David R. Godofsky FCA MAAA FSA EA

Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

Contact Information

Alston & Bird, LLP
The Atlantic Building
950 'F' Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
US
Phone
202-756-3392
Fax
202-654-4922
Email
david.godofsky@alston.com
I am one of only a handful of FSAs who are engaged in the full time private practice of law. I am a partner with Alston & Bird, an AmLaw 100 law firm, and I am Leader of the Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation practice group. We have 30 lawyers who practice exclusively in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, health & welfare, and ERISA litigation. Roughly one-third of my practice is litigation involving actuarial issues. For example, I recently represented the Governor of Florida in litigation over the constitutionality of Florida's new pension legislation. The remainder of my practice involves compliance, plan design, and transactional work (M&A). I represent several clients in connection with their interactions with government agencies (IRS, DOL and PBGC).

Connections:

CCA Member Since 2005

ABCD Sunshine Task Force
Annual Meeting Program Committee
Board of Directors
Strategic Planning Committee
Welcome Committee for New Members

906 - Church Plans 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2018)

002 - Ethics 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2018)

405 - PBGC Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

201 - ERISA Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Managing Professional Liability Risk 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Reducing Professional Liability Risk 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 04, 2017)

More Ethics 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 04, 2017)

Ethics 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)

Accrual Rule Testing 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)

Dealing With PBGC Issues: Pitfalls and Strategies 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

Annuity Buyouts 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2016)

More Ethics 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

Ethics Situations that Public Plan Actuaries are Often Placed In 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

Ethics 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2016)

Are There Any Guarantees in Life? 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2016)

Ethical Dilemmas II 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2015)

The ERISA Uncertainty Principle (Heisenberg’s ERISA) 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2015)

Ethical Dilemmas I 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2015)

Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2015)

IRS Correction Programs – EPCRS, SCP, VCP and Audit CAP 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2014)

Fixing Plan Administrator Errors: Right/Wrong/Practical 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 25, 2014)

ERISA Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 25, 2014)

IRS Audits IRS Audits (December 04, 2013)

Compliance 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2013)

Big Machines: Certified Back-Loaders 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2013)

More Ethics 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Best Actuarial Practices or Defensive Practice? 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Employee Contribution Design and Considerations 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2013)

Ethics 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2013)

The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness (Wednesday Session) The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness (October 25, 2012)

The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness (October 24, 2012)

The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness (Thursday Session) The Consulting Actuary as Expert Witness (October 24, 2012)

ERISA Litigation 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2012)

ERISA Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 27, 2012)

More Ethics 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 27, 2012)

Quarterly Contributions and Liquidity Shortfall 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

Ethics 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

Pension Funding to Avoid Ruin 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

ERISA Litigation Affecting DB Plans 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Case Studies in Professionalism & ASOPs 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2011)

How Not to Be a Fiduciary 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2010)

Ethical Dilemmas 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2010)

Pension Symposium: Monday Morning Quarterback Pension Symposium: Monday Morning Quarterback (April 01, 2009)

Retirement Policy Under New Congress 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 01, 2009)

The Great Unknown: Q & Nas 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 31, 2009)

Backloading 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 30, 2009)

PPA 3 - So Close… and Yet So Far 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 04, 2008)

PPA 2 - PPA Recent Guidelines 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 04, 2008)

Top 10 Unresolved Issues in PPA 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2008)

Age Discrimination and 411(b) 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

Courts vs. IRS 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2008)

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