Emily L. Garcia

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Education

  • J.D., 2009
    University of California, Berkeley,
    Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • B.A., 2002
    San Jose State University, summa cum laude

Professional Career

  • December 2017 to Present
    Associate, Trucker Huss
    San Francisco, California
  • April 2012 – November 2017
    Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP
    San Francisco, California
  • March 2010 - March 2012
    Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP
    San Francisco, California

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California

Emily Garcia is an associate focused on ERISA litigation matters. Her broad range of experience includes defending plan sponsors and fiduciaries in employee benefits litigation, including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful denial of benefits, 401(k) class action litigation, claims for medical and pension benefits, ESOP disputes, and cases involving executive compensation.

Emily presents, and publishes regularly, on issues related to ERISA litigation, including the following articles she co-authored:

  • A Primer on Department of Labor ERISA Settlements
  • The Power of the Pen and the Decline of ERISA ‘Stock Drop’ Class Actions
  • The Dude Abides: ERISA Stock Drop Litigation After Dudenhoeffer
  • ERISA’s Latest Plague: Out-of-Network Service Provider Lawsuits
  • Timing is Everything: New Rules for Enforcing Medical Plan Reimbursement
  • ERISA’s Church Plans: In Supreme Court Limbo

Emily is Vice Chair of the ABA Business Law Sections’ Business and Corporate Litigation Committee’s ERISA & Pension Litigation Subcommittee. She also served as the Editor of ABA Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ERISA Chapter, 2013 – 2017 editions.