T. Katuri Kaye

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(415) 421-2017  
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  • J.D., 2006
    Howard University School of Law
    Merit Scholar
    CALI Award for Excellence in Torts, Legal Research, Government Contracts and Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation
  • M.A., 2003
    San Francisco State University
  • B.A., 2002,
    University of California, Berkeley
    Merit Scholar

Professional Career

  • 2011 - Present
    (Special Counsel, 2016-2017
    Associate, 2011-2015)
    Trucker Huss
    San Francisco, California

    2007 - 2011
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
    San Francisco, California

    2005 - 2007
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    New York, New York

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • American Benefits Council
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • American Retirement Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • Lifetime Member, Black Women Lawyers of Northern California
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, State Bar of New York
  • Member, State Bar of Virginia
  • National Bar Association
  • Retirement Income Task Force, ABC
  • Member, President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the
    Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Western Pension & Benefits Council

Katuri Kaye focuses her practice primarily on qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and plans of tax exempt entities and public schools and universities, including 403(b) and 457 plans.

Katuri counsels clients on the design and tax-qualification of retirement plans and the taxation of employee benefits. In addition, Katuri assists clients with drafting plan documents, SPDs and plan amendments; analyzing plan administrative issues; service provider and investment management agreement reviews; reviewing and drafting QDROs; preparing IRS and DOL submissions; and resolving questions regarding compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

Katuri is admitted in California, New York and Virginia, and currently practices in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Katuri was named by Los Angeles Business Journal as their 2020 Attorney of the Year in Labor and Employment for its “Leaders in the Law Award.” Additionally, Katuri was recognized as a 2020 “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.  Katuri was also named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “2019 Most Influential Women Lawyers” list. In addition, she was listed on the “Lawyers of Color 2013 Inaugural Hot 100” and the National Bar Association’s “2012 Top 40 Advocates Under 40 Award”.