With more than fifteen years representing Taft-Hartley/multiemployer fringe benefit funds and labor unions, Cecilia enjoys providing counsel on a variety of matters, with a heavy concentration on issues involving ERISA, from fiduciary duties and obligations to plan document reviews and amendments; the Internal Revenue Code; the ACA, HIPAA; and COBRA.
Prior to joining Ledbetter Partners, Cecilia was an associate attorney for a Chicago-based law firm primarily representing multiemployer fringe benefit funds and labor unions in the prosecution and defense of federal and state law claims. In addition to her litigation experience, she regularly provided counsel to multiemployer funds with employee benefits compliance issues, assisted labor unions with grievances and unfair labor practice charges, and responded to a wide array of questions from both employers and employees concerning their obligations and rights under both federal and state employment laws.
Cecilia received her LLM degree in Employee Benefits, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago/John Marshall Law School, her JD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago/John Marshall Law School, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is admitted to practice in the Seventh Circuit, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana.
Contact Cecilia at email@example.com.
Speaking Engagements & Publications
AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance, ERISA Hour on Benefit Claims Administration (July 2023; Virtual)
American Bar Association Midwinter Meeting for Employee Benefits Committee, "Best Practices for Claims Administration and Litigation" (February 2023; New Orleans, LA)
American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Law Review, "From Long COVID to Compliance with Regulations: Trends in Health and Welfare Administration and Disability Litigation," (2022)
American Bar Association, ERISA Basics National Institute, Benefit Claims (November 2022; Virtual)
American Bar Association, ERISA Basics National Institute, Benefit Claims (2021; Virtual)
American Bar Association, ERISA Basics National Institute, Benefit Claims (2019; Virtual)
American Bar Association, ERISA Basics National Institute, Benefit Claims (2018; Virtual)