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Contact Information

jessica.faith@FaegreBD.com2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3901
T: +1 612 766 8882
F: +1 612 766 1600

Education

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction Iowa Law Review (managing editor) (2009)
University of Iowa
B.B.A. with highest distinction (2006), B.A. with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa (2006)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Jessica R.R. Faith

Associate

Jessica Faith is an associate in the ERISA, benefits and executive compensation practice at Faegre Baker Daniels. Jessica counsels employers on the design and administration of 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, defined benefit plans, ESOPs, and health and welfare plans. She is a frequent contributor to the Beyond Health Care Reform Blog, where she writes about the latest health care reform issues affecting employers.

Jessica's representative experience includes:

  • Drafting and amending plan and trust documents.
  • Writing summary plan descriptions, summaries of material modification, ERISA 204(h) notices, and other employee communications.
  • Analyzing benefit claims and qualified domestic relations orders.
  • Preparing submissions with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor, including determination letter applications.
  • Correcting plan errors through the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.
  • Advising employers on maintaining compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and related laws.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica was a law clerk in the Licensing and Administrative Law Division of the Iowa Attorney General's Office. Jessica was a summer associate at the firm in 2008. 

Pro Bono

  • Project Homeless Connect

Professional Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Employee Benefits Section
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers — Student-to-Attorney Mentoring Program
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law — Mentoring Program
  • Twin Cities RISE! — Mock Interview Project

Presentations

  • Of ERISA Fees and Fiduciaries: A Tale of Who Paid It and How Much 
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2010

Published Articles

  • A Post-Granholm Analysis of Iowa's Regulatory Framework for Wine Distribution
    94 Iowa L. Rev. 665, 2009