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William T. Payne is a partner in the Pittsburgh-based firm of Stember Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC. During more than three decades of law practice, Mr. Payne has served as counsel for retirees or employees in more than one hundred class action lawsuits throughout the United States, many of which challenged cuts in company-provided retiree health care benefits. Mr. Payne received his law degree from the University of California—Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1979, after having graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. After three years of practicing labor law (first in Washington, D.C., and then in San Francisco), Mr. Payne served as Assistant General Counsel of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh between 1982 and 1991. For most of those nine years, he had primary responsibility for the Union’s ERISA litigation throughout the United States. From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Payne was partner and later Of Counsel to the firm of Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP in Los Angeles and in Pittsburgh. Mr. Payne has also authored numerous papers relating to labor and employee benefits law.