Bianca Zahrai - Iranian lawyer in San Francisco CA

Bianca Zahrai

San Francisco ERISA Advisor

Ms. Zahrai is the Principal and founding attorney at San Francisco ERISA Advisor. Ms. Zahrai has over 21
years of experience in the retirement, and health and welfare benefits industry. She represents institutional clients
in the areas of plan design, compliance, employee education, administration and implementation with a
focus on a variety of pension/retirement plans as well as health and welfare plans. Ms. Zahrai works
with U.S. employers and corporations to implement efficient employee benefits programs to best
attract and retain talent.
Ms. Zahrai also leads the firm’s I-9 compliance practice, where she counsels and defends companies
regarding their hiring practices of foreign national employees and compliance with the government’s I-9
verification requirements. Her I-9 compliance practice includes providing proactive counseling on I-9
hiring practices and the E-Verify process, defending employers in civil and criminal workplace
enforcement actions, conducting immigration-related internal investigations, and conducting due
diligence and analysis of I-9 issues in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Ms. Zahrai started her career in the area of regulatory compliance an Auditor with the U.S. Department
of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. There she gained invaluable experience and
insight concerning regulatory compliance in the areas of retirement (pension), health and welfare.
What sets her practice apart is that Ms. Zahrai compliments her knowledge of the inner workings of the
various governmental agencies and leverages it to meet the needs of private sector employers.
Ms. Zahrai is regularly invited a guest Lecturer and is tapped as an Expert Witness in the area of
Employee Benefits. She has written on ERISA and retirement matters and is a frequent contributor to
various publications.
Ms. Zahrai holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations and Public Policy. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of
Law in San Diego, California. She is the recipient of various American Jurisprudence awards. Ms. Zahrai
is a member in good standing of the Colorado State Bar.


Colorado, United States Active
Licensed for 7 Years 11 Months
since Oct 2015


Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Juris Doctor Law
Golden Gate University
Masters International Relations and Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelors Legal Studies

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San Francisco ERISA Advisor

1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

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