Joyce A. Mader

O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, LLP
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Mader is a partner of the law firm of O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, LLP in Washington, D.C. Since 1976 she has been primarily engaged in the representation of collectively bargained and union-sponsored employee benefit plans.Ms. Mader is currently a member of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association and liaison to the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Joint Committee on Employee Benefits.She served as union co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor Section, American Bar Association, 2005-2008 and as union co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee on Qualified Pension Plans from 1990 through 2005. She has served on the Employee Benefits Committee’s Task Forces on Health Care Reform and on Coverage and Non-Discrimination Testing for Multiemployer Pension Plans as well as on the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Task Force on Code Section 419. Ms. Mader was a member of the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council from 1994 to 1997. She chaired the 1996 Advisory Council’s Working Group on Service Providers and was appointed chair of the 1997 Advisory Council. Ms. Mader has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Labor Law Division and the Attorneys and Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She was inductedas a charter member of the American College of Employee Benefits Council. Ms. Mader was a lecturer at the Catholic University Law School, teaching a course entitled “ERISA: The Labor Management Perspective.” She has testified before the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council and as an expert in federal court litigation on employee benefits-related issues. Ms. Mader received her bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1973 and her juris doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. in 1976.

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