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Monique Warren

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-8060
F 914-946-1216


Monique Warren is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She counsels employers on employee benefits compliance and administrative matters, drafts plan documents and employee communication materials, and represents employers to government agencies.

Ms. Warren's expertise includes health and welfare plans as well as retirement plans. She has extensive experience helping group health plan sponsors navigate COBRA, HIPAA, and other ERISA and Internal Revenue Code provisions. A significant part of her practice currently focuses on employer issues related to the 2010 health care reform law. She also has extensive experience helping retirement plan sponsors comply with ERISA fiduciary requirements and the Code’s qualification requirements and correcting plan errors under the Department of Labor’s and Internal Revenue Service’s voluntary correction programs.

Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Warren was a member of the employee benefits group of a large Chicago law firm and later maintained her own practice in Illinois, representing employers in employee benefits, employment and employment-related immigration matters.

While attending law school, she was an intern in the tax clinic at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Blanche Manning, Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Warren was also on the Dean's List and a member of the Moot Court team.

Ms. Warren gained significant practical experience in business prior to becoming an attorney. During the 10 years prior to attending law school, she directed human resource functions in large manufacturing and research enterprises. She was certified as a Senior Human Resource Professional by SHRM in 1996.

Ms. Warren has provided numerous employee benefit seminars to clients as well as industry and professional associations. Employers frequently applaud her ability to explain complex “legalese” in a way that is of practical use to them.

In addition to authoring many articles, Ms. Warren has been interviewed by and quoted in newspapers and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and edits the firm’s Benefits Law Advisor Blog.

Published Works

  • “Health Care Reform Update: IRS Proposes Regulations on Employer Penalty,” Jackson Lewis Legal Update (January 2013)
  • “US Employers Must Prepare for Compliance Under National Health Care Reform Law,” L&E Global Newsletter (December 2012)
  • “Employer Focus in Wake of Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform,” Benders Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2012)
  • "Nonqualified Deferred Compensation – Selected Compliance Requirements of Code § 409A," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (August 2007)
  • "Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Coverage and Carve-outs," Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (July 2007)
  • "Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Under Code § 409A and the Final Regulations," Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (June 2007)
  • "Code § 409A – Impact on Employers," Hudson Valley Business Journal (2007)
  • "HIPAA Privacy Issues in Family Law," DuPage Country Bar Association Brief (November 2004)
  • "HIPAA - Here We Go Again," DCBA Brief, Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association (November 2004)

See AllMonique Warren in the News

April 2, 2018

Monique Warren Authors "Was Your Employee Benefit Plan Selected for an Audit? Don’t Panic!"

April 2, 2018

Monique Warren authors "Was Your Employee Benefit Plan Selected for an Audit? Don’t Panic!" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 11, 2018

Monique Warren Comments on the New Paid-Leave Tax Credit

January 11, 2018

Monique Warren comments on details of Section 13403 of the Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave Act offering a federal tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave to their employees in "Taking Advantage of the New Paid-Leave Tax Credit," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to... Read More

September 22, 2017

Monique Warren Authors "Crossing the Threshold—Small Business to ACA-Bound 'Applicable Large Employer'"

September 22, 2017

Monique Warren authors "Crossing the Threshold—Small Business to ACA-Bound 'Applicable Large Employer,'" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More


See AllBlog Posts by Monique Warren

Stimulating Consumerism in Health Care By Revealing Costs
November 25, 2019

When is the last time one of your employees asked how much an in-network physician’s visit would cost?  How much does a blood test cost at the hospital to which your doctor referred you, compared to the same blood test at another facility you could use?  Why haven’t consumers who spend hours shopping for the...… Read More

Ho! Ho! Ho! Where Did It Go?
December 16, 2018

On December 14, 2018, a federal district judge sitting in Texas ruled that, without the so-called “individual mandate” which requires individual taxpayers to maintain minimum essential coverage, the rest of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended (widely known as the “ACA”) is “INVALID”. What was the case about? Read More

Was Your Employee Benefit Plan Selected For Examination? Don’t Panic!
March 27, 2018

Each year, hundreds of retirement plans are examined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL).  The agencies also examine other kinds of employee benefit plans for compliance with statutes and regulations with respect to which they have enforcement authority.  In particular, the DOL has increased its examination Read More