Noelle Whitmire counsels employers on complex qualified retirement plan and welfare plan design, implementation, and administration matters. Noelle assists clients with a broad range of compliance issues for their defined benefit plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, ESOPs, cafeteria plans, fringe benefit plans, and health plans (including VEBAs, high-deductible health plans, health savings accounts, and retiree health plans). She has broad knowledge of the applicable laws, such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA's Privacy requirements, and the Affordable Care Act. She provides employee benefits guidance in the context of mergers and acquisitions and assists clients with subsequent benefit integration issues. Noelle has significant experience dealing with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of her clients.
Noelle is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Federal Bar Association. In the community, she is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, the Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta, the Attorney Wellness Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, the Law Alumni Council of Georgia State University College of Law, and the National Women in Pensions, Inc.
- September 15, 2017
The Affordable Care Act: How Health Coverage is Changing Under the Trump Administration; Federal Bar Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention
- August 10, 2016
Compliance Update for Health and Welfare Plans, Ohio Health Action Council
- February 22, 2016
Legal Issues for Employers under the Affordable Care Act in 2016
- July 17, 2014
To Pay or Play Under the Affordable Care Act: Update on the Employer Mandate and Tax Implications
- Georgia State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2009; Law Review; American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the Eleventh Circuit; American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence); Clemson University (B.A. in French and International Trade cum laude 1996)