Daniel T. Sulton

Shareholder Greenville

Daniel is a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group and focuses his practice in the area of employee benefit plan compliance and litigation.  Daniel brings a unique perspective to his practice, having worked in human resources as a manager of employee benefit plans and payroll, in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company and in private practice.  His experience serves his clients well as he advises employers on all aspects of health and welfare plan design, strategy and administration.  He also counsels employers on retirement and executive compensation issues and represents clients in benefit plan litigation.

Daniel is a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics and has been quoted in several national publications, including the National Law Journal, EmployeeBenefit News and Inside Counsel.


Experience

  • Assisted large public and private companies develop and implement health care reform compliance strategy.
  • Successfully assisted national client resolve HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule complaint and investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
  • Assisted educational institutions draft compliant 403(b) plan documents.
  • Advised employers and large professional employer organizations regarding the formation and administration of multiple employer welfare arrangements.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • South Carolina Bar (Labor and Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association (Employee Benefits Committee)
  • National Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • South Carolina Black Lawyers Association

Speeches:

  • Performance Driven Forum - ''Making The Tough Call: Real World Ethical Dilemmas For In-House Counsel'' - Greer - June 22, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - '''Leave' My Benefits Alone—Managing Employees on Leave'' - San Diego - May 05, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium - ''An Ounce of Prevention: How Successful Wellness Programs Can Steer Clear of Legal Complications'' - Austin - March 22, 2017
  • CAI Labor & Employment Law Update - ''Employee Benefits Update'' - Raleigh - May 14, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Creating a Healthy Future: Wellness Plans Continue to Evolve'' - Las Vegas - May 07, 2014
  • Employment Law Briefing - ''Healthcare Reform Update'' - Spartanburg - March 27, 2014
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers Employer Summit - ''Healthcare Reform and Employment Strategies'' - Washington, D.C. - March 25, 2014
  • South Carolina Association of Corporate Counsel Update - ''The Demise of DOMA: Implications for the Workplace'' - Columbia - February 27, 2014
  • HR Law Update - ''Workplace Wellness Programs Got You Worried?'' - Greenville - February 25, 2014
  • Upstate Employers Network Half-Day Seminar - ''Obamacare is Here - Now What?'' - Greer - November 15, 2013
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Reform Conference - ''Employer Mandate: What Do I Do Now?'' - Columbia - October 29, 2013
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities - Human Resources Group Meeting - ''Human Resources Legal Update'' - Greenville - September 25, 2013
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators - Fall Personnel Conference - ''Healthcare Reform - Are You Ready?'' - Greenville - September 13, 2013
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators Meeting - ''Healthcare Reform: Preparation & Implementation'' - Columbia - July 18, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - '''Carrots,' 'Sticks,' and Laws: Workplace Wellness Programs'' - New Orleans - May 10, 2013
  • Employee Association of South Carolina Seminar - ''Preparing for Full Implementation of Healthcare Reform'' - Columbia - April 23, 2013
  • Spartanburg Breakfast Briefing - ''Complying with the Affordable Care Act'' - Spartanburg - March 21, 2013
  • South Carolina Association of Corporate Counsel Labor and Employment Law Update - ''Getting Ready for the Affordable Care Act - Managing the Mandate Maze'' - Greenville - February 28, 2013
  • Upstate Employers Network Healthcare Reform Workshop - ''Preparing for Full Implementation of Healthcare Reform'' - Greer - January 30, 2013
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Your Employee's Health Is Your Business'' - Greenville - February 28, 2012
  • HR Forum - ''Managing Employee Leaves Of Absence'' - Greenville - June 10, 2011
  • 11th Annual Tri-State HR & Management Conference - ''HIPAA: What Changes Have Been Made?'' - Greenville - August 26, 2009
  • Greater New York Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar - ''Weathering The Great Recession: Modifying Compensation And Benefit Programs While Retaining Your Key Employees'' - New York - June 01, 2009

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Media Quotes

March 11, 2014 - Workforce - "The Dangers of Being Obtuse About Obesity"
April 26, 2010 - HR News (SHRM) - "Whistle-Blower Protections Tucked Into Health Reform Law"

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