John A. Reade, Jr.: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

John A. Reade, Jr.

Partner
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1855

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits
  • Corporate Law
  • Executive Compensation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Finance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1855
Fax: 215 689 3833
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/johnareade.html
 
Law SchoolSyracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
 
Admitted1995, New Jersey; 1995, New York; 2004, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
 
Memberships American Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association.

 
BornNew York, N.Y., 1970
 
Biography

John A. Reade, Jr. is a partner in the Duane Morris Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group and the Duane Morris Corporate Practice Group.

His employee benefits practice encompasses the entire area of employee benefits, including executive compensation and severance agreements, qualified and nonqualified plans, health and welfare plans, ERISA litigation, employee benefits issues in corporate transactions, fiduciary related issues involving prohibited transactions and qualified plan advice and representation of clients before the DOL, IRS and PBGC.

His corporate practice encompasses general corporate law with an emphasis on commercial finance.

Mr. Reade is a 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member of the Syracuse University Law Review, and a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University.

Areas of Practice

· Executive Compensation

· Health and Welfare Plans

· ERISA/Fiduciary Counseling

· ERISA Litigation

· Corporate

· Commercial Finance

Representative Matters

· Counsel to the largest telecommunications provider (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to ERISA and employee benefits-related litigation in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions across the United States.

· Provide ongoing counsel to the largest telecommunications provider (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to defined-benefit pension plan and 401(k) plan administration (single-employer plans and multi-employer plans), including participant communications related to employee benefit plans, and an entire redraft of all participant communications under the defined-benefit pension plans.

· Counsel to the largest telecommunications provider (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to impact of mergers, divestitures and acquisitions on provision of employee benefits.

· Provide ongoing counsel to the largest software-solutions company (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with regard to all aspects of executive compensation agreements, including Internal Revenue Code Section 409A compliance. Assisted in the redesign, amendment and restatement of all executive compensation programs and plans.

· Provide support with respect to all areas and issues arising out of hiring and termination of executives, including, but not limited to, the interaction with the individual executive incentive plans.

· Provide ongoing counsel to the largest software-solutions company (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to outbound equalization projects. Provide support and counsel regarding individual issues that arise when executives leave the company but remain within the controlled group of companies. Provide assistance with respect to the interaction between the goals of the business transaction while keeping the U.S.-based executive compensation plans in compliance with their terms and applicable law.

· Provide ongoing counsel to the largest software-solutions company (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to day-to-day 401(k)-plan, cash-balance-plan and health-and-welfare-plan compliance.

· Provide ongoing counsel to the largest software solutions company (NYSE-traded) in the U.S. with respect to all aspects of employee benefits related to mergers and acquisitions, including but not limited to the integration of these business entities into the appropriate plans, both qualified and non-qualified.

· Represent one of the largest U.S. investment banking firms (NYSE-traded) with respect to the bank's provision of trust, custodial and fiduciary services to employee benefit plans and employee benefits-related insurance products.

· Represent one of the largest U.S. investment banking firms (NYSE-traded) with respect to its worldwide securities services group and its provision of transition-management services.

· Represent an ESOP-owned information-technology and consulting solutions and services company with respect to day-to-day ESOP-plan, 401(k)-plan and health-and-welfare-plan compliance.

· Counsel to a large manufacturing company (NYSE-traded) with respect to all aspects of employee benefits, including multiple defined-benefit pension plans, 401(k) plan, employer stock issues related to 401(k) plan, self-funded health and welfare plans, assisted on the redesign of pension plans including multiple plan freezes and plan mergers, recently amended and restated plans for design changes and IRS submission.

· Counsel to a large medical device company (NASDAQ-traded) with respect to all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits, including multiple pension plans, 401(k) plan, employer stock issues related to 401(k) plan, self-funded health and welfare plans, restructuring of executive deferral and supplemental retirement programs and related "rabbi trusts" for compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, management of QDRO outsourcing, executive employment and severance agreements, stock-option-plan compliance, recently amended and restated plans for design changes and IRS submission.

· Counsel to a major pension fund investment manager on fiduciary issues pertaining to the plan asset regulations. Consultation has involved co-investor and fund of fund issues arising in connection with private equity funds and the creation of VCOC, REOC and QPAM structures.

Experience

· Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2005-present
- Special Counsel, 2003-2004

· Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York, New York
- Associate, 1994-2003

Professional Activities

· American Bar Association

· Philadelphia Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

· Co-author, "Stimulus Bill Includes Significant COBRA Changes," Duane Morris Alert, February 20, 2009

· Co-author, "Bailout Legislation Contains Key Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act," Duane Morris Alert, October 9, 2008

· Co-author, "Section 409A Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching," Duane Morris Alert, September 29, 2008

Selected Speaking Engagements

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, January 8, 2014

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, September 19, 2013

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Diego, May 15, 2013

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Francisco, May 14, 2013

· Speaker, "Healthcare Reform Update," Duane Morris Seminar, San Francisco, March 14, 2013

· Speaker, "2013 Healthcare Reform Update," Duane Morris and BB&T John Burnham Seminar, San Diego, February 21, 2013

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, January 10, 2013

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, October 4, 2012

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, June 6, 2012

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Francisco, May 15, 2012

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Diego, May 10, 2012

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, Miami, May 2, 2012

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, January 19, 2012

· Speaker, "2011 Healthcare Reform Update," Duane Morris and BB&T John Burnham Seminar, San Diego, September 15, 2011

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and Correction Options," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, August 11, 2011

· Speaker, "Workplace Reality TV: 2011- Developments in Workplace Law and Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Diego, May 12, 2011

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, Los Angeles, May 11, 2011

· Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law & Practice," current trends in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration and their impact on your business, San Francisco, May 10, 2011

· Speaker, "2010 Healthcare Legislation and Your Business," San Diego, November 18, 2010

· Speaker, "Health Care Reform Seminar," hosted by BB&T John Burnham at the San Diego Zoo, September 9, 2010

· Speaker, "Adding Insulation: Providing Benefits for Your Team," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law & Practice, San Diego, May 20, 2010

· Speaker, "Planning for the Future: Protecting Your Current Business," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law & Practice 2010, San Francisco, May 18, 2010

· Speaker, "New Form 5500 Compliance Requirements," Business 21 Publishing Web/Audio Conference, April 7, 2010

· Speaker, "New Form 5500 Compliance Requirements," Business 21 Publishing Web/Audio Conference, December 15, 2009

· Speaker, "New Rules for Form 5500 in 2010: Keys to Compliance," Progressive Business Publications Audio Conference, October 20, 2009

· Speaker, "New Form 5500 Compliance Requirements," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, August 26, 2009

· Speaker, "Deferred Compensation Plans: The Latest on Compliance & Corrections," National Constitution Center Audio Conference, April 29, 2009

· Speaker, "Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Compliance Update and What to Do Now," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, April 30, 2009

· Speaker, "New Cafeteria Plan IRS Regulations: Prepare Now or Pay Later," National Constitution Center Audio Conference, March 5, 2009

· Speaker, "DOL's New ERISA Fee Disclosure Initiatives for 401(k) Plan: Compliance Strategies for Plan Fiduciaries and Service Providers," Strafford Legal Publishing Group teleconference, January 13, 2009

· Speaker, "New Deferred Compensation Rules for 2009: What To Tell Your Clients," National Constitution Center Audio Conference, December 4, 2008

· Speaker, "401K Plans: What Lawyers Need to Know to Protect Their Clients," National Constitution Center Audio Conference, November 6, 2008

· Presenter, "Code Section 409A: Ensuring Year-End Deadline Compliance," Center for Competitive Management Audio Conference, October 16, 2008

· Speaker, "How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Section 409A Deferred Compensation," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, September 3, 2008

· Speaker, "How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Section 409A Deferred Compensation," Business 21 Publishing Webinar, April 22, 2008

· Speaker, "Dramatic 401K and Defined Benefit Plan Changes: Are You Ready?" National Constitution Center Audio Conference, October 3, 2007

 
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John A. Reade, Jr.

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396




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