Employee Benefits Partner Kiran Griffith Returns to Stoel Rives’ Seattle Office

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SEATTLE—Stoel Rives LLP, an AmLaw200 law firm, today announced that Kiran Griffith has returned to its Seattle office as a partner. Griffith, an employee benefits lawyer who joins the firm from Perkins Coie, was an associate at Stoel Rives from 2013 to 2016. She brings to the firm 10 years of experience in employee benefit matters relating to health and welfare plans.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kiran home to Stoel Rives! She is a trusted advisor, stellar mentor, and proven team player with a strong track record for success,” said Maren Norton, Stoel Rives’ Seattle Office Managing Partner. “Kiran’s talent, reputation and employee benefits experience deepen our bench and will be an asset to our clients.”

Griffith has significant experience advising public and private sector employers, associations, and boards of trustees, as well as service providers in the health and welfare space. She advises on plan design and drafting, strategy and innovation, and regulatory compliance, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act, health care transparency (including the No Surprises Act), ERISA, mental health parity, COBRA, and other federal and state laws that affect health and welfare plans. Griffith also regularly advises on HIPAA privacy and security matters for health plan benefits.

“I’m excited to return to Stoel Rives,” Griffith said. “I started at the firm as a 1L diversity fellow during law school, and it is particularly meaningful to me to return at this stage of my career. I look forward to reconnecting with colleagues, meeting new colleagues, and working together to grow the firm’s employee benefits practice. I also hope to help shape the future of the firm and to continue contributing to the Seattle community,” said Griffith.

Griffith earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and attended the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate education. Prior to attending law school, Griffith served as a senior compliance manager at Gerson Lehrman Group, a financial services company.

In addition to managing a busy legal practice, Griffith is an active member of her community. She currently serves on the board of Seattle Arts & Lectures, as well as the board of Campaign for Equal Justice.

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