Kathryne A. Tracey
Ms. Tracey joined the firm in 2015, bringing three years of prior experience working with large multiemployer benefit plans across the state of Wisconsin. Her practice area is focused in Employee Benefits Law, especially federal litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) to collect delinquent fringe benefit contributions on behalf of multiemployer plans. Ms. Tracey has handled collections matters in the context of bankruptcies and receiverships, as well as asserting plans’ creditor rights against alter-ego/“double-breasted” and successor companies to signatory employers. In order to enforce collective bargaining agreements and monetary judgments awarded to clients, she regularly files construction liens and bond claims.
Complementary to her litigation practice, Ms. Tracey also works in the area of plan compliance, drafting best practice policies and procedures for clients. With regard to the specific funding requirements facing pension plans, she has experience analyzing and advancing claims of employer withdrawal liability.
Education: Ms. Tracey earned her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors.
Professional Affiliations: Ms. Tracey is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Wisconsin, with appearances before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Michigan. She is also a member of the Michigan and Wisconsin State Bar Associations, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).