David Weingarten has extensive experience working with tax-qualified plans, focusing primarily on designing and drafting plan documents as well as assisting clients with compliance issues. Specifically, Mr. Weingarten’s tax- qualified plan practice is comprised of advising clients on tax qualification rules, reporting and disclosure requirements, and audits by government agencies. He regularly represents clients before the IRS on a wide range of matters, including correction of plan failures under the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). Mr. Weingarten frequently works on issues relating to the single-employer and multiemployer plan termination insurance programs under Title IV of ERISA.
Prior to joining Slevin & Hart, P.C. in 2005, Mr. Weingarten was a shareholder in the law firm of Sanders, Schnabel & Brandenburg, P.C. in Washington, D.C. From 1975 until 1982, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) employed Mr. Weingarten as a Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. He also acted as an advisor to the PBGC Administrative Appeals Board and assisted in preparing a number of the regulations under Title IV of ERISA. In addition, Mr. Weingarten was a member of the PBGC task force that designed and drafted the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980.
Mr. Weingarten has served as the co-chair of the Subcommittee on PBGC and Termination of the Committee on Employee Benefits, Section on Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association. He was an adjunct professor for the Georgetown University School for Summer and Continuing Education, where he taught an introductory course on tax- qualified plans. Mr. Weingarten has been a speaker at several annual Enrolled Actuaries meetings in Washington, D.C. He has served as co-chair of and taught the D.C. Bar ERISA Basics course since November 2009.
Mr. Weingarten is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Illinois and New York. He received a B.A. with honors in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1975.
District of Columbia
University of Chicago, J.D., 1975
University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., with honors, 1972