The 2012 general elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012, will dramatically impact the legal rules governing health care benefits, retirement benefits, and executive compensation. The outcome of Presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races will determine who will shape and implement critical tax and benefit policies impacting employers' benefit and compensation plans.
As Republicans try to regain control of the Senate, Democrats hope to win seats in the GOP-controlled House, and the Presidential candidates vie for electoral votes, the winners of the 2012 elections and the lame ducks who continue in office until 2013 will decide how to address the fiscal cliff, the budget deficit, underfunded state and local pensions, and the 2013 and 2014 deadlines of the Affordable Care Act.
This is a timely program for those who need to know what's coming in benefits law and regulation, including general counsel, benefits and executive compensation professionals, chief financial officers, and government relations specialists.
Join Stephanie A. Kennan, Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting, Steven D. Kittrell, Partner, and James P. McElligott, Jr., Partner, of McGuireWoods LLP as they discuss how the November elections will shift the political and regulatory landscape that impacts these critical national policies. The presentation will include:
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Stephanie A. Kennan, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting; Steven D. Kittrell, Partner, McGuireWoodsLLP; James P. McElligott, Jr., Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Stephanie Kennan is a senior vice president of Federal Public Affairs at McGuireWoods Consulting in the Washington, D.C. office. She is an expert in healthcare policy and primarily focuses her practice in healthcare related matters, providing strategic advice concerning legislative and regulatory policy to clients focused on insurance reform, Medicare provider payments, Medicare Advantage plans, drug reimbursement, health information technology, and Medicaid issues. She was Sen. Ron Wyden's (D-OR) health policy advisor for 10 years and has also held a number of other positions related to health policy. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.
Steven D. Kittrell is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McGuireWoods LLP. Mr. Kittrell represents publicly held and private companies on the tax, securities, and corporate aspects of compensation arrangements, including stock-based incentive plans, SERPs, directors' compensation, and performance compensation. He is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, cum laude, and has an LLM in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law School.
James P. McElligott, Jr. is partner in the Richmond office of McGuireWoodsLLP. He advises and defends corporations, public agencies, benefit plans and fiduciaries concerning employee benefits, labor relations, executive compensation, ERISA litigation, class actions, ERISA fiduciary litigation, withdrawal liability, bankruptcy and benefits, PBGC matters, COBRA, HIPAA and HITECH issues. Mr. McElligott has an active trial and arbitration practice, is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, is listed in Who's Who in American Law, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers, and Virginia Super Lawyers , serves as a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Committee. Mr. McElligott is a graduate of Harvard Law School, cum laude, where he served as Note Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation.