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Joy M. Napier-Joyce

Principal
Baltimore

P 410-415-2028
F 410-415-2001
Joy.NapierJoyce@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Joy M. Napier-Joyce is a Principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She also leads the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Ms. Napier-Joyce counsels clients in a broad range of benefit matters, including general compliance and administration of qualified retirement plans under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She also assists clients with welfare plan issues involving cafeteria plans, health plans, flexible spending accounts, group insurance products, COBRA and HIPAA. Ms. Napier-Joyce has a particular focus on assisting employers with the various compliance requirements associated with federal health care reform, and has been a frequent speaker on the topic. Her practice also includes advice on non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and other executive compensation matters, including issues related to compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ms. Napier-Joyce represents clients in dealings with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, including EPCRS applications, private letter rulings, determination letter applications and plan audits. She negotiates with outside benefits providers, including prototype plan sponsors, third party administrators, insurers, actuaries and auditors and assists clients with benefits issues arising in corporate mergers and acquisitions. She also counsels both public and private clients on a wide array of tax and securities law issues in relation to equity-based arrangements.

During law school, Ms. Napier-Joyce was the Book Review and Topics Editor for the Boston University Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Chambers

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "It’s Time to Correct Those 409A Mistakes," The Daily Record (September 2010) [Co-Author]

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May 31, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

May 26, 2017
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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

April 30, 2017
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Joy Napier-Joyce Comments on Alexander Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

April 30, 2017

Joy Napier-Joyce comments on the Senate confirming Alexander Acosta as the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary in "Senate confirms Acosta as labor secretary," published by Normangee Star. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 4, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2017

May 4, 2017

In this issue: Data Security Safeguards. When ERISA was enacted in 1974, it was not known the extent to which technology would allow us to maintain and transmit employee benefit plan data electronically. Learn how today’s technology and the changing data privacy rules affect employee benefit plans and... Read More

February 6, 2017

President Trump Orders Review of Labor Department Fiduciary Rule and Addresses Financial Industry in Latest Actions

February 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has taken actions aimed at alleviating some of the regulatory burdens on the financial services industry. Through a Presidential Memorandum, issued on February 3, 2017, he ordered the Department of Labor to “examine the Fiduciary Duty Rule to determine whether it may adversely affect the ability of Americans... Read More

January 24, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Winter 2017

January 24, 2017

In this issue: HHS and ACA Enforcement under the Influence of a Trump Administration. A summary of some of the essential facts about enforcement of the Affordable Care Act by the Department of Health and Human Services. Continued Struggles Expected for the Internal Revenue Service. The Trump Administration is expected to continue... Read More

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President Trump Orders Review of DOL Fiduciary Rule and Addresses Financial Industry in Latest Actions
February 5, 2017

On February 3, 2017, President Trump took actions aimed at alleviating some of the regulatory burdens on the financial services industry. Read More

Affordable Care Act is Target of Trump Executive Order on Inauguration Day
January 22, 2017

In one of his first actions in office, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to “Minimize the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” In a few short paragraphs, President Trump has given a very broad directive to federal agency heads, including the Department of Health and Human Servic Read More

2016 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans
October 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2016 (see IR-2015-118 ). Read More