Stephanie Lao

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  • J.D., with honors 2021
    Emory University School of Law
  • B.S., 2016
    Northeastern University

Professional Career

  • 2023- Present
    Trucker Huss, APC
    San Francisco, California
  • 2023
    Spierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg, P.C.
    Redondo Beach, California
  • 2021-2023
    Berman Fink Van Horn P.C
  • 2015-2016
    Biogen, Inc.

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, The State Bar of New York
  • Member, The State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles

Stephanie (“Steph”) counsels clients in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, with a focus on qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans.

Steph advises on a wide range of benefits issues, including plan design and administration, administrative and fiduciary issues, and benefit claims and appeals. She assists with employee benefit plan regulatory compliance and advises clients on issues related to the ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA, and other various federal and state laws applicable to single and multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans.

Prior to joining Trucker Huss, Steph worked as an associate at a law firm where her practice touched on all aspects of corporate formation, including advising on tax issues and SEC regulatory filings. Additionally, she previously worked in Human Resources for an international biotech company focusing on global compensation and benefits. During law school, Steph served on the board of the Latin American Law Students Association and was a member of and coach for Emory Law’s Moot Court Society. She also worked as a research assistant in the subject areas of TORTS and Remedies.