Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Christine Richardson was one of four attorneys honored with an Award of Merit by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) for her dedication to the organization this year. Read more about the 2020 awards here.

“Christine Richardson has been an active BASF member and volunteer for more than twenty-five years, including service as President of the Barristers Club, on the BASF Board of Directors, and on BASF’s Audit Committee. Richardson has also served as Co-Chair and Chair of BASF’s annual Food From The Bar campaign, driving record-breaking efforts to bring the legal community together to raise funds for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. For her invaluable service on the Audit Committee and years of service as the Food From The Bar Chair, BASF honors Christine L. Richardson with the Award of Merit.”

Christine advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits, including drafting, designing and implementing, as well as handling operational, compliance, and strategic planning considerations related to tax-qualified plans such as 401(k) plans; non-qualified deferred compensation programs; health and welfare benefit plans encompassing wellness programs, reimbursement accounts (FSAs, HSAs and HRAs), severance programs, cafeteria plans; fringe benefit plans; bonus programs; and advice related to the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, Affordable Care Act, WARN Act, HIPAA and COBRA compliance issues. She has extensive experience advising plan fiduciaries on their obligations, including establishing governance procedures, mitigating risks and participating in fiduciary committee meetings. See her full Pillsbury profile here.