Clients call on Fahad for his technical and practical experience to resolve retirement plan issues such as plan design, qualification and compliance issues under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. He draws on his prior experience as a retirement actuary, which makes him uniquely qualified to advise clients on funding and benefit administration issues for defined benefit plans. Fahad Saghir is counsel in Alston & Bird's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group whose practice is primarily focused on qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including single-employer, multiemployer and multiple employer plans. As an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a former retirement actuary, Fahad has a unique comprehension of complex issues involving defined benefit plans. Fahad advises clients on a variety of issues facing plan sponsors and fiduciaries, including plan amendments, plan administration, nondiscrimination, funding, and benefit restriction rules under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.