Dwayne O. Littauer

Experience

Mr. Littauer joined the firm in 1989, and his experience covers the full range of employee benefits matters. Currently, his work is devoted principally to counseling executive and middle management in establishing and administering employee benefit plans, including health, disability, retirement, and cafeteria plans. He provides advice and assistance concerning qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, and defined contribution/defined pension plans; withdrawal liability; COBRA; employee stock ownership plans; executive deferred compensation programs; and tax withholding issues and related independent contractor/employee determinations. Mr. Littauer assists management in resolving benefits controversies with employees. He is actively engaged in defending companies in court and before administrative agencies against benefit and fiduciary claims, including those arising under health, disability, life insurance, severance, retirement, and other benefit plans. He also is experienced in defense of ERISA claims and lawsuits based upon allegations of discrimination.

Among industries and businesses which he has represented are hospitals, banks, mining, energy, petroleum, chemicals, paper, metal fabrication, furniture, computers, food processing, hotels, restaurants, retail and wholesale, funeral homes, construction, transportation, trucking, and waste disposal.

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation, 1984
(Graduate Editor of the Tax Law Review)
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1983
(Associate Editor of the Alabama Law Review)
The College of William and Mary, B.A., with honors, 1980
Designated as a Board Certified Tax Attorney by the Louisiana
Bar Association Specialization Board (Taxation), 1990

Memberships

American Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section)
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association

Admitted

Alabama, 1983
Louisiana, 1984
U.S. Tax Court, 1984
Texas, 1986

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