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Stephen R.Penrod

PartnerStephen.Penrod@ThompsonHine.com
Cleveland

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Stephen R.Penrod

Partner

Focus Areas

  • “COVID-19 and Return to Work Policies: Vaccination Requirements, Leave Requests, Workers’ Compensation,” Strafford Webinar, April 13, 2021
  • “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Ensuring Your Benefit Programs Support and Promote Inclusion and Diversity,” Webinar, Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, February 11, 2021
  • Retirement Plans Update Webinar, Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Annual Legal and Regulatory Update, May 14, 2020
  • “Coronavirus in the Workplace: Responding to the Current Outbreak and Planning for the Next Pandemic,” Strafford Webinar, April 5, 2020
  • “COVID-19 Implications: For Employers and Employees,” Health Action Counsel, March 24, 2020
  • “COVID-19: Planning Considerations for Employers,” Thompson Hine Webinar, March 10, 2020
  • “20/20 Vision: A Clearer Picture of the Retirement Plan Landscape in the Coming Year,” Thompson Hine’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, November 12, 2019
  • “Preparing for 2019: Retirement Plan Opportunities,” Thompson Hine Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, October 29, 2018
  • “Employee Benefits – The Trump Impact,” Thompson Hine Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, November 8, 2017
  • “The Trump Impact – The Potential Effect on Law and Policy,” March 1 and March 8, 2017
  • “Post Presidential Election Legislative Agenda,” Health Action Council webinar, December 8, 2016
  • “Employee Benefits 2016 Grab Bag,” Thompson Hine’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, October 27, 2016
  • “Hot Topics in Employee Benefits Law,” Thompson Hine Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, November 3, 2015
  • “Private Exchanges II – Assessing the Employer Experience, A Consultant/Employer Panel” Moderator, The Cleveland Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Cleveland, Ohio, April 16, 2015
  • “Private Exchanges – What Employers Need to Know,” Thompson Hine Annual Labor & Employment Seminar; November 5, 2014
  • “Private Exchanges – A Panel of Options,” Moderator, Joint Program Sponsored by The Cleveland Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network and the Health Action Council, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2014
  • “Wellness Programs and Health Care Reform” and “HR Legal Update – Pop Quiz,” Thompson Hine’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Cleveland, November 2013
  • “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for Financial Advisors,” CFA Society Cleveland, Cleveland, February 2013
  • “A Discussion of the Flurry of Guidance on Health Care Reform,” Northeast Ohio Chapter – International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Cleveland, February 2013
  • “Ensuring the Legal ‘Wellness’ of Your Wellness Program,” Thompson Hine LLP Hot Topics in Employment Law, Cleveland, December 2012
  • “Global Benefits Governance: Why It’s Important and How It Can Protect Your Organization,” Oswald’s Global Benefits Symposium, Cleveland, June 2012
  • “Avoiding Pitfalls: A Checklist of Employment & Benefits Issues to Consider in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Thompson Hine LLP Breakfast Briefings, Cleveland, Independence and Akron, Ohio, May 2012
  • “Traps for the Unwary: Fiduciary Responsibility in Everyday Plan Administration,” The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, Cincinnati Pension Conference, Covington, Kentucky, November 2011
  • “Tales from the Crypt X: To Insure or Self-Insure, That is Not the Only Question!”, The Cleveland Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Cleveland,  October 2011
  • “Health Care Reform,” Thompson Hine LLP Cleveland Labor & Employment Law Briefing, Cleveland, December 2010
  • “Welfare & Fringe Benefit Plans,” The Cleveland Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Benefits Boot Camp, Cleveland, June 2010
  • “Share Plans and the Prospectus Directive: Tips, Tricks and Traps from the Non-EU Issuer’s Perspective,” Panel discussion at the Global Equity Organization annual conference, 2007
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2018

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • WEB (Worldwide Employee Benefits) Network

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2000,
    summa cum laude
  • College of Wooster, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
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