Joanna Kerpen Esq.

Winston & Strawn
Kerpen, Joanna

Joanna Kerpen is a partner at Winston & Strawn where she focuses on employee benefits tax and Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters related to 401(k), pension, health and welfare, and executive compensation plans. Her practice includes designing, amending, and administering such plans.


Ms. Kerpen has represented clients before the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service. She has assisted clients with voluntary correction filings under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System and applications for determination letters on plan termination and tax-qualification.
Ms. Kerpen received her B.S. from Boston College, her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, and her LLM from Georgetown University.


She is the author of the Benefits Practitioners' Strategy Guide report HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance for Group Health Plan Sponsors.