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Alan B. Cabral

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5252
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Mr. Cabral is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.  His practice focuses on all areas of employee benefits with an emphasis on the representation of multiemployer and public sector pension and welfare funds.  In addition to advising clients regarding the tax qualification requirements for defined benefit and defined contribution plans, Mr. Cabral works in the areas of fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions, contractual arrangements with third-party providers, health reform, reporting requirements, DOL and IRS audits, withdrawal liability, funding requirements under the Pension Protection Act, participant communications, and benefit claims.  Mr. Cabral regularly attends trustees meetings for the funds he represents, and has extensive, long-term experience in acting as fund co-counsel in the context of board meetings, caucuses, and subcommittee meetings.

Mr. Cabral also has extensive experience with plan investments.  He reviews document sets for private equity, hedge fund, and pooled real estate investments, and has negotiated numerous side letters to clarify terms and provide additional protections for pension fund clients.  He has also negotiated or supervised negotiations with numerous financial institutions with respect to pension fund investments in separate accounts and group trusts.  Amounts involved in each investment transaction typically range from $25 million to $200 million.  Mr. Cabral also has extensive experience negotiating securities lending agreements on behalf of private and public sector pension funds.

Mr. Cabral is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.  His practice focuses on all areas of employee benefits with an emphasis on the representation of multiemployer and public sector pension and welfare funds.  In addition to advising clients regarding the tax qualification requirements for defined benefit and defined contribution plans, Mr. Cabral works in the areas of fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions, contractual arrangements with third-party providers, health reform, reporting requirements, DOL and IRS audits, withdrawal liability, funding requirements under the Pension Protection Act, participant communications, and benefit claims.  Mr. Cabral regularly attends trustees meetings for the funds he represents, and has extensive, long-term experience in acting as fund co-counsel in the context of board meetings, caucuses, and subcommittee meetings.

Mr. Cabral also has extensive experience with plan investments.  He reviews document sets for private equity, hedge fund, and pooled real estate investments, and has negotiated numerous side letters to clarify terms and provide additional protections for pension fund clients.  He has also negotiated or supervised negotiations with numerous financial institutions with respect to pension fund investments in separate accounts and group trusts.  Amounts involved in each investment transaction typically range from $25 million to $200 million.  Mr. Cabral also has extensive experience negotiating securities lending agreements on behalf of private and public sector pension funds.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1995)
  • M.A., San Francisco State University (1990)
  • B.A., St. John's College (1983)

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Presentations

  • “ACA and Collective Bargaining,” 59th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Oct. 20-23, 2013)
  • “Impact of Employer Shared Responsibility Regulations on Multiemployer Plans.” Testimony before the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC (April 23, 2013)
  • “Negotiating Difficult Service Provider Agreements (PBM, TPA and Software),” 58th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Nov. 12-14, 2012)
  • “Getting Green and Staying Green,” 58th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Nov. 12-14, 2012)

Publications

  • “Securities Lending: The New Landscape,” Journal of Pension Benefits (Winter 2008)
  • Co-author, “PBGC Proposed Regulations—Withdrawal Liability,” Journal of Pension Benefits (Spring 2008)
  • “COBRA for State and Local Governmental Plans,” International Foundation’s Employee Benefits Journal (December 2003)
  • Co-author, “Plan Expenses for Multiemployer Pension and Welfare Plans: A Comparative Survey,” Journal of Pension Benefits (Winter 2003)