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Haynes and Boone Advises Super D in Acquisition of Alliance Entertainment

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised Super D, a global music wholesaler, in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor, from Platinum Equity and the Gores Group. >>



Recent Publications

The Demise of DOMA’s Core: Employer Response Avenues in the Wake of Windsor

On June 26, 2013, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling in United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional on federalism and equal protection grounds. >>

Bloomberg Law Guest Article: Everyday Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Ethics for Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Attorneys

This article reviews recent developments that attorneys practicing in the labor, employment, and employee benefits areas must address to effectively advise and represent their clients and to facilitate their clients’ ability to claim that certain attorney-client communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine. >>



Scott Thompson

Associate

Dallas


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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude; Order of the Barristers; Order of Scribes; Managing Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012

Judicial Clerkships

Intern to the Honorable Ken Tapscott, Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 4, Summer 2010
Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson is an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

His practice focuses on health and welfare plans, retirement plans, and executive compensation programs.

Scott is a contributor to Haynes and Boone’s Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.

Selected Client Representations

  • Assisting clients with operational and documentary compliance with federal and state laws governing employee benefit plans.  Such federal laws include the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Assisting clients in identifying and correcting ERISA and employee benefit plan issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, acting as counsel to both buyers and sellers. 
  • Drafting and amending plan documents and award agreements for clients’ executive compensation programs, including incentive plans, bonus plans, and severance plans.
  • Reviewing and amending nonqualified deferred compensation plans and other compensation arrangements to comply with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.
  • Analyzing employment agreements and severance agreements of executives, officers, and other key employees regarding issues under Internal Revenue Code Sections 280G and 409A, acting as counsel to both employers and employees.
  • Assisting clients with correction of plan qualification failures through the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Assisting clients in the application of the HIPAA privacy and security rules to their benefit plans; drafting related forms, policies, and procedures; and preparing required training for clients’ staff.
  • Analyzing questions relating to multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs). 

Recent Publications

  • Co-author: "Everyday Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Ethics for Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Attorneys," Bloomberg Law, July 22, 2013.
  • Author: "Open for Business: The ADA Beyond an Employer’s Front Door," 18 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 383, Winter 2011.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Selected Representative Experience


Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC Acquisition
Represented Flowserve US Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC d/b/a Innomag, a manufacturer of advanced sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps.

Equity Rollover Transaction
Represent U.S. sellers in an equity rollover transaction in which a U.S. private equity firm acquired a controlling interest in the target U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Alliance Acquisition
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc. d/b/a Super D in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor.

Acquisition of Marketing Werks, Inc.
Represented CROSSMARK, Inc., a leading consumer goods sales and marketing services company, in its acquisition of Marketing Werks Inc., the largest independent consumer-engagement company in the country.

Sale of Interests Held by Rise Energy Partners, LP
Advised Rise Energy Partners, LP in connection with its sale of interests in various oil and gas producing properties offshore southern California to Memorial Production Partners LP for a purchase price of approximately $271 million.

Online Publications

09/03/2013 - The Demise of DOMA’s Core: Employer Response Avenues in the Wake of Windsor
On June 26, 2013, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling in United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional on federalism and equal protection grounds.

07/22/2013 - Bloomberg Law Guest Article: Everyday Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Ethics for Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Attorneys
This article reviews recent developments that attorneys practicing in the labor, employment, and employee benefits areas must address to effectively advise and represent their clients and to facilitate their clients’ ability to claim that certain attorney-client communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine.