Havila made significant contributions to Hartman et al. v. Ivy Asset Management et al., a case involving fiduciary breach related to Madoff investments that resulted in a $219 million settlement with consolidated cases. She currently represents plaintiffs in multiple cases alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) by healthcare institutions attempting to claim exempt “church plan” status under ERISA.
During law school, Havila provided tax and business advice to low-income entrepreneurs and hi-tech startups as a student in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She also served as an extern to the Honorable Stephanie Joannides of the Anchorage Superior Court. Prior to law school, Havila worked and studied abroad in Russia, Azerbaijan, and the Czech Republic.
Seventh Circuit Rules Advocate Health Care Network Pension Plan is Not a Church Plan Exempt from ERISA
Professional and Civic Involvement
California State Bar Association, Member
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Montana State Bar Association, Member
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