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Jane E. Armstrong

Employee benefits Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 42 years
    New York - NY 44 years
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1982
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1980
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Jane Armstrong practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation, with over 30 years of experience in the area. Her practice includes representation of private and public employers in the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans and ESOPs, and representation of plan fiduciaries. She represents boards and compensation committees of public companies and not-for-profit entities in executive compensation matters. She also structures non-qualified deferred compensation and equity incentive arrangements for both private and public companies, and represents employers and executives in employment agreements, severance and golden parachute agreements and arrangements. Ms. Armstrong is recognized as a national speaker in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation and was also the first woman to participate in firm-wide management, serving on the firm’s operation committee. 

Before joining the firm, Ms. Armstrong was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, in New York, New York, and a partner at Jones, Walker, New Orleans, Louisiana.


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Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


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  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1979
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
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  • American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee
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  • American Bar Association, Executive Compensation Subcommittee
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  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Taxation Section
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  • Southwest Benefits Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • Best Lawyers in America
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  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
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  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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  • New Orleans Top Lawyers
  • New Orleans Magazine
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Speaking Engagements

  • 43rd Annual Estate Planning Seminar
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • 2013
  • Louisiana State Conference on Human Resouces
  • ERISA Fiduciaries: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know
  • 2012
  • Department of Labor, National Conference
  • DOL Enforcement Initiatives
  • 2008
  • Fall Technical Conference
  • Employment and Severance Agreements Under Code Section 409A
  • 2007
  • Annual Technical Conference
  • Cash Balance Plans Under the Pension Protection Act
  • 2006
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Jane E. Armstrong
Employee benefits Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 44 years