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Damian A. Myers

Damian A. Myers

Senior Counsel

Damian A. Myers is a senior counsel in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.

Damian represents public and private companies on matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation law, including compliance with ERISA, tax, corporate and securities laws and regulations affecting employee benefit plans, programs and arrangements. With respect to all types of benefit programs, Damian assists clients with plan design and preparation of plan documents, day-to-day plan administration matters, ERISA fiduciary matters and negotiation of service-provider agreements. Damian frequently advises clients with respect to defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and equity-based compensation plans.

A significant portion of Damian’s practice involves assisting clients with their health and welfare benefit programs and the various laws and regulations that apply to them. In addition to advising on general ERISA requirements, he advises with respect to requirements under the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, COBRA, and the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act. Damian has also developed expertise in the Affordable Care Act and keeps clients up-to-date as health care reform evolves.

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Five Excise Tax Tips For Tax-Exempt Employers

As we have previously discussed, the 2017 tax reform act created a new excise tax under section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code that will affect many tax-exempt employers.  The tax is 21% of certain compensation and can be triggered if an employee receives more than $1 million of compensation or an employee receives certain … Continue Reading