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Jackson Lewis Welcomes Employee Benefits Attorney Jean Y. Yu in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 10, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Jean Y. Yu has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a Principal. Ms. Yu joins the firm from Venable LLP, where she focused on employee benefits, ERISA and corporate transactional matters. Ms. Yu is the fourth high-profile lateral to join Jackson Lewis’ rapidly expanding Employee Benefits Practice Group in 2019, joining Robert W. Rachal, Michael W. Taibleson and C. John Wentzell, Jr.

“Jean’s comprehensive background will significantly bolster the firm’s capabilities in California, which is a particular area of focus for us,” said Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. “Her experience assisting employers with the unique challenges in that state, ranging from advising on multiemployer plans and assisting in negotiations with the IRS and DOL in audits, investigations and on other complex compliance issues, including correction of plan qualification errors through EPCRS, will be invaluable to our California clients while also adding to the deep resources we are able to offer our national client base.”

“The rapid expansion of our Employee Benefits Practice Group is a direct result of the increasing demands from our clients and their diverse legal needs, and I expect to see more growth in the near future,” Ms. Napier-Joyce added.

Ms. Yu assists clients with issues relating to employee benefits, ERISA, multiemployer, collective bargaining, executive compensation and corporate transactions. In particular, she counsels employers on multiemployer plan and union related issues, such as benefits, partial termination and withdrawal liability. In addition, Ms. Yu has considerable experience negotiating employment agreements and equity compensation arrangements for public and private companies across different industries. 

“We are very enthusiastic about Jean’s arrival in Los Angles,” said Los Angeles Office Managing Principal Mia Farber. “She has an outstanding reputation in the Los Angles business community and her experience will be a tremendous resource for clients navigating complex benefits and ERISA matters.”

Ms. Yu earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law.

Jackson Lewis’ Los Angeles office can be reached at (213) 689-0404.

About Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. Named the "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" by the International Legal Technology Association, the firm’s commitment to client service and depth of expertise draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. 

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