Seyfarth Adds Employee Benefits Partner in D.C.

James Napoli has joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP as a partner in the law firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice.

Napoli has more than 20 years of experience counseling employers on various aspects of employee benefit programs, including health care reform implementation and litigation, ERISA litigation and other matters affecting tax-qualified retirement plans. Previously he was co-chair of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) practice group at Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP. Napoli is based in Washington, D.C.

His practice focuses on advising businesses on executive compensation plans and group health plan issues, as well as retirement plan design, implementation and administration. Napoli also has experience litigating matters involving claims to benefits and breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA. In addition, he negotiates investment management agreements, administrative services agreements, and several other forms of agreements that create relationships between employers, service providers, and ERISA plans.

A frequent writer and speaker on employee benefit matters, Napoli is a member of the Health and Welfare Task Force of the American Benefits Council, the Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association and the Steering Committee for the Healthcare Reform Center and Policy Institute. He received his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law and earned his B.A. at Cleveland State University.

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