KATHERINE UTZ HUNTER focuses exclusively on employee benefits law. She has experience counseling clients on qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Ms. Hunter regularly assists clients with drafting plan documents, plan amendments, and participant communications. In addition, she assists fiduciaries with claims and appeals determinations, has experience handling IRS determination letter applications, and assists clients with the correction of plan operational errors through self-correction, as well as through IRS and Department of Labor correction programs. Ms. Hunter also advises on various health and welfare issues, including compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and health care reform.
Ms. Hunter received her bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in economics, with honors, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her law degree (J.D.) from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Hunter was a two time CALI award recipient, including for her course work in Employment Relationships. Ms. Hunter is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.