Paul R. Lang

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0105

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Automotive
  • Tax
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0105
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Paul-R-Lang
 
University University of Colorado, B.S., magna cum laude; University of Colorado, B.A., with distinction
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors
 
Admitted1983, District of Columbia
 
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Professional Activities
District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Committee

 
Biography

Leveraging decades of experience in human resources matters, Paul Lang's practice encompasses the breadth of issues involving the employment relationship, focusing heavily on employee benefits and executive compensation. Paul counsels human resource professionals, in-house counsel, trustees, compensation committees, third party administrators and life insurance professionals in the design, operation, compliance and best practices for all types of compensation and employee benefit plans.

Paul offers a pragmatic approach as he regularly tackles compliance issues associated with a myriad of federal statutes, including: ERISA; the Internal Revenue Code, including162(m), 280G- golden parachutes, 409A- deferred compensation, FICA and FUTA; the Securities Exchange Act, including 16(b) compliance, 10b5-1 plans, and S-8 and proxy disclosure; HIPAA, COBRA, GINA, ADEA, and SOX; state tax laws, including payroll, income and "source" taxes; and the enforcement of restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions. He has devoted substantial time to the PPACA health care reform, counseling clients regarding overall compliance, including retaining grandfather status. Recently, he has been counseling employers on the repercussions of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the federal and state tax and other implications of the decision.

Paul also represents individual executives negotiating employment and separation agreements; advises tax-exempt organizations in the design and implementation of tax-deferred annuities (403b) and deferred compensation (457) plans; and counsels insurers, brokers and employers on the use of life insurance products.

Professional Activities

District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Committee

 
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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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Paul R. Lang

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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