Main Practice Contacts

John M. Collins
+1 214.651.5564


Jesse J. Gelsomini
+1 713.547.2233


Charles F. Plenge
+1 214.651.5573


Susan A. Wetzel
+1 214.651.5389

Publications


07/08/2014 Fort Worth Business Press Guest Article: The Hobby Lobby Decision: Supreme Court Decision Will Have an Impact, But What Will It Be?
01/10/2014 HR Magazine Guest Article: Protect Against Derivative ERISA Claims
10/01/2013 SEC Issues Proposed Rule for CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
06/25/2013 New Texas Law Limits Liability for Employers Hiring Applicants with Criminal Backgrounds
02/22/2013 Dallas Business Journal Guest Article: Health Care Reform: The 12 Step Guide
11/07/2012 Investment Funds Not Liable for Portfolio Company’s Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability
12/01/2011 Tax Benefits and Allocation Issues in Rollovers to Roth IRAs
11/15/2011 Law360 Guest Article: Executory Contracts With Multiple Personalities
11/03/2011 Weathering the Storm: Can Executory Contracts Have Multiple Personalities? The Fifth Circuit Finds an Asset Purchase Agreement Amended an ERISA Plan
10/04/2011 Proposed Legislation Alters Amount of Federal Contractor Pay Reimbursed by Government
07/11/2011 Agencies Release Interim Final Regulations and Additional Guidance on Health Plan Claims and Appeals Requirements under Health Reform
07/06/2011 The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Application of the Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Trust Context
06/23/2011 Beware of the Claw: Implementing Mandatory Clawback Provisions in Executive Employment Agreements Under the Dodd-Frank Act
05/24/2011 Supreme Court Says SPD Terms Not Enforceable as Plan Terms – But Leaves Door Open for Other Remedies
04/19/2011 Seventh Circuit Provides Defined Contribution Plan Fiduciaries with Guidance on Prudence and a Reason to Pause
02/08/2011 Final Participant Fee Disclosure Regulations
09/28/2010 Weathering the Storm: Third Circuit Rules Regardless of Plan Reservation of Rights Language, Bankruptcy Debtor Must Comply with the Bankruptcy Code to Amend, Modify or Eliminate Retiree Benefits
08/01/2010 Healthcare Reform: Mistakes To Avoid And Action Items For Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans
05/24/2010 Health Reform: 2011 Design Considerations
05/06/2010 Employers May Offer Coverage of Children up to Age 26 Now
04/08/2010 Healthcare Reform: What You Need to Do Now and in the Future
03/19/2010 New Model Notices Reflect Latest Extension of COBRA Subsidy
03/12/2010 COBRA Subsidy Extension - Déjà vu, but much more…
02/04/2010 Deadline for Compliance with the HITECH Act Approaching
01/29/2010 DOL Issues Final Safe Harbor Rules for Timely Deposits of Participant Contributions and Loan Repayments
01/28/2010 IRS Issues 409A Document Correction Program: The Six Month Payment Delay for Key Employees (second in a series)
01/19/2010 Model Notices and Additional Guidance Issued on COBRA Subsidy Extension
01/13/2010 IRS Issues 409A Document Correction Program: Immediate Action May Be Needed
12/29/2009 COBRA Subsidy Extended - Prompt Action Required (Updated)
12/08/2009 Year-End Changes Needed for Some 162(m) Performance-Based Compensation Plans
12/07/2009 There's Still Time! Correct Code Section 409A Violations By December 31, 2009
11/09/2009 Can We Have That in Writing? Clear Reservation-of-Rights Saves Company from ERISA Class Action Over Change in Retiree Benefits
11/06/2009 Practical Considerations for Making Global Equity Grants
10/28/2009 IRS Provides Guidance on Waiving 2009 Required Minimum Distributions
10/13/2009 IRS Issues Final Regulations on Defined Benefit Plan Funding Requirements and Benefit Restrictions
09/29/2009 Global Issues Receiving Increasing Attention By IRS, Benefit Practitioners, Speakers Say
09/18/2009 New Health Plan Privacy Notice Requirements Under HITECH Act
08/14/2009 Employers Should Be on the Lookout for Common Retirement Plan Errors
08/13/2009 New US Tax Laws May Impact Deferred Compensation Arrangements
06/19/2009 Weathering the Storm: Options to Remove Liabilities for High Retiree Medical Costs from a Company’s Balance Sheet: VEBAs
05/27/2009 Weathering the Storm: Retiree Benefits and Section 1114
05/20/2009 Deadline for Complying with Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Rules Approaching
05/06/2009 Restructuring Compensation During Economic Challenges
04/30/2009 Weathering the Storm: Recent Decision Creates Additional Cash Requirements to Reorganize
04/16/2009 Proceed with Caution - New COBRA Subsidy Notices Pose Risks to Employers
03/27/2009 Significant Changes in the Health Data Privacy for Group Health Plans and their Business Associates
02/27/2009 Guidance and Relief for Deferred Compensation Arrangements of Certain Foreign Corporations and Partnerships
02/19/2009 Stimulus Bill Expands COBRA Benefits
10/22/2008 Economic Bailout Bill Expands Mental Health Parity Laws
10/21/2008 2008 Legislation Triggers Health Plan Changes
10/20/2008 Paying for the Bailout by Currently Taxing Offshore Deferrals
10/13/2008 “Bailout Bill” Places Strict Limits on Executive Pay of Participating Financial Institutions
10/9/2008 Massachusetts Revises Employer Fair Share Contribution Requirement
09/16/2008 Significant Changes Imposed In Pension Plan Valuation of Alternative Investments
08/06/2008 Medicare Reform Law May Impact Retiree Medical Plans
08/05/2008 Department of Labor Proposes New Disclosure Requirements For Participant–Directed Individual Account Plans
8/5/2008 New Disclosure Requirements for Participant-Directed Individual Account Plans
7/11/2008 Updated Medicare Part D Notices 2008
6/24/2008 Deadline for Compliance with 409A
03/10/2008 ERISA § 404(C) ISSUES RAISED UNDER SEC’S “NOTICE AND ACCESS” PROXY STATEMENT RULES
03/10/2008 SEC's Notice and Access and ERISA 404(c)
02/29/2008 IRS Delays Application of its Holding under Recent Section 162(M) Executive Performace Pay Ruling
02/25/2008 LaRue Decision