Joelle Sharman concentrates her practice in the area of ERISA litigation, employee benefits, and employment law. She advises and defends employers, employer-sponsored plans, insurance companies, third-party administrators and plan fiduciaries against all types of claims under ERISA, including benefit and discrimination claims, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Joelle also counsels employers and management on issues pertaining to employee welfare benefit plans, and provides advice with the drafting and administration of such plans. Joelle is a frequent speaker on employee benefits, ERISA litigation and insurance-related topics.
She has spoken on ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and managed healthcare issues at numerous seminars, including those sponsored by the American Conference Institute, the New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Claims Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Southern Employee Benefits Conference and Lorman's. In addition, she has written on employment and ERISA issues in publications sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. She is on the steering committee for the Employment Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute, and was past chairperson of the Annual Program sponsored by the Life Insurance Law Committee of the ABA/TIPS.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Joelle C. Sharman