Advocates for Labor and Progressive Institutions

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Associate

Ernest Zhu

Ernest Zhu joined the firm in 2021. His practice focuses on employee health and welfare plans and tax-qualified retirement plans.

Before joining Bredhoff & Kaiser, Ernest represented multiemployer retirement plans and health and welfare plans in designing and administering their plans, including drafting plan documents and summary plan descriptions and counseling them on compliance with ERISA, federal tax law, the Affordable Care Act, and other applicable statutes.

At Washington University School of Law, Ernest received the Dean’s Service Award, the Scholar in Law Award and the Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award. He also served as an associate editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.

Before law school, Ernest taught advanced math to high school students. He currently serves as a mentor on the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project, a national program aiming to provide highly qualified, diverse law students with summer judicial internships in the chambers of federal and state judges. During law school, Ernest himself served as an intern in multiple chambers in federal district court.

Admitted only to the Missouri Bar. Application pending for admission to the District of Columbia Bar; practice supervised directly by principals of the firm.

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