- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
|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.
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IRS Finalizes Guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 Group Trusts, and Insurance Company Separate Accounts
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, September 1, 2014
In Rev. Rul. 2014-24, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the Service) substantially completed its pending guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 group trusts by permanently authorizing the participation in group trusts of retirement plans qualified only under Puerto...
DOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, August 27, 2014
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in participant-directed defined contribution plans, as part of a process to determine whether further...
Financial Service Company’s Nonqualified Plan Found to be an ERISA Pension Plan
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, August 8, 2014
In Tolbert v. RBC Capital Markets (July 14, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a deferred incentive compensation plan maintained by a financial services company for certain employees was an “employee pension benefit plan” (pension plan) for purposes of the...
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