David M. Spaulding


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email:  dspaulding@hcnwf-law.com
direct:  720 390 3462
David Spaulding's experience covers a wide range of employee benefits matters, including the design, implementation, communication, administration and amendment of all types of tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, equity-based compensation plans, and health and welfare plans.
He advises clients on issues related to nonqualified and tax-qualified benefit arrangements including ERISA, IRC Section 409A and multidisciplinary issues involving corporate, securities and tax laws relating to employee benefits. Mr. Spaulding has experience with retirement; welfare and fringe benefits; design, administration and disclosure matters for domestic and international equity-based compensation plans; reporting and payroll tax withholding requirements related to compensation and benefits. In the context of mergers and acquisitions, he conducts due diligence, negotiates agreement terms, and advises on post-merger integration issues.
Prior to joining HCNWF, Mr. Spaulding was a partner in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and before Brownstein was counsel in the ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation practice groups in Mayer Brown's Palo Alto office.
  • Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP, Partner 2017 - present
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Partner 2005 - 2006; 2012 - 2016
  • Mayer Brown, Of Counsel 2006 - 2012
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (formerly Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons), Associate 2002 - 2003
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP, 1997 – 2002; 2003 – 2005
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee & Development Committee, Denver Urban Scholars
  • Colorado
  • California
  • 1997, LL.M., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 1995, J.D., Tulane University Law School
  • 1991, B.B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans