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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 USA 2019 - Joy M. Napier-Joyce
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Joy M. Napier-Joyce
Rated by Super Lawyers


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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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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 1, 2019
Pensions & Investments

Joy M. Napier-Joyce Comments on Implications of the Retirement Security Preservation Act of 2019

August 1, 2019

Joy M. Napier-Joyce comments on the implications of the Retirement Security Preservation Act of 2019, legislation to protect the retirement security of American workers in closed defined benefit plans in "Senate bill looks to modernize frozen DB non-discrimination rules," published by Pensions & Investments. Subscription may... Read More

July 22, 2019
Pensions & Investments

Joy Napier-Joyce Discusses Implications of Panel Recommendations for Benefit Plan Audits

July 22, 2019

Joy Napier-Joyce discusses the implications of the ERISA Advisory Council examining the retirement plan audit process in "Audit changes spark concerns of new burdens," published by Pensions & Investments.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 17, 2018

Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program No Longer Mandatory?

August 17, 2018

The future of the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) is uncertain following Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto that could make employer participation in the Secure Choice program optional. The legislation, as enacted, makes participation in the Secure Choice program mandatory for covered employers that do... Read More

August 13, 2018

What Employers Need to Know About the Illinois Secure Choice Mandatory Retirement Savings Program

August 13, 2018

Employers in Illinois with at least 25 employees must comply with the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) or offer employees an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Secure Choice is set to roll out in November 2018. Secure Choice applies to Illinois employers that do not sponsor a qualified retirement plan. The... Read More

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

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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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The President Urges Regulatory Action to Expand Access to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
September 4, 2018

On August 31, 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) calling on the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to consider issuing regulations and guidance directed at expanding the availability of employer-sponsored retirement plans.  The Order mainly takes aim at the availability of retir Read More

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