Chair: Martha N. Steinman, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY

The Future of Benefits – The SECURE Act.
Join us for a discussion about the SECURE Act and other retirement plan provisions passed at the end of 2019, including how they may impact employee benefit planning.
Moderator: Elena Kaplan, Jones Day, Atlanta, GA
Panelists: Mindi M. Johnson, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Grand Rapids, MI; Veena K. Murthy, Crowe LLP, Washington, DC

Hot Topics in Executive Compensation – 162(m).
This session will address the impact of the proposed regulations issued under section 162(m) and the recent ABA Tax Section comment letter to the IRS regarding potential dual employee status for entities taxable us partnerships.
Moderator: Andrew C. Liazos, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Boston, MA
Panelists: Ilya Enkishev, Attorney, Executive Compensation Branch, Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits), Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Washington, DC; Helen Morrison, EY, Washington, DC; Robert Neis, Eversheds Sutherland, Washington, DC; Stephen Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits), Tax Exempt and Government Entities, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Washington, DC; Carol Weiser, Benefits Tax Counsel, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC; Amber Salotto, Attorney-Advisor, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC

The Evolving Practice of Employee Benefits Law and Related Ethics Issues.
This panel will discuss ethics issues that have arisen under the ABA Model Rules and Circular 230 with the changes in how employee benefits law is practiced in various firm, corporate and government settings.
Moderator: Donald E. Wellington, Reed Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Panelists: Rosina Barker, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC; Amy Null, WilmerHale, Boston, MA; Robert Toth, Law Offices of Robert J. Toth, Ft. Wayne, IN; Sarah Touzalin, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL