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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 the evolving legal requirements and industry changes impacting health care. 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.

In addition to her employment counseling practice, Magan serves as the Co-Chair of the Greenberg Traurig Asian Affinity Group.

Concentrations

  • 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)
    • HIPAA/HITECH
    • 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

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2021 
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2015-2021
  • Listed, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, "Forever Influential Leader," 2020 
  • 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
  • Coastside Recovery Task Force (2021) 
  • Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig Asian Affinity Group (2018-Present)
  • ACLU of Northern California Board of Directors (2009-2020)
    • Chair of the Board of Directors (2017-2019)
    • Chair of the Governance Committee (2020)
    • Member, Executive Committee (2012-2014, 2017-2020)
    • Chair, Legislative Policy Committee (2013-2014)
    • Member, Development Committee (2014-2018)
    • Member, Finance Committee (2009-2014, 2017-2019)
    • Member, Personnel Committee (2009-2014, 2017)
  • ACLU Foundation of Northern California Board of Directors (2012-2020)
    • Chair of the Board of Directors (2017-2019)
    • Chair of the Governance Committee (2020)
    • Member, Finance Committee (2009-2014, 2017-2019)
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • California