Paul Porretta, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s SECURE Act Webinar

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 20, 2020 - The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul Porretta, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “A Comprehensive Guide on the SECURE Act: Potentials and Pitfalls Explored.” This event is scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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    About Paul Porretta
    Paul L. Porretta is a partner in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group, resident in its New York office.

    Mr. Porretta’s practice focuses on a wide range of services related to 401(k) plans, pension plans, multiemployer plans, employee stock ownership plan (ESOPs) and ERISA issues. In addition, he has extensive experience with equity-based compensation, nonqualified deferred compensation, employment arrangements, health and welfare plans and HIPAA compliance.

    Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Porretta was a partner with Morrison Cohen LLP and an assistant general counsel at MetLife. He started his legal career at Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP.

    Mr. Porretta received a B.A. from Marquette University, a M.B.A. from Fordham University, a J.D. from New York Law School and a LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

    About Pepper Hamilton LLP
    Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 425 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

    The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”), signed into law on December 20th, has a wide-ranging impact on tax-qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts, through amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and administrative directives to the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor.

    The initiatives in the SECURE Act are intended to encourage increased access to tax advantaged retirement accounts and make employer-sponsored retirement plans less cumbersome and expensive for employers. The Act’s provisions also include provisions that reflect sweeping changes in modern day demographics.

    For employer retirement plans, the SECURE Act will necessitate changes to plan documents, administration and employee communications regarding required minimum distributions and the 401(k) eligibility of certain part-time employees. It also provides greater flexibility for employers in utilizing 401(k) “safe harbors” and satisfying compliance for “frozen” pension plans. The following discusses these and other key SECURE Act provisions.

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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