University of Chicago, J.D., 1975
University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., with honors, 1972
David Weingarten has extensive experience working with tax-qualified plans, focusing primarily on designing and drafting plan documents as well as assisting clients with compliance issues. Specifically, Mr. Weingarten’s tax- qualified plan practice is comprised of advising clients on merger and acquisition issues, reporting and disclosure requirements, and audits by government agencies. He regularly represents clients before the IRS on a wide range of matters, including determination letter requests. Mr. Weingarten has pursued numerous cases under the IRS Correction Program and frequently works on issues relating to the single-employer plan termination insurance program under Title IV of ERISA.
Prior to joining Slevin & Hart, P.C. in 2005, Mr. Weingarten was a shareholder in the law firm of Sanders, Schnabel & Brandenburg, P.C. in Washington, D.C. From 1975 until 1982, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) employed Mr. Weingarten as a Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, and he acted as an advisor to the PBGC Administrative Appeals Board. He assisted in preparing a number of the regulations under Title IV of ERISA and, in addition, was a member of the PBGC task force that drafted the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980.
Mr. Weingarten is active in the American Bar Association. He has served as the co-chair of the Subcommittee on PBGC and Termination of the Committee on Employee Benefits, Section on Labor and Employment Law. He was an adjunct professor for The Georgetown University School for Summer and Continuing Education, where he taught an introductory course on tax- qualified plans. Mr. Weingarten has been a speaker at several annual Enrolled Actuaries meetings in Washington, D.C. He has served as co-chair of and taught the D.C. Bar ERISA Basics course since November 2009.
Mr. Weingarten is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Illinois and New York. He received a B.A. with honors in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1975.