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Kara Backus Named Shareholder at Bullard Law

April 7, 2017

Portland, OR - Bullard Law is pleased to announce that Kara Backus became a shareholder in the firm.  Kara joined Bullard Law in 2015 and is admitted to practice in Oregon and California. Kara works with employers exclusively in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. She has experience with qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, executive compensation issues, and the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Kara works with clients to design and draft benefit plans, to monitor compliance with new legislation and regulatory guidance under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and to interact with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor regarding plan issues. Kara also advises clients on COBRA and HIPAA issues, fiduciary responsibility, and prohibited transactions.

As a member of the benefits community, Kara volunteers her time as a member of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board and as the immediate past president of the Portland Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council.

Kara graduated from Amherst College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and German, and from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2008 with a Juris Doctor degree.  

Kara joins the current shareholders at Bullard Law in one of the leading labor, employment and benefits law firms in the Pacific Northwest. The firm has served more than 5,000 clients throughout the United States in both the private and public sectors. The firm is also Oregon's exclusive member of the Worklaw® Network – a nationwide network of independent law firms focused exclusively on representing management in labor, employment and benefits law.