Joel D. Wood Esq.


Joel D. Wood is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's ERISA & Employee Benefits practice. He is also a member of the firm's Labor & Employment, Corporate, Health Care and Tax groups, and assists the firm's Government Contracts and Securities practices in matters relating to employee benefits.
     Joel has extensive experience with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He has represented a variety of clients, including both businesses and employee benefit plans, in all areas covered by Titles I and IV of ERISA. He provides counseling and representation on a full range of ERISA issues, including plan administration and fiduciary duties, plan investments and investment management, plan design for qualified plans, welfare plans and non-qualified executive deferred compensation plans, health care reporting and coverage issues (including COBRA and HIPAA), withdrawal liability and other Title IV issues and ERISA compliance analyses and reviews.
     Joel was also a law clerk for Judges Jonathan R. Steinberg, William P. Greene, Jr., and Bruce E. Kasold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars.
LL.M., Taxation, Certificate in Employee Benefits Law, Georgetown University Law Center (2006), with distinction
J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (1999) summa cum laude
B.A., Michigan State University (1996)
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios: 
(Commissioned) 363 T.M., Age, Sex and Disability Discrimination in Employee Benefit Plans (co-author)