Richard Shea

Covington & Burling LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Richard Shea is a senior partner in Covington’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Mr. Shea is widely regarded as the nation’s leading authority on cash balance, pension equity, and other complex benefit plan designs. His practice spans the full breadth of activities needed to help his clients resolve novel, sensitive, or intractable issues. His approach focuses on developing important new legal insights and ideas, and then combining them into effective litigation, legislative, regulatory, and benefit design strategies for his clients. Before joining Covington in 1991, Mr. Shea served as Associate Benefits Tax Counsel at the Treasury Department, where, together with his colleagues at the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, he was responsible for developing federal tax legislation and regulations governing employee benefits and executive compensation.

Regulatory Catch-All Regulatory Catch-All Audio/Webcast (March 09, 2016)

Cash Balance - Recent Developments 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Cash Balance - Recent Developments 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Hybrid Plan Regulations Hybrid Plan Regulations (December 01, 2010)


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