Alternate Office
  • 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Washington DC 20036
  • TEL: +1 202 429 8064
  • FAX: +1 202 429 3902
Areas of Practice
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Northwestern University, B.A, 1980
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Judge J. Harvey Wilkinson, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1304
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

Joni L. Andrioff advises corporate, tax-exempt, and institutional fiduciary clients on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.  She provides advice and counsel relating to:

  • ERISA fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transactions
  • Employee benefit plan design, administration, funding, investment correction, and ongoing plan compliance issues
  • Executive compensation, including severance arrangements, employee agreements, deferred compensation, equity-based arrangements, nonqualified retirement plans, and Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERPs)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Health and welfare plans and trusts
  • Multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transactions and matters relating to company stock fund investments

Noteworthy

  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (IL), 2013-2016
  • Legal 500 US, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2015
  • "Top 50 Women," Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits, 2005, 2007-2008, 2013-2017 
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits, "Top 50 Women," 2016, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who for American Women
  • Member, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

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Professional Affiliations

  • Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association, Chair, 2011-2012; Vice Chair, 2007-2011; Subcommittee Chair, 2003-2007
  • Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, American Bar Association, Chair 2006-2007; member, 2003-2012
  • Chair, Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Business Section, American Business Association, 2004-2007
  • Chair, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Federal Taxation, Chicago Bar Association, 1998-1999
  • Chair, Executive Compensation Committee, Section of Federal Taxation, Chicago Bar Association, 1997-1998