- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Labor & Employment
- Business Development Companies
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0104|
|University ||Western Maryland College, B.A.|
|Law School||George Washington University Law School, J.D.|
|Admitted||1988, Maryland; 1990, District of Columbia|
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.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation (2015)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
DOL and Treasury Update 2015-2016 Regulatory Agendas for Employee Benefits
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Michael A. Hepburn,W. Mark Smith, January 12, 2016
On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda. This publication takes the form of a Federal Register notice to comply with certain administrative requirements. The DOL’s agenda and related materials include 15 pending projects related to...
Performance Anxiety: SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Rule
Steven B. Boehm,Adam B. Cohen,Michael A. Hepburn,Cynthia M. Krus,Paul R. Lang, June 2, 2015
On April 29, 2015, by a 3-2 vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) voted to propose a rule to implement Section 14(i) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), as added by Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the...
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