Dominic DeMatties

Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

Contact Information
Thompson Hine LLP
1919 M St. NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-973-2744
Dominic DeMatties is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Team. Dominic focuses on the design and compliance of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. He has significant practical and policy experience related to 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and defined benefit plans, in particular those that provide for shared risk such as cash balance plans, variable annuity plans and multiemployer plans. Dominic also has significant experience with employee benefits matters arising in mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Alston & Bird, Dominic served as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Benefits Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that role, Dominic helped develop tax policies and guidance related to qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. His work focused on guidance and policy related to ESOPs, hybrid pension plans, governmental plans, 409A, 457(f), nondiscrimination, multiemployer plans and a variety of issues relating to single-employer defined benefit plans. His work included close collaboration with attorneys from the Office of Chief Counsel at the IRS, as well as with IRS actuaries and professionals at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Department of Labor. Dominic played a leading role in developing regulations and other guidance implementing the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 and providing legal advice to the team that analyzes applications received under the law.


Fiduciary Responsibility: I am a Fiduciary Now What? 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2021)

Stay in Your Lane: How Not to (Inadvertently) Become a Fiduciary 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 21, 2020)

Finding Nemo: Lost Participants and Related Plan Administration Issues 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2018)

State Run Plans vs. Open Multiple Employer Plans 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

Keeping Your Guard Up - Fiduciary Issues in DC Plans 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

Missing Participants 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Embracing Rejection: SOB Letters 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2017)

Partitions, Suspensions, and Applicants' Experience 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 04, 2017)

Missing Participants and Post-NRA Issues 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)