The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, NAPPA, is a professional legal and educational organization. Created in 1987, its membership consists exclusively of attorneys who represent public pension funds. Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities and informational resources for its member attorneys.
NAPPA organizes and conducts two educational events a year. Specific information about upcoming NAPPA events can be found under the events Tab. If you are a public pension attorney or currently represent a public pension system as outside counsel, you should consider joining NAPPA and connecting with your peers in the pension industry. NAPPA is considered the leading educational association for attorneys in the public pension arena.
The NAPPA Board, the standing Section Steering Committees, and the Executive Director are tasked with providing an educational product that is relevant to all segments of the membership (Governmental, Non-Governmental, and Retired).
Utilizing input from the membership via an annual survey, the Executive Board selects topics in the general areas of investments, fiduciary and plan governance, benefits, tax, and ethics. Historically the sessions have included an update on current pension litigation, Federal legislative activities, and industry hot topics. The June event also offers a half-day session for attorneys new to the public pension field or members looking for a refresher course on public pension basics. An added benefit of attending the June event is the ability to earn approved continuing legal education credits.
NAPPA membership and events represent a good value for your system or firm's educational dollars. Other NAPPA membership benefits include: access to a membership e-list and forum which provides members the ability to easily connect for inquiry or networking; semi-annual newsletters with informative articles written by the NAPPA membership; and a member’s only portal which includes committee membership information and a membership directory with contact information for all NAPPA members.