Jo Ann Butler, JD, LLM Taxation, CEBS, joined Cheiron in May 2015. She has over 20 years of employee benefit law experience working with qualified and tax exempt retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, executive compensation, plan investment and fiduciary matters, and ERISA litigation management.
Prior to her employment at Cheiron, Jo Ann worked as counsel at several law firms, including Phelps Dunbar LLP in New Orleans, LA and Nixon Peabody, LLP in Rochester, NY. She also worked at Towers Watson in Philadelphia as a governance and compliance consultant. In addition, Jo Ann has been a contributing author for Lexis Practice Advisor, focusing on the Affordable Care Act.
Throughout her career, Jo Ann has advised clients, boards and plan committees on the strategic direction of their benefit programs while taking into consideration legal compliance and financial impact. Jo Ann's advisory function often touched upon the practicalities of the delivery and administration of health care benefits.
Jo Ann received her juris doctorate and masters of taxation degrees from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and holds a Global Benefits Management Certificate from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.