Julia A. DeWitt began practicing law in 1994 at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro LLP in San Francisco. She joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1996. Julia focuses her practice on employee benefits law, specializing in qualified plans and health and welfare plans.
Julia drafts individually designed plan documents, SPDs, and participant notices for all types of deferred compensation and health and welfare plans. She advises plan sponsors with respect to qualification requirements under Code Sections 401(a), 403(b), and 457(b), ERISA compliance, plan design issues, plan administration, nondiscrimination testing, and fiduciary duties. She assists plan sponsors in connection with IRS and DOL audits of their plans. She also helps plan sponsors with the correction of qualification failures in their qualified plans under EPCRS (through either self-correction or VCP filings) and with the correction of fiduciary breaches. Julia assists plan sponsors with the federal laws that apply to their cafeteria and group health plans, including health care reform, COBRA, HIPAA, USERRA, and nondiscrimination rules.