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Kara Backus Joins Bullard Law

March 3, 2015

Portland, OR – Bullard Law is pleased to welcome the addition of Kara Backus as a new attorney. 

Kara enjoys working with clients to help them better understand and solve their often complex employee benefits issues.  Kara practices 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, 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 transaction requirements. 
Kara is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, as well as Amherst College where she received her bachelor’s degree. Before attending law school, Kara started her career as a policy analyst for the Los Angeles Unified School District. After law school, however, she was a part of Jones Day’s Los Angeles Law firm as well as Lane Powell’s Portland firm before joining Bullard Law.

In her free time, Kara enjoys walking, hiking and working in the yard with her husband, Josh, and their rescue dog, Dr. Woof.  She also likes to read and write fiction and is an active member of a women’s soccer league.

About Bullard Law.  Since 1977, Bullard Law has partnered with employers in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and other states. The firm provides services in traditional labor law, public sector labor and employment law, employment litigation and class actions, employee benefits, personnel policies and practices and employment and non-competition agreements. Bullard Law helps clients be proactive, offering extensive training programs in all areas of labor, employment and benefits.  Contact Coni Crone at 503-248-1134 or for further information.