Employee Benefits
Caplin & Drysdale
Employee Benefits


Employers and employee benefit plan service providers constantly face difficult technical questions requiring skilled legal advice. The firm provides legal advice to employers and plan service providers in the following areas: design and administration of qualified plans, legislative and regulatory changes, representation before the Internal Revenue Service, compliance with Title I of ERISA, executive compensation, health and welfare benefits, tax-exempt and governmental employer representation, financial institution and service provider counseling, and employee benefits dispute resolution. View our brochure.


Caplin & Drysdale D.C. Attorneys are Recognized by Super Lawyers®
May 4, 2020
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top-Tier "Best Law Firms" Rankings in 10th Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers
November 1, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Listed as "Best Lawyers In America"
August 15, 2019
The Legal 500 Recognizes 19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
June 4, 2019
Super Lawyers® Recognizes 22 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys in D.C.
April 22, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Earns 11 Tier 1 Practice-Area Rankings in Ninth Edition of U.S. News – Best Law Firms®
November 1, 2018
Caplin & Drysdale Improves Ranking in 2019 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2018
2018 Legal 500 Distinguishes 18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys, Firm Renews "Top-Tier Firm" Ranking for Tax Controversy
May 31, 2018
18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in D.C.
April 23, 2018
Tier 1 Rankings for Caplin & Drysdale's Legal Services in 2018 U.S. News – Best Law Firms' List
November 1, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Ranking in 2018 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2017
Ronald Cluett Discusses Cross-Tested or New Comparability Plans
July 26, 2017
Ronald Cluett Comments on Church Plan Supreme Court Decision
June 12, 2017
18 Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Legal 500 Ranking
June 2, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among D.C.'s Most Prominent Practitioners
April 27, 2017
Bloomberg Quotes Joanne Youn on Church Pension Cases
March 27, 2017
Ronald Cluett Named Of Counsel to Caplin & Drysdale's Employee Benefits Group
January 3, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale's Core Legal Services Earn Tier 1 Rankings in "Best Law Firms" for 2017
November 2, 2016
Best Lawyers in America Lists 18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
August 15, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Listed in "Above the Law's" Tax Firm Power List
July 29, 2016
Three Caplin Lawyers Distinguished by Best Lawyers
June 21, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Recognized for Cutting Edge Advice
June 16, 2016
Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas
April 26, 2016
Bloomberg Quotes Joanne Youn: Fiduciary Rule Change Impacts Retirement Plan Sponsors
April 15, 2016
Patricia Lewis and Anne O'Brien Named in 2016 "Best of the Best" Global Ranking
April 5, 2016
Joanne Youn Comments on Cross-Testing Plans
February 25, 2016
U.S. News & World Report Lists Caplin & Drysdale in "Best Law Firms" for 2016
November 2, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among World's Leading Women in Business Law
July 28, 2015
Joanne Youn Quoted on King v. Burwell Ruling
June 25, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale Named Top Tier Firm for Tax Controversy
June 8, 2015
Joanne Youn Named 2015 Attorney of the Year in Washington D.C. for Pension Law
June 4, 2015
Super Lawyers Lists Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers
April 23, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale's Employee Benefits Group Earns Recognition from Finance Monthly
February 5, 2015
Joanne Youn Earns Recognition as 2015 Attorney of the Year in Washington D.C. for Pension Law
January 6, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale Receives High Rankings from 2015 U.S. News-Best Law Firms
November 4, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among World's Leading Tax Advisers
October 16, 2014
Fortune Lists Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Among Leaders in the Law
October 6, 2014
Fortune Magazine Lists Patricia Lewis and Richard Skillman as Top Rated Lawyers
August 25, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers Ranking
August 21, 2014
With Its Founders, Caplin & Drysdale Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
July 23, 2014
Patricia Lewis Named "Best of the Best" in Transfer Pricing
July 15, 2014
Clients and Peers Recommend Caplin & Drysdale in 2014 Legal 500 Ranking
July 1, 2014
Global Law Experts Select Joanne Youn as 2014 Pension Law Attorney of the Year in Washington, D.C.
June 9, 2014
The Washington Post Lists Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among the Top Attorneys in D.C.
April 30, 2014
Joanne Youn Recognized as Attorney of the Year in Washington D.C. for Pension Law
January 31, 2014
Law360 Interviews Joanne Youn on Challenging Tax Issues in Employee Benefits
January 31, 2014
Washingtonian Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among Washington's Best Lawyers
December 3, 2013
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Achieve Best Lawyers in America Ranking
October 21, 2013
Bloomberg Discusses FICA Tax Reimbursement for Same-Sex Spousal Benefits with Joanne Youn
September 26, 2013
Joanne Youn Recognized by Asian Pacific American Bar Association
September 12, 2013
Employee Benefit News Offers Feedback from Employers Affected by DOMA Ruling
July 25, 2013
Joanne Youn Quoted Regarding Employer Preparations Post-DOMA
July 12, 2013
Joanne Youn Quoted Concerning Additional Guidance Needed by Employers Following the DOMA Ruling
July 2, 2013
Bloomberg Talks to Joanne Youn: Practitioners Say Major Guidance Needed from Federal Agencies for Same-Sex Couples
July 1, 2013
PODCAST: Employee Benefit Adviser Talks to Joanne Youn: DOMA, What to Tell Employees Today
June 27, 2013
Law360 Quotes Joanne Youn on DOMA Ruling Creating Employee Benefits Challenges for Employers
June 26, 2013
Joanne Youn Comments on Implications of DOMA Ruling for Employers
June 26, 2013
SHRM Quotes Joanne Youn on Employer Benefits Obligations Post-DOMA
June 26, 2013
The Legal 500 Recommends Caplin & Drysdale As a Leading Firm For 2013
June 3, 2013
Super Lawyers Lists Nineteen Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
April 29, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Peers in Best Lawyers in America
March 18, 2013
U.S. News Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale With Top Ranking
November 8, 2012
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2012 Top Rankings
June 12, 2012
Mortimer Caplin Quoted in Tax Notes, Supreme Court to Consider AIA's Applicability to Healthcare Law
November 21, 2011
The Best Lawyers in America Ranks 19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
September 1, 2011
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2011 Top Rankings
June 16, 2011
Caplin & Drysdale Promotes Four Attorneys to Membership in the Firm
February 1, 2011
Caplin & Drysdale Recognized in 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Law Firms Ranking
September 15, 2010
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
August 4, 2010
Daniel B. Rosenbaum Comments on Audit of Employers Regarding Employment Tax
May 28, 2010
Washingtonian Magazine Lists Six Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Top Lawyers in Washington
November 1, 2009
PLC's Which Lawyer? Recommended Caplin & Drysdale as Leading in Tax
March 2, 2009
Four Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized as Top Tax Practitioners in the World
December 1, 2008



Church-Affiliated Organizations Face New Challenges After Advocate
October 26, 2017
Qualified Retirement Plans In 2017 and Beyond: First Operational Compliance List Issued
March 24, 2017
Qualified Retirement Plans In 2017 and Beyond: Resources And Considerations for Employers
January 13, 2017
Proposed 457 Regulations: Bona Fide Severance Pay Plan and Substantial Risk of Forfeiture
July 22, 2016
DOL Releases 2015 Form 5500 Including New IRS Compliance Questions
March 11, 2016
IRS Releases Guidance on Voluntary 2015 PPACA Information Reporting
October 2, 2015
Steering the Cadillac Tax: An Additional Opportunity for Employers and Other Stakeholders
September 18, 2015
Steering the Cadillac Tax: An Opportunity for Employers and Other Stakeholders
March 20, 2015
IRS Releases Additional Guidance on Reporting Health Coverage Information
March 13, 2015
Recent IRS Activity Focuses on Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
July 25, 2014
IRS Issues Guidance on Application of United States v. Windsor
June 20, 2014
IRS Modifies Programme for Pre-approval of Section 403(b) Plan Documents
June 6, 2014
Advise Client Companies to Review Payroll Practices
September 10, 2010
Once Again Employment Tax Compliance at the Forefront of IRS's Enforcement Agenda
June 21, 2010
IRS Scrutinizes Payroll Practices, Challenges for Companies
May 1, 2010
Pay Immediate Attention to Far-Reaching Regulations on Intercompany Services
October 1, 2006
Tax Alert
June 15, 2005
News on the Transfer Pricing Front
July 1, 2004
Transfer Pricing: New Rules for Services and Intangibles
November 1, 2003
Tax Accounting Monthly Column
September 1, 2002
Letter Ruling Alert: Service Excludes Ministers' Housing Allowances from Compensation for Purposes of Determining Retirement Plan Contribution Limits
September 1, 2001
New Technologies in Retirement Plan Administration
May 4, 1999

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