Ernest Zhu joined Blake & Uhlig, P.A. in 2020 and focuses his practice on the representation of multiemployer pension and annuity plans and health and welfare plans. Ernest has experience in drafting plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and other important plan communications. He regularly counsels plan administrators and trustees with the design and administration of the plans to help the plans take appropriate steps to ensure compliance under ERISA, federal tax, Affordable Care Act, and other applicable statutes and regulations.
Prior to joining the firm, Ernest served as judicial interns in multiple chambers in federal district court. Upon graduating from Washington University School of Law, Ernest received the Dean’s Service Award for providing legal assistance to indigent defendants in state and federal appellate courts, homeless students with education concerns, and many other citizens. While attending law school, he received Scholar in Law and Excellence in Oral Advocacy awards. He was also on the Dean’s List and was an associate editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.
Before law school, Ernest taught AP Calculus and AP Statistics 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.