Joe Conley

807 Brazos Street Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701, United States

  • 512-333-1330

Practice/Organization Description

I am a Texas-licensed attorney based in Austin, Texas. My practice focuses on advising clients on complex federal statutes and regulations, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). I also provide legal research and writing services and am available for litigation projects such as brief writing and complex document review.

Prior to starting my own practice, I was a lawyer at Susman Godfrey L.L.P., one of the nation's leading litigation boutique law firms. There, I represented both plaintiffs and defendants -- ranging from smaller businesses to Fortune 500 companies -- in high-stakes commercial litigation in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions. Before entering private law practice, I was a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")

I advise employers on the new requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). I can help your business understand and plan for the new "pay-or-play" employer mandates set to take effect in 2014. Federal regulations and guidance are continually being issued that will affect nearly every employer. I am monitoring these developments and am ready to advise your business on the regulatory requirements and what options are available to you. I can advise your business on questions such as whether your business will be considered a "small" or "large" business under Obamacare; whether your multiple businesses will be treated as a single employer under Obamacare regulations; how full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees will be counted; what penalty your business may be subject to if it does not offer minimal, affordable care under the employer mandate; and various other requirements.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

Univ. of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008

Princeton University, Ph.D. 2006

Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1998

Honors and Awards

University of Texas School of Law -- Highest Honors, Chancellors (Keeper of the Peregrinus - 4th in Class), Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review Articles Editor.

Areas of Practice
  • Health
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
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