The Kaiser Permanente Retirement Plan uses outdated mortality tables to determine the value of early retirees’ monthly pension payments, publicly filed documents show. As a result, it may have underpaid pension benefits to employees who retired before age 65. Our law firm is investigating whether these practices violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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Our Team

Partner Michelle Yau has spearheaded some of the most significant ERISA class actions in the nation, She combines dedication to protecting her clients’ retirement assets with rare insight into complex financial transactions and actuarial issues, informed by her Wall Street and government experience. Ms. Yau received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. 

Daniel R. Sutter is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits practice group. Previously, he was a Legal Fellow in the firm’s Employee Benefits practice, where he investigated, developed, and drafted complaints against major financial institutions for ERISA violations. Mr. Sutter received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.S. from George Washington University. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Ryan Wheeler is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. In this role, Mr. Wheeler represents the interests of employees, retirees, plan participants and beneficiaries in ERISA cases across the country. He is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.

We’re collaborating in this matter with Prof. Shaun P. Martin of the University of San Diego Law School.

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Contact Information

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