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Jason Kotlyarov


Cedar Rapids, IA

Practice Areas


Jason focuses his practice on representation of training funds for construction trades as well as other jointly managed multiemployer (“Taft-Hartley”) funds, including defined benefit, defined contribution and health and welfare funds. He provides comprehensive representation for multiemployer plans, including review and preparation of standards and policies, compliance with regulations and requirements issued by the Department of Labor, plan design and drafting, litigation in federal and state courts, and compliance with state law as well as ERISA, HIPAA, the Internal Revenue Code and other relevant federal law.
Additionally, Jason specializes in privacy and cybersecurity law. He drafts policies and procedures to ensure that his clients are in compliance with the rapidly changing state and federal requirements, and are prepared for breaches and events such as accidents or natural disasters. Jason also advises clients on best practices for meeting cybersecurity-related fiduciary responsibilities.

Publications & Media

Notable Cases:

  • Cupit v. Dry Basement, Inc., 592 S.W.3d 417 (Mo. App. W.D. 2020) 


  • Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (Co-Presenter), Supreme Court Docket Update CLE, Earl O’Connor Inn of Court, October 2021
  • Panel Call Recap: The Future of Apprenticeship Programs (Co-Presenter), Made In America Conference, June 2021
  • Introduction to Labor Law, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association CLE by the Hour, June 2019
  • Tax For Attorneys, MOBAR CLE: Coffee and Core Concepts, November 2018


  • Retirement Industry People Moves – PLANSPONSOR, October 1, 2021 (PDF)

  • Cybersecurity Issues for JATCs in the Digital Age, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Benefits Magazine, April 2021


  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2010
    • Juris Doctor, 2012
    • LL.M. in Taxation, 2013


Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Admissions & Associations


  • State Missouri
  • State of Iowa
  • Western District of Missouri
  • District of Kansas 
  • District of Nebraska
  • Northern District of Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Associations:

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Employment and Labor Law Committee Vice chair. 2018 – present
  • Earl O’Connor Inn of Court – Member
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance