Kent Mason

Davis & Harman LLP

Kent advises Davis & Harman LLP clients in the retirement savings area. He works primarily with major employers, large plans, and national vendors of retirement plan services. He is an expert in the full range of retirement savings issues—including all types of retirement plans, IRAs, and deferred compensation arrangements—with respect to tax, ERISA, and PBGC matters.

Kent frequently represents clients before Congress, the IRS, Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He also works extensively for trade associations on legislative and administrative issues affecting retirement savings.

Prior to joining Davis & Harman, Kent 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 US Department of the Treasury. While with the government, he focused on retirement plans, health plans, and other employee benefits. After law school, he served as a Law Clerk for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

J.D., University of Pennsylvania (1980) magna cum laude
B.A., Amherst College (1976) magna cum laude

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