Jacob assists clients in drafting employee benefit plan documents and amendments. He represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), US Department of Labor (DOL) and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with respect to plan qualification issues. He also counsels privately and publicly held corporations and tax-exempt entities on a variety of benefits and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues, including ERISA fiduciary issues, compliance with the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), ERISA implications in corporate transactions, ERISA administrative claims and appeals, and executive compensation matters.
While in law school, Jacob was editor in chief of the Penn State Law Review. In addition, Jacob served as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Jacob is the Chairperson of the Young Professionals Board of Equip for Equality. Internally, Jacob serves on the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.
Counseled group health plans on compliance with HIPAA’s privacy, security and nondiscrimination requirements, and represented welfare plans in contracting with third-party vendors
Prepared determination letter filings and obtained a favorable determination from the IRS regarding the continued tax qualification and the qualification upon termination of both pension and 401(k) plans
Obtained no action letters from the DOL through the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program to correct fiduciary breaches and counselled clients on restoring losses to plan participants and beneficiaries
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