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Jay Adams Knight

Los Angeles

P   213-630-8290
F   213-689-0430



Jay Adams Knight is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He 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 and questions involving the Affordable Care Act. 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. Mr. Knight is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California

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August 17, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More


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March 3, 2014

Health Care Reform Update: Government Releases 90-Day Waiting Restriction Final Rules and a Proposal

March 3, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services have issued final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition on requiring eligible workers to wait more than 90 calendar days (including weekends and holidays) for their employer-sponsored insurance to take effect.... Read More

October 16, 2013

How to Prepare for the Affordable Care Act

October 16, 2013

Given the current composition of Congress, it is unlikely employers’ obligations under the Affordable Care Act will be significantly curtailed, either by repeal, amendment or by defunding by January 1, 2014, when many employer mandates go into effect. Employers who do not formulate their action plans and commence... Read More

February 27, 2013

Health Care Reform Law Protects Employees from Employment Retaliation

February 27, 2013

Employers gearing up for full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“ACA”) in 2014 should keep in mind section 18C of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as added by the ACA. This provision protects employees against retaliation by employers (and health insurance issuers) for... Read More

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Premium Reimbursement Arrangements – Part Deux
November 5, 2015

Last November, Melissa Ostrower wrote an excellent blog on the perils of employers reimbursing employees for health care premiums. Read More