Challenging Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability Assessments
Evaluating Whether to Challenge Assessments, Navigating the Procedural Framework, and Leveraging Defenses
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide ERISA counsel with strategies for challenging pension withdrawal assessments, with a potential for saving millions. Experienced panelists will review considerations in making the decision to challenge the assessment, procedural pitfalls and asserting defenses.
- Overview of Withdrawal Liability
- Procedural Hurdles and MPPAA’s Dispute Resolution Process
- Asserting Substantive Defenses and Resolving the Claim
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How should employers respond to an MPPAA demand letter?
- What circumstances are optimal for challenging multiemployer pension withdrawal liability?
- What are the MPPAA procedural requirements for assessment challenges? How best may employers avoid pitfalls?
- What are the substantive defense strategies that counsel should consider when disputing an assessment?
Patrick W. Spangler
Mr. Spangler works with in-house counsel and management to provide advice related to litigation, major business... | Read More
Mr. Spangler works with in-house counsel and management to provide advice related to litigation, major business changes, and compliance issues. He has defended a wide range of employment-related cases and has significant experience defending ERISA claims, including breach of fiduciary, retiree health and multiemployer fund litigation. Mr. Spangler is a frequent author and lecturer on employment law topics.Close
Charles B. (Chuck) Wolf
Mr. Wolf focuses on labor, employment and employee benefits law and litigation, representing employers and... | Read More
Mr. Wolf focuses on labor, employment and employee benefits law and litigation, representing employers and multiemployer funds. He has extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefit plan design and administration, executive compensation, collective bargaining, NLRB and arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases and general labor and employment matters.Close