James R. Napoli

Senior Counsel
Proskauer
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Napoli is a Senior Counsel in Proskauer’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Center and a member of its Health Care Reform Task Force. He counsels employers on all aspects of their employee benefit programs, including matters affecting tax-qualified retirement plans as well as the design, implementation and maintenance of employee benefit programs. He is experienced in representing clients before the IRS, the Department of Labor and the PBGC. In addition, he has experience litigating matters involving claims to benefits under pension plans, long-term disability plans, employer sponsored medical plans, and general insurance contracts. He has litigated matters involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and fiduciary misrepresentation under pension plans, long-term disability plans,and employer sponsored medical plans. Mr. Napoli has lectured frequently to local and regional bar associations and other professional groups regarding various employee benefit matters. He has also co-authored The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know - A Q&Z Guide. He holds a JD degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

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