirez graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with her J.D. in 2017.  During law school, Ms. Ramirez served as a judicial extern to the District Chief Judge of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges in San Francisco.  Ms. Ramirez also clerked at Equal Rights Advocates, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board - Office of General Counsel, and at Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld.

While in law school, Ms. Ramirez participated in the Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic where she served as outside counsel for social enterprises, nonprofit organizations and small businesses on a variety of transactional, compliance and operational matters.  Ms. Ramirez also served as a mediator for the Superior Court of San Francisco Small Claims Court and volunteered with organizations including Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Center and the SF Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center.  Prior to law school, Ms. Ramirez worked at a labor and employment firm where she assisted the fund counsel of Taft-Hartley benefit plans.

Ms. Ramirez is fluent in Spanish.

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