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    Deferred Compensation and Safe Harbor Plans

    Lawrence L. Bell

    The Department of the Treasury has issued final regulations addressing deferred compensation and safe harbor planning utilizing §§ 409A(d)(1), 457(e)11 and 31.3121(v)(2). These regulations set forth how plan sponsors can provide death benefits on a permissibly selective basis.

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    New Rules Pose Hurdles for Disability Claimants

    Joseph B. Silver

    Over the course of the past few months (and prior to the inauguration of President Trump), the Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed and finalized…

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    Trade Secrets and Whistleblower Disclosures

    Philip M. Berkowitz

    A national bank client calls you and says that an internal auditor employee, who has signed stringent confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, has…

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    Information Security: The Human Factor

    Michael Kemps and Kimberly Pease

    Law firms must be diligent about their information security — not just via protection through technology, but by training staff on what to look for and how to react to cybersecurity threats. Most security breaches arise out of human error or negligence. Educating users is one of the best defenses.

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