Cassie Springer Ayeni, an Employee-side lawyer at Springer & Roberts LLP in Oakland, CA, has been practicing Labor & Employment Law for 12 years. Her practice focuses on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law, and primarily disability benefits litigation. She joined the Section of Labor and Employment Law in 2002 in order to become familiar with all aspects of ERISA, something the Employee Benefits Committee has helped with greatly. She has written, edited, and co-chaired for various committees for the Section, and is a frequent LEL speaker. Cassie loves being able to let her “ERISA nerd flag fly” and catching up with old friends at the Midwinter Meetings. She enjoys the camaraderie, spirit of elevating knowledge through open discussions, and the opportunity to truly develop an expertise in ERISA she gets from being a member of the Section of Labor and Employment Law. Cassie is a great member to get to know!
One Word Description – Compassionate-grammarian-who-is-fond-of-ERISA-and-standing-up-for-underdogs
Hidden Talent – Flower arranging
Favorite Book – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (she could read it over and over and feel like a more aware, well-mannered person every time she does so)
Dream Vacation – Anywhere with frequent flyer miles and her husband with her