Brandon Román advises a wide array of domestic and international clients on tax, financial services, and employee benefits policy and regulatory issues.
His practice is focused on assisting clients in developing comprehensive strategies to further their legislative and regulatory interests before Congress and various regulatory agencies, including the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor, and Employee Benefits Security Administration, among others.
Upon joining the firm, Brandon began representing clients on a number of issues related to the regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. More recently, he has played a key role with the development and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986); the various economic relief packages enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and the Inflation Reduction Act (landmark legislation aimed at reducing inflation and investing in clean energy and climate resilience).
Additionally, Brandon provides policy and regulatory counsel to clients on an array of employee benefits issues. He was actively engaged with the development and implementation of provisions in the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act (the most significant retirement legislation since 2006) that created the “pooled employer plan” (PEP) concept, a defined contribution plan in which multiple employers can participate. Brandon also successfully advocated for inclusion in SECURE 2.0 provisions that allow 403(b) plans to participate in a PEP and to invest in collective investment trusts (CITs). As part of providing assistance to clients with regulatory implementation of these provisions, he is advocating for legislative relief that is necessary to correct certain issues that exist under current law so that these policies are implemented in a way that is consistent with legislative intent.
Brandon also assists various nonprofit organizations with their corporate formation, including assistance with obtaining tax-exempt status with the IRS and state-level tax regulators. In addition, he advises pension/retirement plans, charities, trade associations, and other non-profit entities on corporate governance and compliance issues, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy.
Brandon is an active member of various community and firm diversity initiatives for both LGBTQ+ and Latinx lawyers. He is co-chair of the firm’s LBGTQ+ Employee Resources Group and a member of both the firm’s recruiting committee and the advisory committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.