Seminar October 21-23, 2015

IBCN Fourth National Conference

Event Detail
Michael L. Stevens, Thomas G. Schendt
October 21-23, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Mike Stevens and Tom Schendt were featured speakers at this conference hosted by the In-House Benefits Counsel Network (IBCN).

Mike spoke during the session "Executive Comp Update on Dodd-Frank Clawback, Pay Ratio and Pay-For-Performance Rules: What In-House Benefits and Compensation Attorneys Need to Know."

The SEC has recently proposed or finalized some long-awaited rules required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The panelists first considered the proposed rule forcing public companies to claw back some of their top officials’ incentive pay if the company has to restate financial results. Both in-house securities lawyers and benefits attorneys need to consider the impact of this proposal – for example, they considered how a corporate bonus might be clawed back if it was included as compensation under a pension or SERP, or as a deferral under a profit-sharing plan or non-qualified deferred compensation plan. Next, they considered the rules requiring companies to disclose the pay ratio between chief executives and their employees. They wrapped up with a synopsis of the proposed “pay for performance” rules that are intended to tell investors how the pay of top management tracked the corporation’s financial results.

Tom spoke during the session "Managing Benefit Risks: Focused, Efficient, and Tactical."

In-House Counsel Management of Risk: A strategic presentation of current enforcement tactics and a detailed focus on “Process/Venue” and “Targeted Topics” by Agencies include:

  • De-Risking Efforts
  • Plan Fees (Revenue Sharing; etc.)
  • Title 1 Fund Reviews
  • Expansion of DOL Enforcement Process
  • Out-Sourcing of Investment Functions (3(38))
  • Plan Expenses
  • Voluntary Plan Restatements Evolving into CAP Situations
  • Form 5500 Targeted Areas
  • IRS Operational Issues
  • IRS’ Focus On Employer Internal Controls
  • Third Party Administrator Focus
  • IRS Plan Restatement Process Revised

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October 21-23, 2015
Pepco Holdings Headquarters / Washington, DC

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