Robin Schachter

Robin Schachter

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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IRS publishes new proposed regulations on Section 409A

On June 21, 2016, the Department of the Treasury published proposed regulations on the application of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) to nonqualified deferred compensation (“NQDC”)...more

7/6/2016 - Deferred Compensation Final Rules Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 409A U.S. Treasury

Federal Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for Portfolio Company’s Withdrawal Liability on “Partnership-in-Fact” Theory

On March 28, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Sun Capital Partners III LP v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund, No. 10-10921 (D. Mass. 2016) delivered a surprising...more

4/6/2016 - ERISA Multiemployer Plan PBGC Pensions Private Equity Funds Sun Capital Partners Withdrawal Liability

IRS Provides New Guidance on Midyear Changes to Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

If you read one thing... - The IRS has issued new guidance on midyear changes to a safe harbor plan under Code Sections 401(k) and 401(m) that addresses the requirement that plan provisions generally must remain in...more

2/2/2016 - 401k Benefit Plan Sponsors IRS Notice Requirements Safe Harbors

SEC Proposes CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On September 18, 2013, the SEC commissioners voted 3-2 to propose a new rule that would amend existing executive compensation disclosure rules by requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of a CEO’s annual total...more

9/20/2013 - CEOs Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Pay Ratio Transparency

Appeals Court Reverses ERISA “Trade or Business” Ruling Favoring Private Equity Funds; Creates Uncertainty on Controlled Group...

In our November 9, 2012, client alert, we examined an apparent victory for private equity firms resulting from the District Court of Massachusetts decision that held that two related private equity funds were not liable on a...more

7/30/2013 - Controlled Groups ERISA Federal Taxes Investment Portfolios PBGC Pensions Private Equity Private Funds Sun Capital Partners

Employee Benefits Challenges After the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

The ruling on Wednesday by the Supreme Court of the United States, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, will immediately extend to legally married same-sex couples a host of federal...more

7/1/2013 - COBRA Discrimination DOMA Due Process Employee Benefits Equal Protection Health Insurance Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Survivorship US v Windsor

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