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Susan L. Meter

Senior Counsel

(213) 576-5069
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, December 2004

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Business Planning- Representing Modest Business Enterprises

B.A., Spanish, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Honors

The Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2014

Leadership Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 2010-2012

Appreciation Award, Community Service, Community HousingWorks, 2007


 

Susan Meter is Senior Counsel in the Gordon & Rees Employment and Insurance & Coverage practice groups. She practices ERISA law handling both litigation and transactional matters.

Ms. Meter’s clients are typically Employers, Plan Sponsors, ERISA fiduciaries, and Third Party Administrators. She has extensive experience drafting and implementing all types of retirement and executive compensation plans and frequently counsels clients on ERISA compliance matters including DOL investigations and IRS audits. In addition, Ms. Meter defends clients in ERISA benefit claim actions and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty actions.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Meter was Senior Counsel at a local boutique ERISA law firm where she practiced ERISA for eight years. Prior to that, Ms. Meter was a law clerk in the same ERISA law firm, and before law school, Ms. Meter was an analyst for BlackRock Financial Management where she worked on large pension plan investments.

Admissions

California
United States District Court, Southern, Northern and Central Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships

San Diego County Bar Association
Western Pension & Benefits Conference
ProVisors

Community Involvement

Co-Chair Wills for Heroes, San Diego chapter

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Contact

(213) 576-5069

smeter@grsm.com


Offices

Los Angeles

San Diego

Orange County

Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, December 2004

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Business Planning- Representing Modest Business Enterprises

B.A., Spanish, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Honors

The Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2014

Leadership Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 2010-2012

Appreciation Award, Community Service, Community HousingWorks, 2007


 

Susan L. Meter

Senior Counsel

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Biography

Susan Meter is Senior Counsel in the Gordon & Rees Employment and Insurance & Coverage practice groups. She practices ERISA law handling both litigation and transactional matters.

Ms. Meter’s clients are typically Employers, Plan Sponsors, ERISA fiduciaries, and Third Party Administrators. She has extensive experience drafting and implementing all types of retirement and executive compensation plans and frequently counsels clients on ERISA compliance matters including DOL investigations and IRS audits. In addition, Ms. Meter defends clients in ERISA benefit claim actions and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty actions.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Meter was Senior Counsel at a local boutique ERISA law firm where she practiced ERISA for eight years. Prior to that, Ms. Meter was a law clerk in the same ERISA law firm, and before law school, Ms. Meter was an analyst for BlackRock Financial Management where she worked on large pension plan investments.

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Admissions

California
United States District Court, Southern, Northern and Central Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships

San Diego County Bar Association
Western Pension & Benefits Conference
ProVisors

Community Involvement

Co-Chair Wills for Heroes, San Diego chapter

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