Barbara B. Creed

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J.D., magna cum laude, 1969
Boston University School of Law
Editor, Boston University Law Review

A.B., with honors, 1966
Wellesley College

Professional Career

Professional Career

1997 - 1999, 2007 - Present
Of Counsel (Director 1999 - 2006)
Trucker Huss
San Francisco, California

1969 - 1997
Partner (Associate prior to 1977); served as managing partner of employee benefits practice group
Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
San Francisco, California

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco.
  • Member, American Bar Association (member of Employee Benefits Committee of the Section of Taxation)
  • Member, Western Pension & Benefits Council (past Chair of the Joint Council of Presidents and past President of the San Francisco Chapter)
  • Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Trustee, Pension Fund for the Episcopal Church in the United States

Barbara has more than 40 years of experience in employee benefits issues and specialized in all aspects of employee benefits. Barbara’s practice focused primarily on equity and executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, 401(k) plans, and IRS, DOL and PBGC plan audits.

Her clients included large publicly-held companies and complex multi-entity health care organizations. She represented many publicly-held companies on executive compensation matters and advised clients on employee benefits aspects of many mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.

Barbara frequently lectured on employee benefits and executive compensation topics for many organizations, including the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, and the Western Pension and Benefits Council. Barbara was an author of ERISA Compliance: Reporting and Disclosure, published by the Practising Law Institute.

Barbara is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, was listed in Best Lawyers in America, and was named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine, 2004 through 2018.

Barbara has been involved in many community and charitable activities, including serving as the chair of the 25-person board of trustees of the Church Pension Fund, a $14 billion diversified financial services organization providing retirement, medical and other benefits to the clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church.  In her retirement, Barbara has found a new career leading discussions about significant cases on the current docket of the Supreme Court of the United States.  This term she gave 15 such presentations, reaching almost 300 people.