U.S. Treasury Department Attorney Dominic
DeMatties has joined Alston &
Bird as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. During his time at the Treasury,
DeMatties served as an attorney adviser in the Office of the Benefits Tax
Counsel, which saw him aid in the development of tax policies and guidance
related to qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans.
work focused on guidance and policy related to employee stock ownership plans
(ESOPs), hybrid pension plans, governmental plans, 409A, 457(f),
nondiscrimination, multiemployer plans and a variety of issues relating to
single-employer defined benefit plans. He played a leading role in developing
regulations and other guidance implementing the Multiemployer Pension Reform
Act of 2014 and provided legal advice to the team charged with analyzing
applications received under the law.
has been at the center of federal rulemaking that in recent years has brought
significant change to retirement plans and executive compensation
arrangements,” says David Godofsky,
partner at Alston & Bird and
leader of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. “His deep
knowledge of policy, legislation and regulation will significantly benefit our
clients who rely on us for strategic, board-level advice on crucial benefits
and compensation issues, as well as day-to-day support on complex benefits
joining the Treasury, DeMatties served as a partner with Kirkland & Ellis
LLP. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University in 2003; M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1997; and B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo in 1994.
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