Kent A. Mason

Washington, DC

Kent Mason is a partner in the law firm of Davis & Harman LLP. He practices exclusively in the employee benefits area and works primarily with major employers, large plans, and national vendors of retirement plan services. Mr. Mason advises on the full range of employee benefits issues, including all types of retirement plans, deferred compensation arrangements, health and life insurance for employees and retirees, COBRA, VEBAs, and cafeteria plans. In his practice, Mr. Mason frequently represents clients before the IRS, Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Mason also works extensively for trade associations on legislative and administrative issues affecting retirement plans and other employee benefits. Mr. Mason served as a Legislation-Attorney for the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, and as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. While with the government, Mr. Mason focused on the taxation of retirement plans, health plans, and other employee benefits. Mr. Mason is a member of the District of Columbia and Georgia Bar Associations and he was elected to the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.