Regional ERISA Counsel, USI Southwest
Nikki Chriesman-Green joined USI Southwest in January 2015 as our in-house ERISA Counsel. She is focused on helping our benefits division and our clients stay compliant with requirements of various benefits laws. She has over seventeen years of professional experience in employee benefits.
Before joining USI, she worked as a Lead Plan Governance Consultant for a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 corporation, with a primary focus in employee benefits law, regulatory concerns, disability litigation, and employee claims and appeals during her five year tenure with the corporation.
Nikki is a member of the State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has served in various leadership roles for the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association as the president, executive board member and various other committee roles, as well as, the Tarrant County Bar Association as the Diversity Chair, ad hoc executive board member and various other committee roles. In August 2014, she was admitted as an honorary member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. She is currently an adjunct professor for Texas A&M School of Law where she coaches the moot court advocacy teams. Nikki is a former associate member of the Eldon Mahon Inns of Court, member of the Southwest Benefits Association and a professional member of SHRM. Nikki earned her BA from Texas Wesleyan University and her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2009.