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    ERISA Basics National Institute 6-Part Webinar Series

    American Bar Association, 1 PM EDT

    This program is designed to provide both information on the foundation of employee benefits laws, as well as the evolving concepts within the field. It is designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, litigators, and consultants of all levels, including those interested in obtaining foundational education in the area of ERISA. The panelists are all ERISA experts who will educate both on historical background and current developments in employee benefits law.

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    The focus of this program is on comprehensive ERISA topics including:

    ERISA Basics Concepts – Statutory Overview
    June 15, 1:00-2:20pm Eastern
    Delve into the details of ERISA, exploring and explaining its many provisions and obligations.

    Fiduciary Standards
    June 15, 3:00-5:05pm Eastern
    This session will cover one of the most intricate and important relationships in ERISA’s statutory scheme -- the fiduciary duty to plan participants -- and explain the duties required of ERISA fiduciaries.

    Minimum Standards for Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans
    June 16, 1:00-2:35pm Eastern
    Panelists will explain the intricate details of keeping retirement plans compliant with ERISA and the related provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Benefit Claims: Administrative Procedures & Litigation Overview
    June 16, 3:00-5:05pm Eastern
    The panel will examine the requirements for exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Department of Labor Regulations issued under Section 503 of ERISA, including critical timing, content, and strategy; the panel will also present on up-to-date topics that are frequently litigated in ERISA benefit claims, including on discovery, the standard of review, and bases for motions to dismiss and motions for attorneys’ fees.

    Remedies
    June 17, 1:00-2:35pm Eastern
    The panel will examine one of the topics frequently opined upon by the United States Supreme Court – the types of remedies available under ERISA.

    ERISA Ethical Issues and Concerns
    June 17, 3:00-4:35pm Eastern
    The panel will examine the unique ethics concerns of ERISA practitioners, including the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrines.

    Program Co-Chairs:

    • Cassie Springer Ayeni, Springer Ayeni, APLC, Oakland, CA
    • Benjamin Eisner, Spear Wilderman, PC, Philadelphia, PA
    • Aliya Robinson, ERIC, Washington, DC
    • Joanne Roskey, Government Attorney, Washington, DC

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jun 15 - 17, 2020

    2020-06-15T13:00:00-04:00 2020-06-17T16:35:00-04:00 ERISA Basics National Institute 6-Part Webinar Series

    This program is designed to provide both information on the foundation of employee benefits laws, as well as the evolving concepts within the field. It is designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists, private practitioners, litigators, and consultants of all levels, including those interested in obtaining foundational education in the area of ERISA. The panelists are all ERISA experts who will educate both on historical background and current developments in employee benefits law.

    American Bar Association

    Sponsors

    American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

    Joint Committee On Employee Benefits

    Section of Labor and Employment Law

    Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

    Section of Taxation

    Program Co-chairs

    Aliya Salima Robinson

    Benjamin Eisner

    Cassie Springer Ayeni

    Joanne Roskey

    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 10.25 hours of CLE credit (including 1.5 hour of Ethics) in 60-minute states and 12.30 hours of CLE credit (including 1.9 Ethics) in 50-minute states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences. *Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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