Tiffany N. Santos

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(415) 421-2017  
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Education

  • J. D., 1999
    University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B. A., 1996
    University of California at Berkeley

Professional Career

  • 2000 - Present
    Director (Associate prior to 2007)
    Trucker Huss
    San Francisco, California

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (2009 - present); incoming Chair 2020 - 2021; CLE Subcommittee (Member 2010 - 2015; Chair 2015-2016) and Marketing Committee (Chair 2013 - 2014; 2016 - 2020)
  • ABA Health Law Section – Member, EMI Planning Committee; Past Chair and Vice Chair, Diversity Committee (2014 - 2019); Past Chair and Vice Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Interest Group (2010 - 2014)
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits Committee, Subcommittee Co-Chair, Chapter Co-Editor (2007 - 2019) and Contributing Author (2001 - 2006) to Employee Benefits Law, Second and Third Editions, published by Bloomberg BNA
  • Vice Chair and Board Member – Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Member, Western Pension & Benefits Council
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association
  • Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Ms. Santos counsels employers and multiemployer trusts on all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, Section 125 cafeteria plans, and qualified retirement plans.

She assists clients with compliance matters; administrative and plan design issues; plan, SPD and amendment drafting; IRS submissions; IRS and DOL investigations; and the review and negotiation of service provider agreements, including investment manager agreements. Tiffany frequently makes presentations on health plan matters, including health care reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), HIPAA, COBRA, and cafeteria plans, and on investment-related matters, including ERISA’s impact on alternative investments.

Tiffany has been listed as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in the area of employee benefits law since 2018. Tiffany has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America in 2021 in the practice area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.

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