Seyfarth Shaw LLP has added Nicole Bogard as a partner with the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department in Atlanta. She has nearly two decades of experience in the health and welfare benefits arena, regularly representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. Bogard has represented employers on compliance issues related to COBRA administration, HRAs and HSAs and also has experience counseling clients on the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of health and welfare plans, flexible benefits plans, wellness and severance programs and Voluntary Employee Benefits Associations. Allied National, Inc. CEO Bill Ashley was honored as Person of the Year at Munich Health North America’s annual Health Care Symposium which was held at the end of March in Scottsdale, Ariz. The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans honored Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, with this year’s Public Service Award at the Washington Legislative Update conference in Washington, D.C. Strategic Employee Benefit Services of the Carolinas, Inc. announces it will change its name effective May 1, 2012 to Employee Benefit Advisors of the Carolinas, LLC.  This change is part of a larger rebranding effort to emphasize the company’s commitment to providing clients with expert advice and guidance as well as the latest benefit solutions and tools. DCAdvisors, a retirement plan, investment strategy and plan governance consulting firm announces that industry veteran John Rowe has joined their client consulting group as well as the firm’s leadership team. He has served in a variety of market-facing roles throughout his 30-year career. His professional experience includes senior leadership roles in business development, client management and product development while working at American Express (now Ameriprise), Merrill Lynch, Genworth and MetLife. Morrison & Foerster has added Domnick Bozzetti, a highly experienced federal tax compensation and employee benefits attorney, as a partner in its NY office’s Tax Group. He was previously a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf. In his new role he regularly advises on complex compensation matters that arise during a merger or acquisition as well as counsels public companies on ongoing executive comp issues, including disclosures for annual and merger-related proxy statements, as well as in connection with securities transactions. … Duane Morris LLP announced today that it is adding 16 Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers to the firm, with extensive experience in areas such as corporate, insurance regulatory, energy, trial, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, tax and employee benefits. The lawyers will join Duane Morris in the New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices. 

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