Paul R. Lang

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

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • 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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It’s Time to Review Benefit Denial Letters
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, September 11, 2014
On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided in Moyer that the contractual time limits governing the period during which a participant must initiate judicial review of a benefits denial must be included in the denial letter issued by the plan administrator in order to comply...

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...



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Paul R. Lang

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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