Joshua Shapiro’s practice focuses on the design, funding, and administration of multiemployer, single-employer, and governmental retirement plans.
Josh’s experience includes working with a wide range of organizations to ensure that their retirement programs meet their financial and human resources objectives while complying with the applicable laws and IRS, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and Department of Labor regulations. He has frequently assisted companies in balancing the need to provide secure retirement benefits to their employees against the financial risks that retirement plans can create for the sponsor.
Prior to joining Groom, Josh was the Deputy Director for Research and Education at the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans. In this role, he was a principal member on the team that spearheaded the legislative effort that resulted in the passage of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. Since joining Groom, Josh has continued to work closely with legislators and their staffs regarding the need for additional multiemployer pension reform.
Josh is a frequent speaker and author on multiemployer plan topics, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the need for comprehensive pension reform. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Actuaries and chairs its Pension Practice Council.