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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Douglas W. Dahl II

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7939 TEL
(615) 248-8797 FAX

Douglas W. Dahl II

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7939 TEL
(615) 248-8797 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7939 TEL
(615) 248-8797 FAX

Doug Dahl provides technical knowledge and advice to companies on a wide range of federal tax and ERISA matters regarding employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements and health and welfare plans. Doug regularly assists companies with employee benefit issues that arise during and following various corporate transactions and events, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and bankruptcies.

Drawing on his experience as an attorney with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel and his involvement with employee benefits at a National level in Washington, D.C., Doug represents companies in various interactions with the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Doug’s practice involves:

Doug Dahl provides technical knowledge and advice to companies on a wide range of federal tax and ERISA matters regarding employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements and health and welfare plans. Doug regularly assists companies with employee benefit issues that arise during and following various corporate transactions and events, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and bankruptcies.

Drawing on his experience as an attorney with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel and his involvement with employee benefits at a National level in Washington, D.C., Doug represents companies in various interactions with the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Doug's practice involves:

  • Regularly assisting both private and public companies with the creation, administration and compliance of qualified retirement plans.
  • Providing assistance with qualified plan conversions, terminations and corrections.
  • Preparing various types of equity and non-equity deferred compensation plans and offering advice with respect to initial adoption and ongoing compliance.
  • Preparing health and welfare plan documents and negotiating related contracts.
  • Providing advice to ESOP trustees and sponsors regarding transactions involving company stock, as well as ongoing ESOP administration.

Doug was a member of the brief-writing teams for amicus briefs filed in two landmark Supreme Court cases involving employee benefits: National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Health Care reform case), and M&G Polymers USA, LLC, et al. v. Tackett et al. (Case involving retiree medical coverage).

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Doug was an associate with Proskauer Rose LLP in the Washington, D.C. office. From 2009-2011, Doug was an attorney with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C.

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Publications:

  • The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide) 5th Edition (contributing author), Thompson Information Services (October 2014)
  • "Briger v. Tellabs, Inc. – The Decision to Not Sell Stock During 'Drop' in Value Was Not a Fiduciary Breach"(co-author), The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance, Volume 22 No. 2 (Spring 2010)

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The Tax Lawyer – Senior Staff Mentor

American Journal of Trial Advocacy – Executive Editor

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