Erick D. Reitz

Senior Associate

E-mail | P: (206) 398-1500 | F: (206) 398-1501 | Download bio

Erick D. Reitz

Senior Associate

E-mail | P:   (206) 398-1500 | F: (206) 398-1501 | Download bio

Areas of Practice

ERISA and Tax Code
Affordable Care Act
Mental Health Parity
Title VII
Section 401(k) and 457(b) retirement plans
Health plans and excepted benefits
Multiemployer plans and withdrawal liability

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2015
Nebraska, 2013


University of Nebraska College of Law
J.D. with Highest Distinction, 2013
Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor

University of Nebraska—Lincoln
B.A. with High Distinction, 2010


Erick advises corporate, governmental, and multiemployer health and retirement plans on all manner of employee benefits issues. He has advised as to the design and administration of benefits plans, drafted plan documents, policies, and procedures, negotiated vendor contracts and investment agreements, represented health plans in litigation for claim denials, and represented retirement plans seeking IRS approval to correct errors in plan administration. Erick’s work has also focused on:

  • Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act compliance
  • Compliance with sex discrimination laws, including Title VII and ACA §1557
  • IRS corrections under EPCRS
  • Assessing and resolving disputes over withdrawal liability against employers withdrawing from multiemployer pension plans
  • Determining beneficiary status in contested claims to deceased participants’ retirement accounts

Hailing from Eagle River, Alaska, Erick spends much of his time outdoors—rowing crew, climbing, skiing, or wandering Washington with his dog, Cooper.

  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine “Rising Star,” 2019 – 2023
  • Guy Cleveland Chambers Gold Medallion for Highest Graduating GPA
  • Order of the Coif
  • William Jay Riley, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2013 – 2015
  • A Clerk’s Lineup: Ten Underemphasized Aspects of Appellate Practice, KCBA Bar Bulletin (2015)
  • Children and Categorization: Keeping Free Speech on Track in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, 91 Neb. L. Rev. 4 (2013)
  • King County Bar Association, New Lawyers Division (Board of Trustees 2016-2019; Chair of the Board 2018-2019)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Pro bono attorney representing non-profits through Communities Rise’s (fka Wayfind) Non-Profit Startup Advocacy Program
  • Volunteer Legal Observer for National Lawyers Guild
  • Pro bono attorney for KCBA Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • Pro bono attorney for KCBA Housing Justice Project