Teresa M. Como, Paralegal


Teresa Como is a senior paralegal providing substantive assistance and support in the areas of Employee Benefits, Affirmative Action and Litigation. Examples of her work include:

Employee Benefits:

  • Preparing all aspects of determination letter request filings for initial plans, amended plans and terminated plans; including follow-up on issues raised by IRS agents.
  • Writing Summary Plan Descriptions and Summaries of Material Modifications.
  • Preparing Voluntary Compliance Program Applications.
  • Keeping attorneys informed of current deadlines and filing procedures for qualified plan amendments.
  • Assisting clients with review and/or preparation of Form 5500.
  • Reviewing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
  • Assisting with a variety of plans, including governmental and church plans.

Affirmative Action:

  • Working with and preparing clients’ affirmative action plans for women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
  • Assisting clients during audits by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).


  • Assisting in litigation matters by compiling and preparing trial exhibits; assembling witness files in preparation for direct- and cross-examinations; creating demonstrative exhibits, including timelines.
  • Reviewing client’s and opposition’s documents for information to create chronology of relevant events.
  • Preparing documents for production to opposition and responses to discovery requests.
  • Compiling documents for use in preparing witnesses for their depositions.
  • Reviewing electronically stored information in software tools and analyzing the information for various purposes, including identifying attorney-client privileged communication.
  • Preparing reports relating to fact gathering and background research.
  • Working with computer database software, including Excel.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Lawrence University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1984)
    • Degrees: Psychology and Neuroscience

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Girl Scout Leader and Volunteer for Girl Scouts - Great Blue Heron Council, Inc., 1998 to 2007