Bruce assists plan service providers, including registered investment advisors (RIAs), independent record-keepers, third-party administrators, broker-dealers and insurance companies, in fulfilling their obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Bruce also advises and defends fiduciaries on their obligations and liabilities, helps public and private sector plans and their sponsors negotiate the resolution of plan qualification issues under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) remedial correction programs, and structures qualified plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.
Combining his employee benefits and transactional experience, Bruce is active in the installation and funding of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
Bruce contributes to the firm’s Broker-Dealer Law blog, which provides practical insights on litigation, regulatory, compliance and fiduciary issues impacting broker-dealers. He is a frequent contributor to various tax and pension publications. Additionally, Bruce speaks frequently on employee benefits issues ranging from fiduciary responsibility to ESOPs, including at conferences sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and other organizations.