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Magan Pritam Ray

Magan Pritam Ray has wide-ranging experience in all facets of employee benefits and ERISA matters, including the design, implementation and operation of retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, fringe benefit plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation programs. Magan focuses on counseling clients on the business impact, strategic response, plan design and compliance with health care reform. Magan regularly advises Fortune 100 companies on issues in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures. Magan also has experience in representing companies undergoing employee benefits and tax audits before the IRS and Department of Labor.


  • Design implement and provide advice on tax, ERISA, HHS and employment laws relating to:
    • Tax qualified retirement plans
    • Health care benefits (e.g. self-insured or fully insured medical, dental, vision, EAP benefits, wellness, HDHP/HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, on-site clinics, telemedicine and ancillary services)
    • Welfare benefits (e.g. life, disability, AD&D, legal services, funded vacation, severance)
    • Health care reform (Affordable Care Act)
    • COBRA
    • Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
    • 125/Cafeteria plans
    • Fringe benefits (e.g. dependent care, transportation, educational assistance, adoption assistance)
  • Provide advice on full array of benefit issues in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures
  • DOL and IRS voluntary compliance programs
  • Fiduciary compliance, including training
  • DOL, IRS and EDD audits
  • ERISA Litigation


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2015-2019
  • Listed, Silicon Valley Business Journal, "Women of Influence," 2018
  • Listed, San Francisco Business Times, "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business," 2018
  • Listed, The Best Bay Area Lawyers, 2005-2006
  • Chair, ACLU of Northern California (2017)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, ACLU of Northern California
    • Member, Executive Committee (2012-2014, 2017)
    • Chair, Legislative Policy Committee (2013-2014)
    • Member, Development Committee (2014-present)
    • Member, Finance Committee and Investment Committee (2009-2014, 2017)
    • Member, Personnel Committee (2009-2014, 2017)


  • J.D., with distinction, Stanford Law School, 1994
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1989
  • B.A., History, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • California