2023 ERISA Litigation Update: DOL ESG Rule Lawsuit, Fiduciary Duty Claims, Legal Theories, and Tactics
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employee benefits counsel on recent ERISA litigation and key issues for plan sponsors and third-party administrators. The panel will discuss the recent lawsuit filed against the DOL regarding ESG rules, fiduciary duty claims, and benefits litigation procedures and best practices for employee benefits counsel.
- Recap of key 2022 court cases
- Recent DOL ESG rule lawsuit
- Other cases, legal theories, and tactics
- Best practices for counsel and fiduciaries
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What has been the impact of key 2022 ERISA litigation cases?
- What are legal theories and effective defense tactics used in recent cases?
- What is the extent of fiduciary duty liability under ERISA after recent cases involving plan transactions?
- Other cases and their impact on plan sponsors and administrators
James O. Fleckner
Mr. Fleckner is a nationally recognized leader in the field of ERISA litigation and heads the firm’s ERISA... | Read More
Mr. Fleckner is a nationally recognized leader in the field of ERISA litigation and heads the firm’s ERISA Litigation Practice. He focuses on complex commercial litigation, representing financial service providers and corporate clients in ERISA, securities and derivative class actions and in private civil litigation. He is renowned as a lecturer and author on ERISA and related litigation topics, and has presented at over 40 conferences across the U.S.Close
Partner and Co-Chair, ESG Risk and Investigations
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Ms. Hodge represents clients in internal and governmental investigations, corporate compliance and appellate litigation... | Read More
Ms. Hodge represents clients in internal and governmental investigations, corporate compliance and appellate litigation across industries. She focuses part of her practice on helping health care providers respond to investigations and related matters under the False Claims Act involving allegations of fraudulent billing and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. Ms. Hodge also provides counsel on billing and coding issues under state laws.Close
José M. Jara
Mr. Jara has over 20 years of ERISA and employee benefits experience, ranging from governmental compliance, fiduciary... | Read More
Mr. Jara has over 20 years of ERISA and employee benefits experience, ranging from governmental compliance, fiduciary liability insurance, to the application of ERISA’s fiduciary standards and prohibited transaction provisions. Mr. Jara has extensive experience resolving issues for corporate plan sponsors and multiemployer plans before the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was formerly a senior pension law specialist and investigator.Close