Jay Adams Knight is a Partner in the Los Angeles, California office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
Mr. Knight maintains a nationwide practice advising benefit plan sponsors, administrators and trustees on the creation, administration and operation of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans. Mr. Knight deals with defined benefit, defined contribution and welfare plans, including both tax exempt and deferred compensation arrangements under IRC 409A. He also has considerable experience with benefit issues in mergers, acquisitions and plan terminations.
Advising clients and benefit plan administrators with respect to IRS and DOL audits, ERISA litigation, fiduciary obligations and benefit plan administration problems in debt restructuring is also part of his practice. Mr. Knight’s clients have not only included for profit business of all sizes, but also tax exempt entities such as governmental agencies, foundations, and a number of colleges and universities.
Mr. Knight has been a writer and frequent speaker on employee benefit issues issues and has been selected by U.S. News as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”.
He is a member of the Western Pension Conference. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.
Mr. Knight is a member of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Knight received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law.