Associates

 

Brandie M. Barrows 

bbarrows@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Barrows graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science, and from Boalt School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, in 2004 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving her law degree, she practiced law for 5 years in San Francisco at Baker & McKenzie advising a broad range of U.S. and foreign clients in matters related to pension and welfare benefits, as well as working on global equity and merger and acquisition matters.

In August 2009, Ms. Barrows joined Saltzman and Johnson where she specializes in the representation of public retirement and health plans and other governmental plans.

Ms. Barrows is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Kimberly A. Hancock 

khancock@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Hancock graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics (Honors: Phi Beta Kappa), and from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1999 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).

Ms. Hancock initially practiced law at Pillsbury Winthrop (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) representing technology companies in technology licensing and commercial transactions. Thereafter, Ms. Hancock joined a boutique labor and employment law firm representing individuals in employment, disability and civil rights litigation as well as representing joint union-management employee benefit trusts in ERISA litigation.

In 2010, Ms. Hancock joined Saltzman and Johnson where she specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.

Ms. Hancock is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of California.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Ana P. Hallmon 

ahallmon@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Hallmon graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in International Relations, and from the University of California Davis School of Law in 2007 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving her law degree, Ms. Hallmon practiced as an attorney at McCarthy, Johnson and Miller in San Francisco, where she represented joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, as well as ERISA litigation matters regarding fiduciary duties, investment matters and the collection of delinquent fringe benefit contributions.

Ms. Hallmon joined Saltzman and Johnson in March 2014, where she specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.  Ms. Hallmon was a speaker at the 2015 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Employee Benefits Conference on the topic “JATCs are ERISA Funds Too!”.

Ms. Hallmon is a member of the State Bar of California and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar. She is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, and the Eastern District of California.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Allan Shuldiner 

ashuldiner@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Shuldiner graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Government, and from the University of California Davis School of Law in 2007 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving his law degree, he practiced municipal law and political law before working at two firms in southern California representing multiemployer trust funds.

Mr. Shuldiner joined Saltzman and Johnson in 2015, where he specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.

Mr. Shuldiner is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sun Chang 

schang@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Chang graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics and Business, and from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1996 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving her law degree, Ms. Chang worked for the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration of the United States Department of Labor, where she conducted civil investigations of ERISA plans. She has also practiced law at two Southern California firms specializing in the representation of multiemployer trust funds.

Ms. Chang joined Saltzman and Johnson in May 2015, where she specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, vacation plans and apprenticeship funds.

Ms. Chang is a member of the State Bar of California and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Matthew Minser

mminser@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Minser graduated from San Jose State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2013 where he received a specialization certificate in family law with distinction. During law school, Mr. Minser received Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Remedies and Advanced Legal Research. He also received CALI Awards in Constitutional Law I, Property I, Family Law, and Real Estate Finance.

Prior to joining Saltzman & Johnson in 2016, Mr. Minser worked for a firm in San Jose, CA, practicing collection of delinquent employer contributions for employee benefit trust fund clients, in addition to estate planning, probate, and probate litigation. At Saltzman & Johnson, Mr. Minser specializes in the representation of joint union-management employee benefit trust clients in ERISA litigation matters.

Mr. Minser is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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Edward D. Winchester

ewinchester@sjlawcorp.com 

Mr. Winchester graduated from Haverford College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History, and from the University of San Diego School of Law cum laude in 2010 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).  During law school, Mr. Winchester was a member of the San Diego Law Review.

In 2016, Mr. Winchester joined Saltzman and Johnson where he specializes in representing joint union-management employee benefit trust funds in ERISA litigation.  Prior to joining Saltzman and Johnson, Mr. Winchester practiced law at Bullivant Houser Bailey PC in San Francisco, where he represented clients in ERISA, insurance coverage, trade secret, and trademark disputes.

Mr. Winchester is a member of the State Bar of California.  He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California.

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Carol A. Treasure

ctreasure@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Treasure graduated from Golden Gate University Law School in 2002 after completing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She has defended large health care plans and HMOs in managed care bad faith cases in court and arbitration. As a former registered nurse, she has also represented physicians, hospitals and health plans in professional malpractice, medical device and pharmaceutical product litigation matters and provider-payer disputes. Ms. Treasure has expertise drafting motions dealing with ERISA, Medicare and FEHBA (Federal Employees Health Benefits Act) preemption issues. While working as a labor and employer lawyer, Ms. Treasure has handled wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits.

Ms. Treasure has presented an MCLE course through the Bar Association of San Francisco covering the litigation of bad faith matters and has authored an article providing practical tips to litigators entitled, “The Top Ten Things To Do With Discovery” which was published through BASF in 2012. Ms. Treasure has an interest in diversity issues and has been a member of the California Minority Counsel Program as well as the Charles Houston Bar Association.

Ms. Treasure is a member of the Alameda and Marin County Bar Associations. She is certified as a Mediator for Community and Workplace Conflicts and a Mandatory Fee Arbitrator through the State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

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George R. Nemiroff

gnemiroff@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Nemiroff graduated from the University of Michigan in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in History (with a distinction of Highest Honors) and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008.

Prior to joining Saltzman and Johnson, Mr. Nemiroff practiced law as an associate for Locker Folberg LLP, where he served as class counsel in numerous wage and hour class actions representing a broad spectrum of California workers. Mr. Nemiroff also practiced law as an associate for the Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom, where he represented trustees of employee benefit trusts in ERISA litigation regarding fiduciary duties, investment matters and collection of delinquent fringe benefit contributions. During his time in the Absalom Office, Mr. Nemiroff also represented plaintiffs and defendants in employment, disability and civil rights litigation.

Mr. Nemiroff joined Saltzman and Johnson in May 2017, where he specializes in the representation of joint union-management employee benefit trusts in ERISA litigation matters.

Mr. Nemiroff is a member of the State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.