Robert B. Wynne


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  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, Taxation, 2012
  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, 2011
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
  • Virginia

Management Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Benefit Claims, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016-2017

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

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.

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Robert Wynne
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Ongoing representations as outside ERISA counsel to several public 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.

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.

Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Employee Benefits, Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters, 2017-2018

Contributing author, "Employee Benefits Law," Bloomberg BNA, Fourth Edition, 2017 Supplement
Co-author, "COBRA – Continuation Coverage Requirements of Employee Health Care Plans," Employment Law in Virginia, Virginia Law Foundation, Sixth Edition, 2016
Contributing author, "Employee Benefits Law," Bloomberg BNA, Third Edition, 2015 Supplement, 2015
Co-author, "IRS Provides New Flexibility to Correct Retirement Plan Errors," Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center, May 2015
Co-author, "Patent Infringement Lawsuit Reminds ERISA Fiduciaries to Monitor Service Providers," Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook, March 2015
Co-author, "Is Deferred Compensation Exempt from ERISA? Maybe or Maybe Not…," Employee Benefit Plan Review, October 2014
Co-author, "Tatum “Reverse Stock-Drop” Case Has Important Lessons for Employers and Fiduciaries," Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, October 2014
Co-author, "IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Mandate to Maintain Healthcare Coverage," American Health Lawyers Association, October 11, 2013
Speaker, "Recent Developments in Employee Benefits Law," New River Valley Society of Human Resource Management Full Day Legal Update, September 20, 2018
Speaker, "Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability: An In-Depth Examination for Employers, Owners & Lenders," myLawCLE Webinar, September 28, 2017
Speaker, Employee Benefits in the Age of Trump, September 21, 2017
Speaker, "DOL Fiduciary Rule – What Plan Sponsors Need to Know," Rafalko Advisors Webinar, July 25, 2017
Speaker, "The Supreme Court’s Recent Take on Employee Benefits," Central Virginia Employee Benefits Council Seminar, May 4, 2016
Speaker, "Reportable Events and Dealing with the PBGC," Clear Law Institute Webinar, April 25, 2016
Faculty, PBGC Reportable Events: What You Need to Know About the New Rules, Lorman Education Services Webinar, March 17, 2016
SEC Issues Pay Ratio Guidance, September 27, 2017