Vi D. Nguyen

Partner

Email: vnguyen@islerdare.com

Vi D. Nguyen is a Partner at IslerDare PC.

Vi counsels publicly-traded and private company clients in areas of employee benefits and executive compensation for compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and federal securities laws.  She also has experience with the tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and equity compensation plans, including employee stock purchase plans, stock option plans, stock appreciation rights, and synthetic (phantom) equity arrangements.  Vi reviews and drafts executive employment agreements, separation agreements, change in control agreements, severance plans and consulting agreements.  She also has extensive experience with employee benefits matters arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, including the negotiation and drafting of stock and asset purchase agreements and golden parachute tax issues.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Vi practiced for seven years at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in employee benefits and executive compensation, as well as corporate & securities.

Vi resides with her husband and two sons in Falls Church, Virginia.

Education

Stanford University Law School, J.D. 2004

University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, History, 2001

Professional Memberships

State:
California (2004)
District of Columbia (2005)
Virginia (2013)

Bar Associations:
District of Columbia Bar, Section on Taxation
American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
Virginia Bar Association, Section on Taxation

Publications

DOL Narrows Standards for Selecting Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Investments, Employee Benefits Update (June 2018)

The Elusive Search: Considerations for Locating Missing Retirement Plan Participants, Employee Benefits Update (April 2018)

Recent Health and Welfare Guidance Affecting Health Plans and Insurance Coverage, Employee Benefits Update (March 2018)

Key Features of the Tax Reform Bill that Could Affect Your Benefit Plans and Executive Compensation Practices, Employee Benefits Update (November 2017)

IRS Announces 2018 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (October 2017)

Unpacking the ACA Executive Order and Other Recent Developments Affecting Your Health and Welfare Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (October 2017)

10 Key Things About Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability, Employee Benefits Update (July 2017)

Key Features of the American Health Care Act Affecting Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, Employee Benefits Update (May 2017)

DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay to Fiduciary Rule, Employee Benefits Update (March 2017)

Proposed Regulations Permitting Forfeitures to Fund Safe Harbor and Corrective Contributions, Employee Benefits Update (February 2017)

2017 Benefits Compliance Calendar for Calendar Year Plans, Employee Benefits Update (January 2017)

Responding to the ACA Executive Order, Employee Benefits Update (January 2017)

A Roundup of Recent Guidance Affecting Your Health and Welfare Plans, Employee Benefits Update (January 2017)

2016 Year-End Compliance Checklist, Employee Benefits Update (November 2016)

IRS Issues 2017 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (October 2016)

New Section 409A Rules Impact Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Employee Benefits Update (July 2016)

EEOC Releases Final Regulations on Employer Wellness Programs, Employee Benefits Update (May 2016)

Court Decisions Highlight the Need for Plan Sponsors to Review Recovery and Anti-Assignment Provisions, Employee Benefits Update (March 2016)

Recent ACA Guidance Provides Needed Relief for Health and Welfare Plan Sponsors, Employee Benefits Update (February 2016)

IRS Issues Welcome Guidance on Safe Harbor Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits Update (February 2016)

Time to Review Your Employee Compensation Arrangements, Employee Benefits Update (December 2015)

2015 Year-End Compliance Checklist, Employee Benefits Update (November 2015)

IRS Announces 2016 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (October 2015)

Roundup of Recent Developments Affecting Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits Update (July 2015)

Important New Developments Affecting Health and Welfare Plans, Employee Benefits Update (July 2015)

Retirement Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Duties Following Tibble v. Edison Int’l, Employee Benefits Update (May 2015)

Recent Developments Affecting Retiree Health Coverage, Employee Benefits Update (April 2015)

Recent Case Highlights Potential Liability of Employers for Administrative Errors in Deferred Compensation Plans, Employee Benefits Update (April 2015)

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Key Retirement Initiatives, Employee Benefits Update (February 2015)

Time to Prepare for New Affordable Care Act Information Reporting Requirements, Employee Benefits Update (February 2015)

Year-End Compliance Checklist for Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (November 2014)

IRS Announces 2015 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (October 2014)

Updated Model COBRA and CHIP Notices, Employee Benefits Update (June 2014)

New Guidance for Treatment of Same-Sex Spouses Under Employee Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (April 2014)

IRS Announces New Two-Year Period for Employers to Update Their Adoption Agreement, Employee Benefits Update (April 2014)

New Information Reporting Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits Update (March 2014)

New Guidance on Limited Benefit Programs That May Be Exempt from Health Reform and Certain HIPAA Requirements, Employee Benefits Update (March 2014)

Counting Your Full-Time Employees and Permitted Waiting Periods Under the Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits Update (March 2014)

Year-End Compliance Checklist for Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (November 2013)

IRS Relaxes Use It or Lose It Rule for Health Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Benefits Update (November 2013)

IRS Announces 2014 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (November 2013)

New Guidance About the Impact of Same-Sex Marriage On Your Employee Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (October 2013)

Deadlines Approaching for Providing Required Notices of Privacy Practices and Notices of Health Insurance, Employee Benefits Update (September 2013)

Plan Sponsors Get Slight Delay in Annual Issuance of Fee Disclosure Comparative Charts, Employee Benefits Update (September 2013)

The Impact of the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision On Your Employee Benefit Plans and Policies, Employee Benefits Update (July 2013)

July 31st Deadline for Initial PCOR Fee Payment and New IRS Filing, Employee Benefits Update (July 2013)

Employer Mandate Under Health Reform Delayed Until 2015, Employee Benefits Update (July 2013)

Updated Model COBRA Notice, Employee Benefits Update (May 2013)

DOL Issues Model Notices on Health Exchanges, Employee Benefits Update (May 2013)

New Guidance on Target Date Retirement Funds and Considerations for ERISA Plan Fiduciaries, Employee Benefits Update (March 2013)

The Potential Impact of Sequestration on FLSA-Exempt Employees and Employee Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (February 2013)

Upcoming ISO and ESPP Reporting Deadlines, Employee Benefits Update (January 2013)

Year-End Compliance Checklist for Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (November 2012)

Health Plan Checklist for Open Enrollment Season and Beyond,  Employee Benefits Update (October 2012)

Important Changes in 2013 Affecting Social Security and Medicare Taxes,Employee Benefits Update (October 2012)

2013 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (October 2012)

Important Update Affecting Severance Agreements, Employee Benefits Update (September 2012)

Don’t Cash Your MLR Rebate Check Before You Understand Your Legal Duties, Employee Benefits Update (August 2012)

Health Flexible Spending Accounts Must Be Amended to Reflect $2,500 Limit Taking Effect in 2013, Employee Benefits Update (July 2012)

Key Pension Provisions of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 and Recent IRS Guidance Affected Defined Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Update (July 2012)

DOL Rules That Certain Tax-Exempt Organization 403(b) Plans Are No Longer Exempt from ERISA, Employee Benefits Update (July 2012)

IRS Issues Correction Procedures for Certain Plan Document Failures and Excuses Others (Notice 2010-6) (March 2010)

2006 Qualified Plan Year-End Update (November 2006)

Professional/Continuing Legal Education Presentations

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Fees, Benchmarking, and Best Practices: Steps You Should Take to Protect your Retirement Plans (May 2018)

VBA 47th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law: Employee Benefits for Employment Lawyers (September 2017)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: The Service Contract Act: Labor and Benefits Compliance for Federal Contractors (with USI Insurance) (June 2017)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Employee Benefit Trends for 2017: Hot Topics for Every HR Professional (May 2017)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Hot Topics in Employee Benefits: What Every HR Professional Should Know For 2016 (April 2016)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Responding to the Affordable Care Act: Steps for 2016 and Beyond (April 2015)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Key Benefit Trends for 2014: What Every HR Professional Should Know (April 2014)

IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Hot Topics in Employee Benefits – What Every HR Professional Should Know For 2013 (April 2013)