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Jay Van Heyde Speaks to Association of Corporate Counsel Central Florida

Published: April 20th, 2012

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

On April 19, 2012, Dean Mead Shareholder Jay Van Heyde presented a seminar to the members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (A.C.C.) Central Florida.  His presentation materials are included here: JVH PPT – Corporate Compliance and U.S. Dept. of Labor (O0696727)

Corporate Compliance and the
U.S. Department of Labor:
How to Bulletproof Your Company from DOL and Participant Initiated ERISA Liability

Qualified retirement plans require prudent governance by plan sponsors and fiduciaries. It is in the best interests, and legal duty pursuant to ERISA, of those responsible for the plan and plan participants to adopt judicious processes for all areas of plan management and to properly monitor those processes. The focus of this seminar will be to help corporate counsel become “issue spotters” and to carefully craft internal compliance procedures as they pertain to a host of DOL compliance hot buttons including:

  • Defining the role of the Board of Directors in naming and monitoring fiduciaries. 
  • Does your company have proper processes in place?
  • Do you have proper and prudent reporting lines established?
  • Have you instituted delegations of authority and monitored them in accordance with ERISA and DOL guidelines?
  • Have you properly indemnified those who are subject to DOL and participant initiated liability?

Presented by: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II, Shareholder, of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.

Mr. Van Heyde is a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Orlando office. He represents a significant number of Orlando based companies with respect to their general corporate matters, including general compliance for Boards of Directors, as well as the preparation and review of their employment agreements, termination and severance agreements, shareholder agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements and general corporate compliance documentation.

In addition, Mr. Van Heyde handles a wide variety of clients’ tax qualified retirement plans, including ESOPs, 401(k) and defined benefit pension plans, non-qualified plans of deferred compensation, stock option and other equity based compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, COBRA health care continuation coverage compliance, and other employee fringe benefit matters. His practice includes compliance work with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Department of Labor.