September 03, 2019 Issue: Fall 2019

About This Issue

The leaves begin to turn, the annual ABA convention and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel annual meeting and induction dinner are behind us. We are a quarter of the way through the professional football season and recently on te same Sunday neither Patrick Mahomes nor Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass but both their teams won anyway. Your Newsletter is temporarily down an editor with the departure of Ann Lofton from PBGC but we shall continue on as vetting of a new government editor continues. We table our musings on these issues and others because it is time for the third 2019 edition of the EBC Newsletter. Our continuing efforts to address a broad spectrum of issues and developments of interest bring you the following offerings in this edition:

  • Our annual fall feature “Circuit Round Up” is brought to us this year by our former editorial colleague Michelle Roberts of Kantor and Kantor, LLP who offers items of interest from the courts since our Mid-Winter Meeting;
  • Camille Castro provides some insights on the inner workings of PBGC in her piece;
  • Jim Nelson of Greenberg Traurig steps out of his role as editor to offer the first of a two-part article “ERISA Re-classification of Independent Contractors.” In this installment, he explores some constitutional questions with the reclassification process;
  • The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel completed its 20th Annual Induction Dinner and Meeting and the new members are introduced to you here;  and 
  • The ever popular As we go to e-Press” returns.

The members of the editorial board remain keenly interested in your feedback on whether we are capturing what you would like to see in your newsletter.  They would also be delighted to discuss article ideas you may have.  Those with thoughts on issues they would like to see addressed and/or thoughts on articles should contact one of the editors.