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Raphael Shannon Kraw

Raphael Shannon Kraw


ERISA Litigation, Employee Benefits


Hastings College of the Law


Silicon Valley
Raphael Shannon Kraw has been representing Taft-Hartley benefit trusts and many other union–related organizations since 1978, with a focus on helping clients improve and protect benefits for working people. Her areas of expertise embrace all aspects of client entities’ structure and operations, and include; drafting trust and plan documents, ERISA qualified pension plans, withdrawal liability, and plan mergers and terminations, all federal and state law compliance issues for health and welfare plans, governmental agency investigations, audits, and litigation, benefit claims litigation, and fiduciary litigation both for plaintiffs and defendants. She has special expertise in dealing with the problems of financially troubled plans, and in addressing issues arising from the changes in plan providers.
Ms. Kraw spent her first 36 years of practice at McCarthy, Johnson & Miller Law Corp in San Francisco. She attended Hastings College of the Law where she was a Hastings Law Journal Editor, and a member of the Order of the Coif. She has been a regular contributing author and editor for the Bloomberg/BNA and ABA publications ERISA Litigation and Employee Benefits Law.