Roland G. Simpson has practiced for more than forty years in the areas of employee benefits, fiduciary responsibility, multiemployer plans and executive compensation. He is Vice President of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the College's Board of Governors. Mr. Simpson represents employers and plan fiduciaries nationwide regarding qualified retirement and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, welfare plans and the benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He defends plans, fiduciaries and employers against actions by participants for benefits and breach of fiduciary responsibility and claims by multiemployer plans for withdrawal liability. Mr. Simpson advises employers and executives regarding executive compensation and employment agreements..
Mr. Simpson is an adjunct professor in the LL.M. (Taxation) program of Loyola Law School|Los Angeles teaching the program’s courses on Employee Pensions and Benefits and on Executive Compensation. From 1982-1999, Mr. Simpson was an adjunct professor in Golden Gate University's Graduate School of Taxation, teaching courses on qualified retirement plans, taxation of executive compensation, retirement plan distributions and the income taxation of trusts and estates.
Mr. Simpson has been an author and lecturer in the areas of his expertise for programs sponsored by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, the USC Institute on Federal Taxation, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the Society of Certified Employee Benefits Plan Specialists, the Institute for Business Law, the California Bankers Association Bank Counsel Seminar and the Taxation Sections of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.