January 8, 2021 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy!

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Stradley Ronon: New COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Several Tax Provisions
  • Stradley Ronon: A Framework for the DOL’s New Proxy Voting Rule
  • Stradley Ronon: COVID-19 Vaccination: Five Steps for Employers Now
  • 100 Women in Finance Webinar: Post-Election Legislative Outlook: What Lies Ahead?
  • WDCCRT Web Event: Noteworthy SEC 2020 Rulemakings
  • ACG: Winter Summit
  • ACG: Joint Chapter Virtual Networking


Stradley Ronon: New COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Several Tax Provisions
December 30, 2020

President Trump Signs COVID Relief Legislation

On Sunday, Dec. 27, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021), which serves as a vehicle to fund the federal government, as well as provide relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two divisions of the Act that address the main tax changes discussed herein are the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR) (Division EE of the CAA 2021) and the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) (Division N, Title II, Subtitle B of the CAA 2021). (References to the Code below are references to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Section references below are references to sections of the CAA 2021.) See our ongoing coverage of COVID related legislation and guidance, like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), here.

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Stradley Ronon: A Framework for the DOL’s New Proxy Voting Rule
January 7, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a rulemaking that pertains to proxy voting and the exercise of other shareholder rights with respect to employee benefit plans subject to the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). The rule applies to plans directly, as well as to commingled investment funds that hold “plan assets.” Plan sponsors, investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other service providers that either exercise shareholder rights on behalf of plans or who appoint those who do should pay particular attention to this final rule.

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Stradley Ronon: COVID-19 Vaccination: Five Steps for Employers Now
January 07, 2021

Vaccination against COVID-19 means countless lives will be saved, and we now have an attainable path forward to truly combat the pandemic. Employers already play a vital role in stopping the spread through workplace safety protocols, and the next step will be adopting vaccination programs. Every business can start laying the foundation now for a vaccination strategy flexible enough to evolve over time. This article outlines five steps for employers to take now in connection with COVID-19 vaccination.

To read more, click here.


Chicago Financial Women Book Club Series
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 4:30 P.M. CDT

Join Chicago Financial Women and New York Times Best Selling author, Janice Kaplan, on Tuesday, January 12th (4:30 p.m.), as we kickoff our CFW Book Club Series with The Gratitude Diaries: How a year of looking on the bright side can transform your life. One New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next twelve months will have less to do with the events that occur than with her own attitude and perspective.  Here’s a link to register for the event: (Eventbrite_CFW_The Gratitude Diaries with Janice Kaplan)! We’re excited to connect with you virtually at our first event of the year!  

100 Women in Finance Webinar: Post-Election Legislative Outlook: What Lies Ahead?
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:30 P.M. CDT

The new Administration has prioritized managing the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery. The slim majorities in both the House and Senate will create a more difficult environment for major health care and tax policy changes without strong bi-partisan support.

What is the post-election legislative outlook for economic stimulus, regulation of the financial markets and tax policy? Consider the impact of the policy and regulatory changes your firm and your clients may soon face. Take a deeper dive to learn what lies ahead and how you can prepare for these scenarios.


  • Jennifer Acuña, KPMG LLP
  • John Gimigliano, KPMG LLP
  • Lisa David (Moderator),eCapital Advisor

Please email your questions to mn@100women.org by Monday, January 11, 2021 or you may submit them during the webinar.

100WF provides Non-Member Guest RSVPs to selected events as a courtesy to non-members who are interested in our organization. Members may bring a non-member guest to this event.

For more information, click here.

WDCCRT Web Event: Noteworthy SEC 2020 Rulemakings
Thursday, January 14th, 2021, 3:30-5:00 P.M. CDT

Join us for a virtual meeting with Christine Ayako Schleppegrell, Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Private Funds Branch. Christine will discuss noteworthy 2020 rulemakings and SEC initiatives impacting investment advisers and private funds, including the new marketing rule.  The event will be moderated by Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon and Marina Baranovsky of Scitus Consulting.

WDCCRT Members can RSVP at contact@wdccrt.org by COB January 7th, 2021 to receive log-in information.

WDCCRT has grown significantly and in order to make the group beneficial to all members, it is vital we have members that help us maintain a diverse, balanced skill set. Non-member in-house CCOs, CFOs, GCs and COOs interested in becoming members are invited to RSVP to hear about a special membership offer after the event.

RSVP: contact@wdccrt.org

ACG: Winter Summit
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

This new year, access our global community of peers.

Join ACG Winter Summit registrants as they begin pre-scheduling meetings via ACG Access, our custom-built meeting scheduler. In addition to an opportunity to pre-schedule meetings for the single-day virtual event taking place on January 27, you can personalize your schedules and filter options to connect with the right people. All with a mere click of your computer mouse.

ACG Access, sponsored by S&P Global Market Intelligence, is your home base throughout to ACG Winter Summit. Find the right people, make meaningful meetings and manage interactions with ACG members and invited guests. Want to register? Easy. Become an active member and attend the event AT NO COST!**

Within ACG Access, summit registrants will be able to:

  • Book quality appointments, focused on business development, dealmaking and more
  • Download your schedule to your business calendar
  • Explore the attendee list using the easy-to-navigate appointment system and its demographic filtering tools
  • Expansion of one-on-one meetings, allowing for team-on-team meetings

Don’t settle for a good virtual event. Register for a great virtual event. Become a member and register for the ACG Winter Summit.

**After officially becoming an ACG member, you’ll receive an email within two days of joining that’ll include a complimentary registration code. After you’ve registered, please allow 24 hours for your profile to populate within ACG Access.

For more information, click here.

ACG: Joint Chapter Virtual Networking
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:30 P.M. CDT
@Zoom Meeting

ACG Chicago and ACG Los Angeles invite you to an exclusive networking event featuring M&A professionals from two of ACG’s premiere chapters! Attendees will rotate through three 15-minute breakout rooms to meet with colleagues, connect with new contacts, and refresh their professional network.

We all look forward to the return of in-person events. In the meantime, take advantage of your current ACG membership and get involved!

For more information, click here.

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