Michael A. Hepburn

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0104

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Automotive
  • Labor & Employment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0104
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Michael-A-Hepburn
 
University Western Maryland College, B.A.
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D.
 
Admitted1988, Maryland; 1990, District of Columbia
 
Biography

Michael Hepburn counsels public and private companies, non-profit organizations and individuals on a broad range of compensation, employment and benefits issues. Experienced in employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law, Michael advises clients on the design, administration and termination of retirement and welfare plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and equity and equity-based compensation programs. Michael has a strong background in insurance funding arrangements, including corporate and trust-owned life insurance, as well as split-dollar life insurance programs. He also handles employment, compensation and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions.

Michael routinely counsels clients on labor and employment law issues, including hiring practices, employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, leave policies and practices, employment termination, discrimination charges, personnel policy review, and employment contracts. In addition, he advises business clients on consulting agreements, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenant arrangements, as well as severance and release agreements. Michael also provides dispute resolution services on behalf of both employers and executives.

Michael advises clients regarding HIPAA-related matters and various record management and retention issues relating to business operations. He works extensively with clients in the media, communications and technology industries, as well as businesses and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries.

 
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The Ninth Circuit Raises Pleading Standards for FLSA Plaintiffs
James J. Briody,Thomas R. Bundy,Lee C. Davis,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, December 10, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit makes pleading Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations more difficult by applying the heightened standard in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009).

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments Involving Federal Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, December 1, 2014
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision in King v. Burwell. In that case, the Fourth Circuit held that tax credits for health insurance coverage can be made available to individuals through both federal and...

Proposed Approach for Applying the “Look-Back” Method When the Section 4980H Measurement Period Changes
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, November 8, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2014-49 which describes a proposed approach for determining an employee’s full-time or part-time status for purposes of the employer shared responsibility rules under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended...

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Michael A. Hepburn

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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