Javier Diaz, Esq.



Javier J. Diaz works for the U.S. Department of Labor enforcing Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by initiating, conducting, and coordinating investigations of national employee benefit plans, service providers, Investment Managers and Advisors, and trust departments. Javier works closely with the Solicitor's Office and the Department of Justice in providing litigation support and technical guidance on ERISA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Javier also serves several non-profit organizations focused on assisting Latino entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages of their business development in New Jersey.

Javier is a first-generation Cuban-American. He received his B.S. from the University of Memphis - Lambuth Campus and his M.S. from Marywood University. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where as a member of the Circuit Review Law Journal he published a scholarly article advocating for a uniform standard of review in ERISA benefits determinations.

While attending Seton Hall Law, Javier served as a law student liaison for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey for the 2013-2014 term. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Day Pitney Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey Scholarship and was recognized by his peers through the Hazard Zet Forward Award for most embodying the spirit of Seton Hall Law through extracurricular activities such as community service, community outreach, and social endeavors, including his pro bono work with the Southern District of New York Office of Pro Se Litigants. He was also a board member of MetroLALSA, which was awarded the 2014 Hispanic National Bar Association Student Organization of the Year award.

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