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Joy M. Napier-Joyce

Office Managing Principal
Baltimore

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

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Biography

Joy M. Napier-Joyce is the Office Managing Principal of 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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • The Contemporary Museum, Board of Trustees Member

Published Works

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

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

February 25, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Provide Commentary, Insight in Wolters Kluwer Series on Labor and Employment Law Developments

February 25, 2016

Commentary and insight from Jackson Lewis attorneys Joy Napier-Joyce, Collin O’Connor Udell, Frank Alvarez, Joe Lazzarotti, Kathryn Russo, Paul DeCamp, Michael Neifach, Amy Peck, Jessica Feinstein, Cynthia Liao, David Jones, Amy Worley, Howard Bloom, Ashley Abel and Jason Gavajian are featured in Wolters Kluwer... Read More

November 20, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

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June 17, 2016

Healthcare Subsidies for Grad Students: An ACA Conundrum

June 17, 2016

Colleges and universities historically have provided graduate student employees (e.g., teaching assistants) with a stipend or reimbursement to help defray (or even fully cover) the cost of their medical coverage under the student health plan. Competing guidance from the Departments of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Labor... Read More

April 14, 2016

Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule

April 14, 2016

The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), as well as certain... Read More

October 23, 2015

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). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan (along with the other retirement plan limitations)... Read More

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Hawai′i Workplace Law Seminar

October 14, 2016 - 7:15 AM to 1:15 PM HAST
1801 Kalakaua Avenue - Honolulu, HI
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

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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

Employee Relief Charities – The Unbenefit That Keeps On Giving
December 23, 2014

Especially during the holidays, but also throughout the year, both employers and employees often seek a means of financially assisting distressed coworkers and their families. Read More

Affordable Care Act Employer Penalties – Another Reason to Make Sure Workers are Properly Classified as Employees or Independent Contractors
August 14, 2014

Beginning next year, an applicable large employer that does not offer affordable minimum value group health coverage to its fulltime employees (and their children up to age 26) will be vulnerable to employer shared responsibility penalties under Internal Revenue Code §4980H.  Whether an employer is an “applicable large employer” depends o Read More