Robert is an associate in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods, where he is a member of the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation group.
He advises clients on all matters arising under employee benefits and executive compensation laws, including issues relating to the design, administration, reporting and disclosure requirements for various retirement and welfare benefit plans and compensation arrangements. He represents and advises clients in interactions with the government, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and regularly assists in a variety of interdisciplinary practice areas that are affected by ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.
Ongoing representations as outside ERISA counsel to public and private companies on all aspects of the design, administration and regulatory compliance of qualified defined benefit and defined contribution retirement, health and welfare benefit plans.
Representation of clients in interactions with the IRS, DOL, and PBGC relating to benefit plans, including plan audits and corrective filings.
Representation on employee benefits matters in the context of corporate transactions, including conducting due diligence reviews, negotiating terms of the sale and purchase agreements and advising on post-closing operation and integration of plans.
Assistance with defense of multiemployer pension plan claims for withdrawal liability against several public and private companies.
Representations of tax-exempt employers as to 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and 457(f) plans.
Advice as to ERISA fiduciary considerations and plan governance issues.
Management Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Benefit Claims, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016-2019
Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Board Member, Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services
Member, Central Virginia Employee Benefits Council
Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Employee Benefits, Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters, 2017-2018