Paul R. Lang

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  • Partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980
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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.

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Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax: employee benefits and executive compensation (2018)

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: 2018 in review - ERISA guidance (March 7, 2019)
In broad scope, the guidance issued in 2018 by the Department of Labor (DOL) under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), extended a trend established over the ...

Legal Alert: IRS cracks open the window for retiree lump sums (March 7, 2019)
On March 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-18 (Notice), announcing that it is retracting its previous position that prohibited pension plan sponsors from offering ...

Legal Alert: Treasury and IRS issue interim guidance on executive compensation excise tax under section 4960 (January 18, 2019)
Introduction On December 31, 2018, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-09 (Notice) providing comprehensive interim guidance ...

Legal Alert: Texas v. United States decision could impact employer-sponsored health plans (January 4, 2019)
On December 14, 2018, a Texas District Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that certain individuals maintain a minimum level of health coverage, often referred to as the ...

Legal Alert: IRS formalizes and provides relief for section 403(b) “once-in-always-in” part-time rule - immediate action required (December 17, 2018)
In Notice 2018-95, released on December 4, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) formally announced a “once-in-always-in” interpretation of the section 403(b) participation exclusion for part-time ...

Legal Alert: DOL considers important efficiencies for the retirement system (November 14, 2018)
In the last three weeks, the Department of Labor (DOL) undertook two initiatives that have the potential to improve the efficiency of the retirement system and the retirement security it provides to ...

Legal Alert: When your hardship comes in-Treasury proposes hardship withdrawal regulations (November 12, 2018)
On November 9, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations addressing statutory changes to the section 401(k) hardship distribution ...

Legal Alert: DOL and Treasury update guidance agendas for employee benefits (fall 2018) (October 24, 2018)
The principal regulators of US employee benefits have recently published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months.On October 18, 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its ...

Legal Alert: Having your business meal and deducting it too-IRS issues guidance on the deductibility of business meals (October 4, 2018)
On October 3, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-76 (the Notice) to address the deductibility of business meals under section 274(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Tax Cuts and ...

Legal Alert: IRS issues updated guidance on safe harbor notices for eligible rollover distributions (September 25, 2018)
On September 18, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-74, which updated the safe harbor guidance that employers may use to comply with the notice requirements under section ...

Articles

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2018 and planning ahead for 2019 (March 1, 2019)
From the implementation of the GDPR to the passage of the CCPA, the year 2018 proved to be a monumental one for cybersecurity and data privacy. Regulators from around the world responded to ...

Wellness Programs Alive and Well? (July 7, 2015)
TerraLex Connections
In their article for TerraLex Connections, Sutherland attorneys Paul Lang, Carol Weiser and Andrea Gehman discuss proposed regulations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under the ...

Reduce Risks of Benefits Plan Contracting (July 2, 2013)
HR Magazine

Newsletters

Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief (December 2017)
The Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief is a collection of tax developments from our attorneys across the globe. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Brief and look forward to sharing more updates ...

News

In the News

Proposed Approach for Applying the “Look-Back” Method When the Section 4980H Measurement Period Changes (April 2015)
Employee Benefit Plan Review
Sutherland’s legal alert, Proposed Approach for Applying the “Look-Back” Method When the Section 4980H Measurement Period Changes, was featured in the April 2015 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review.

Sutherland Snags Five Lawyers from Dow Lohnes (September 20, 2013)
Blog of Legal Times
Bill Dudzinsky, Michael Hepburn, Paul Lang, Meredith O’Leary and Andrea Gehman join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office.The five, who moved to Sutherland from Dow Lohnes, ...

Career Tracker (September 20, 2013)
Thomson Reuters News & Insight
Bill Dudzinsky, Michael Hepburn, Paul Lang, Meredith O’Leary and Andrea Gehman join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office.The five, who moved to Sutherland from Dow Lohnes, ...

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200 (September 20, 2013)
The Am Law Daily
Bill Dudzinsky, Michael Hepburn, Paul Lang, Meredith O’Leary and Andrea Gehman join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office.The five, who moved to Sutherland from Dow Lohnes, ...

Five Technology, Media and Telecom Lawyers Join Sutherland (September 19, 2013)
Bloomberg News
Bill Dudzinsky, Michael Hepburn, Paul Lang, Meredith O’Leary and Andrea Gehman join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office.The five, who moved to Sutherland from Dow Lohnes, ...

Law Firm News (September 19, 2013)
ABA Journal
Bill Dudzinsky, Michael Hepburn, Paul Lang, Meredith O’Leary and Andrea Gehman join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office.The five, who moved to Sutherland from Dow Lohnes, ...

Press Releases

18 Eversheds Sutherland Practice Areas, 68 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2018 Legal 500 United States (May 30, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 18 practice areas and 68 attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a comprehensive survey of legal ...

Five Experienced Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Lawyers Join Sutherland (September 17, 2013)
WASHINGTON DC, September 17, 2013 - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today the addition of five attorneys to the Washington office. Joining as partners are William (Bill) S. Dudzinsky, Jr., ...

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Automotive

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0105  Phone
www.eversheds-sutherland.com
University Attended:
University of Colorado, B.S., magna cum laude; University of Colorado, B.A., with distinction
Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional Activities
District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Committee

ISLN:
905642268

Peer Reviews

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