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Jennifer J. Smith

Phone: 410-321-9000
Fax: 410-321-6270

Jenny Smith’s practice focuses on employee benefits law, including all aspects of ERISA. She has extensive experience with retirement plan compliance (401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, etc.) and providing legal advice to retirement plan vendors.

Jenny regularly represents plan sponsors before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in connection with voluntary correction programs and plan audits. She advises clients regarding employee benefit issues such as plan administration, fiduciary liability, controlled group/affiliated service group determinations, and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDROs”).

Jenny also focuses on plan documents and administrative procedures for cafeteria plans and welfare benefit programs. This work includes providing guidance regarding employer mandate compliance and required reporting under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition, Jenny assists with labor and employment law compliance, providing counsel relating to human resource practices.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D.)
  • The Colorado College (B.A., with distinction)


  • American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Deschutes County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Colorado
  • Oregon

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Effective Immediately, “preventive care” for HDHPs and HSAs includes expanded care for “chronic conditions” Since 2003, individuals covered solely by a high deductible… Read More

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Fiduciary Training
Date: August 27, 2019
Barry Downey will be a panelist at the Fiduciary Training session for fiduciaries of governmental employer plans (non-ERISA governed) and tax exempt e… Read More
Adam Meehan will be featured as a speaker at a Worldwide Employee Benefits Network event hosted at the Loyola Graduate Center, Timonium Campus on Sept… Read More
Adam Meehan will be featured as a speaker at the SHRM 2019 Annual Legal and Legislative Conference hosted by Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown,… Read More

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