Saichek Law Firm, APC

decades of experience serving the complex needs of benefit plan fiduciaries

San Diego | Washington, D.C.

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Attorney Linda Stuessi

Attorney Linda Stuessi LINDA L. STUESSI, ESQ

Direct Line: (760) 331-7202
linda@saicheklawfirm.com

EXPERIENCE

Attorney, Saichek Law Firm, APC
          January 2008 - present

  • Draft trust documents, including trust agreements, plans, amendments,  COBRA  notices, notices and communications to plan participants, and summary plan descriptions
  • Research legal issues in employee benefits law and tax law and draft legal research memorandums to Board of Trustees and/or trust advisors
  • Coordinate with other trust advisors on all trust issues involving legal questions
  • Attend Board of Trustee meetings to report legal developments and guide the trustees on legal issues
  • Trust clients include active medical plans, multiple employer plans, single employer plans, governmental plans, and retiree medical plans
  • Research and prepare requests to IRS for private letter ruling
  • Respond to legal questions from trust advisors and trustees between trust meetings
  • Review and negotiate contracts from trust service providers

Adjunct Faculty, Coastal Carolina Community College
        Jacksonville, North Carolina
        August 2003 - December 2007 

  • Teach traditional and online classes in Business Law and Employment Law
  • Employment law course includes employee benefits, ERISA, employer-employee relationships, Title VII, race, religious, and gender discrimination, regulation of employment, workers' compensation, and Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Business Law I course includes contracts, UCC, ethics, court systems, torts, criminal law, and negotiable instruments
  • Business Law II course includes UCC, intellectual property, real and personal property, landlord-tenant, trusts and estates, insurance contracts, bankruptcy, security interests, agency, employment law, partnerships, and corporations 

Attorney, Perkins Coie
         Seattle, Washington
         October 1995 – September 1996

Manage documents and supervise paralegals on securities class action lawsuit

  • Research legal issues, draft pleadings, and write legal briefs for litigation
  • Review and categorize documents during discovery process and in preparation for trial

Associate, King & Ballow
          San Diego, California
          September 1993 – June 1995

  • Civil litigation in employment, labor and first amendment law
  • Appearances in federal and state court on pretrial conferences, discovery conferences, motion hearings, and scheduling conferences
  • Draft motions for summary judgment, discovery motions, complaints, answers, arbitration briefs, and other various pleadings
  • Propound and respond to written discovery
  • Consult with clients, interview witnesses, and take depositions

Law Clerk, US District Court for Southern District of California
          San Diego, California
          September 1992 – September 1993

  • Settlement conferences and court docket management
  • Legal research and writing

Law Clerk, US Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit
          Madison, Wisconsin
          July 1991- September 1992

Legal research, analysis, and writing

LICENSURE

State Bar of California (12/15/92)
US District Court, SD CA (1/19/93)
US Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit (4/18/94)