Josée Dumoulin practices exclusively in pension and benefits law since 1997. She advises employers and pension plan administrators on all legal issues in this area, including pension plan administration and governance, statutory compliance, changes to benefits, pension plan splits and mergers, contribution holidays, use of surplus assets, multi-jurisdictional pension plan issues and changes to benefit programs. She also represents clients before the courts, specialized arbitrators and the Tribunal administratif du Québec in litigation involving her area of expertise and works closely with members of the firm's Business Law Group and Insolvency and restructuring Law Group on the pension and benefits aspects involved in corporate transactions and insolvencies.
Ms. Dumoulin was called to the Québec Bar in 1992 and is a current member of the Quebec Regional Council of the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI) and a member of the Editorial Board of Pension Planning, a quarterly journal published by Federated Press. She has published many articles in her field, and is frequently sought as a speaker by various organizations such as the Canadian Institute, Federated Press and Insight Information Co. Her most recent articles and presentations have dealt with the following topics:
Amendments to Quebec Pension Legislation, Pension Planning, 2011.
Determination of Wind-up Liabilities: Impact of Deaths After Wind-up Date, Pension Planning, December 2010.
In Fact and in law - The Supreme Court of Canada issues its judgment in the Burke case, December 2010.
Autorisation d'un recours collectif contre IBM refusée (Certification of class action against IBM denied), Revue Avantages, December 2010.
In Fact and in law - The Regie and the TAQ reject adverse amendments made to a pension plan, October 2010.
In Fact and in law - Class Actions: The Court says no to retirees, October 2010.
Régimes de retraite relevant de plus d'une autorité gouvernementale (Multi-jurisdictional Pension Plans), presentation at the 2010 Canadian Bar Association and International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA) Conference, June 21, 2010.
Illustration pratique - jurisprudence (Case law review), Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute advanced training sessions, May 17, June 9 and October 20, 2010.
La réglementation des régimes de retraite (Pension plans regulatory framework), presentation at the conference entitled "Développement des compétences essentielles pour les comités de retraite", Federated Press, May 10, 2010.
Modifications aux avantages post-retraite : décisions récentes (Amendments to post-retirement benefits : recent caselaw), Revue Avantages, April 2010.
Régimes de retraite et avantages sociaux : un sujet d'actualité (Pension and Employee Benefits Plans - Recent developments), Pension Seminar, March 31, 2010.
Où tracer la ligne? (Where do we draw the line?), presentation at the 2009 Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) National Conference, September 17, 2009.
Le cadre règlementaire des régimes à prestations déterminées: où en sommes-nous? (Defined benefit pension plans regulatory framework: where are we at?), presentation at the 15th Quebec Regional Conference of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, September 16, 2009.
Revue de décisions récentes des tribunaux en matière de régimes de retraite et d'avantages sociaux (Review of recent court decisions in pension and benefits law), presentation at the conference entitled "Gestion d'un régime en temps de crise", Canadian Institute, April 22, 2009.
Régimes de retraite : survol des règles applicables en cas de cessation d'emploi (Pension plans: review of the rules on termination of employment), presentation at the conference entitled "ABC des cessations d'emploi", Quebec Bar (continuing education), November 27, 2008.
L'imputabilité des fiduciaires (The accountability of trustees), presentation at the conference entitled "Compétences essentielles pour les comités de retraite", Federated Press, September 17, 2008.
Breach of representations regarding future plan improvements, Pension Planning, November 2008.
New Quebec Legislation Overrides Courts, Pension Planning, October 2008.
Class Actions and Fund Investment Losses, Pension Planning, April 2008.