Ronald S. Kravitz

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Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
415-429-5272
Fax:
866-300-7367
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Ronald S. Kravitz joined SFMS in 2014. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California and Texas and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts, including the United States District Courts for all Districts of California, the Middle District of Florida, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to these courts and jurisdictions, Ron has worked on cases with local and co-counsel nationwide and internationally. Ron began his legal career as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice.

With more than 25 years of experience as legal counsel in complex business litigation matters, his practice has been focused primarily on ERISA, employment, intellectual property, and securities-related matters since 1992. He has represented numerous fiduciaries, third-party plan administrators, broker-dealers, and registered representatives in connection with plan administration and investment matters. Ron has served as lead or co-lead class counsel in numerous ERISA class actions throughout the country.

Ron is a past Chairman of the Integrated Advisory Group (IAG), current co-chair of IAG's Litigation Specialist Group, a regional board member of the Anti-Defamation League and the co-chair of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee Fiduciary sub-committee. In addition, Ron is a Lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is active in the University of San Francisco Inn of Court.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2014

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities-Related Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Miami University
    • B.A. - 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA Employee Benefits Committee, Member
  • American Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellowship, Fellowship
  • University of San Francisco Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice., Attorney Advisor