National Association of Stock Plan Professionals - 409A: Taking Stock of Relief

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This meeting will focus on how to take advantage of IRS relief if an equity program fails to be in operational or documentary compliance with the complex requirements of IRC Section 409A. Please feel free to bring a colleague and use this opportunity to network with your local chapter members.


STEVEN W. RABITZ - Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP - Steven W. Rabitz is a partner in Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP concentrating in the tax, securities and other legal considerations associated with executive and other incentive compensation, the rules applicable to the design, implementation and ongoing operation of retirement, health and other benefits, and the fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction rules of ERISA. After spending six years as part of a dedicated team of ERISA and compensation lawyers internally at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Rabitz pioneered and led the ERISA, executive compensation and benefits legal function at Lehman Brothers, and most recently, has served at Barclays Capital in a similar substantive capacity. While "in-house," he concentrated on his employers' executive, deferred and other incentive-based compensatory programs, particularly with respect to the U.S. Federal income tax (including Section 162(m), Section 409A and Section 457A of the Internal Revenue Code), securities (including proxy related disclosure considerations) and other legal and regulatory aspects of compensation, as well as their retirement, health and other benefit programs. Mr. Rabitz holds a B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Brandeis University, and a J.D. (cum laude) and LL.M (Taxation) from New York University School of Law. Mr. Rabitz is a frequent author and presenter on topics relating to executive compensation and retirement plan investment related legal considerations.

BINDU CULAS - Partner, Linklaters LLP - Bindu Culas is a partner at Linklaters LLP and leads the US executive compensation and benefits team. She has broad-based experience in the securities, tax, governance and ERISA laws impacting executive compensation and employee benefits, and advises clients on both an ongoing basis and in the context of corporate transactions, initial public offerings and standalone executive compensation advisory work. Bindu focuses on helping clients navigate the cross-border dimensions of inbound and outbound corporate transactions and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding her clients' increasingly mobile and global workforce. Bindu is a frequent speaker at conferences, webinars and bar association meetings. She is also a long standing member of NASPP and has presented at chapter meetings as well as the annual conference.