ASPPA Webcast: The Making of a Regulation: How Guidance Is Born

By ASPPA Net Staff • November 28, 2017 • 0 Comments
Available until May 1, 2019
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET

Speaker: Craig P. Hoffman, Esq., APM, General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs, American Retirement Association

Experience Level for Attendees: Intermediate

IRS Program Number: CZTXU-Q-00858-18-O

Webcast Outline: Coming Soon.


This webcast will cover how regulations (and other guidance) are made from concept through finalization. Who is involved at Treasury, IRS, and DOL will be discussed, along with what each does. How the political affiliation of the House, Senate, or Presidency impacts the regulatory process will be covered, along with how the guidance process is controlled by Federal law.

Key Takeaways:
1. Summarize how guidance is created by the various agencies from concept to publication
2. Realize the impact of the Administrative Procedures Act and other Federal laws
3. Appreciate the politics involved in the process and how it may impact guidance

Registration Deadlines: 
On-Demand: 5/1/2019

CE Credit: 1 ARA, 1 ERPA, 1 JBEA Noncore

About the Speaker:

Craig Hoffman, Esq., APM, is General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs for the American Retirement Association. He has previously served ASPPA as President, Co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and Co-chair of the Political Action Committee. Prior to joining ARA, Craig served as General Counsel for SunGard Relius LLC., and before that, was in private practice, specializing in the areas of taxation, ERISA, and employee benefits. He received both his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.

Individual Viewer Additional Viewers 
ASPPA Member: $57.50 ASPPA Member: $22.50
Non-Member: $95 Non-Member: $35

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