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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
USA Chambers 2018 - Joy M. Napier-Joyce
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Benefits Council, Board Advisory Council Member
  • 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 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) 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 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

May 10, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Strengthens Employee Benefits Practice with Addition of David M. Sawyer

May 10, 2018

MIAMI, FL (May 10, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce David M. Sawyer has joined the firm’s Miami office as a Principal. Mr. Sawyer, who has almost 20 years of experience advising clients on all facets of employee benefits tax matters, joins Jackson Lewis from Ogletree... Read More

May 7, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Continues to Expand San Francisco Roster with Shannon Bettis Nakabayashi and Yana S. Johnson

May 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 7, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principals Shannon Bettis Nakabayashi and Yana S. Johnson have joined the firm’s San Francisco office. "Shannon and Yana are exceptional attorneys who are well-known in the Bay Area for their extensive... Read More

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July 18, 2018

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Summer 2018

July 18, 2018

In this issue: New Agency Guidance Makes Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Enforcement a Priority. A review of the parity compliance issues for plans and insurers providing mental health and substance use disorder benefits. Finding Missing Participants in a Regulatory Fog. A discussion of the efforts of the Department... Read More

April 2, 2018

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

In this issue: View from Jackson Lewis: The Curious Odyssey of the Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Fund. A review of the state of multiemployer funds. 2018 Tax Reform. A summary of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including practical advice for employers. Recent Developments. Recent developments in... Read More

January 19, 2018

Implications of a Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

January 19, 2018

A government shutdown looms on January 20, when the current government funding expires at midnight on January 19. The fact that one political party has control of both the White House and Congress makes this instance historically unique. The 2013 government shutdown lasted two weeks and caused havoc for many government... Read More

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Discretion Under Fire: ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Face New Challenges to Their Decision-making

September 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

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January 20th and Beyond: Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump

January 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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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