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Shad C. Fagerland

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-3543
Fax: (202) 641-9192
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Mr. Fagerland is a senior counsel in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, DC office.
 
Mr. Fagerland was first introduced to the employee benefits practice area during law school, when he served as research assistant to professor John Langbein, author of the seminal employee benefits legal textbook Pension and Employee Benefit Law. His practice has focused exclusively on employee benefits ever since. 
 
Mr. Fagerland advises employers on a broad range of benefit-related topics, including health & welfare benefits, retirement plan design and administration, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and executive compensation. Mr. Fagerland has substantial experience with voluntary correction programs and regularly represents employers facing investigations by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Fagerland spent several years in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division, where he drafted regulations, notices, and other guidance on a variety of health & welfare-related topics. Mr. Fagerland was the principal co-author of final Treasury regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions of section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, and also helped design and draft instructions for associated IRS Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. He was also the primary author of several pieces of guidance addressing the applicability of the Affordable Care Act market reform provisions to various employer sponsored health arrangements, such as health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and employer purchase plans, including Notice 2015-17 and Notice 2015-87.
 
A frequent public speaker, Mr. Fagerland speaks regularly at meetings of bar associations and  industry trade groups on topics including health care reform, employer shared responsibility, and employer reporting on Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.
Mr. Fagerland is a senior counsel in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, DC office.
 
Mr. Fagerland was first introduced to the employee benefits practice area during law school, when he served as research assistant to professor John Langbein, author of the seminal employee benefits legal textbook Pension and Employee Benefit Law. His practice has focused exclusively on employee benefits ever since. 
 
Mr. Fagerland advises employers on a broad range of benefit-related topics, including health & welfare benefits, retirement plan design and administration, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and executive compensation. Mr. Fagerland has substantial experience with voluntary correction programs and regularly represents employers facing investigations by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Fagerland spent several years in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division, where he drafted regulations, notices, and other guidance on a variety of health & welfare-related topics. Mr. Fagerland was the principal co-author of final Treasury regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions of section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, and also helped design and draft instructions for associated IRS Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. He was also the primary author of several pieces of guidance addressing the applicability of the Affordable Care Act market reform provisions to various employer sponsored health arrangements, such as health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and employer purchase plans, including Notice 2015-17 and Notice 2015-87.
 
A frequent public speaker, Mr. Fagerland speaks regularly at meetings of bar associations and  industry trade groups on topics including health care reform, employer shared responsibility, and employer reporting on Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School (2001)
    Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • M.A., English, Iowa State University (1998)

  • B.A., Psychology, Augustana College (1995)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia