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ERISA Retirement Plans: Mitigating Liability Risks for Hedge and Private Equity Fund Alter...
Exercising Due Diligence to Avoid Investment Landmines for Investors and Fund Managers
June 20, 2019 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA and asset management counsel with a review of due diligence practices for fund managers, trustees and plan administrators. The panel will offer best practices to mitigate regulatory scrutiny and lawsuits by plan participants. Read More

Self-Correcting Qualified Retirement and 403(b) Plan Mistakes: New IRS Procedures and Guid...
New IRS Rev. Proc. 2019-19 and 2018-52: Challenges and Opportunities Under the Employment...
July 9, 2019 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and advisers guidance on the new IRS procedures for correcting benefit plan mistakes and errors for plan sponsors and administrators. The panel will discuss the recent changes to the IRS Employment Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), available opti... Read More

Benefit Plans in M&A: Transitioning Pension, Savings and Welfare Plans
Best Practices to Avoid Liability for Underfunding, Plan Defects and Unintended Benefits
July 16, 2019 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide perspectives and experiences to help counsel navigate through employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions that are often overlooked and can materially affect the value of a transaction. To avoid unexpected liability, benefits counsel must be familiar with the c... Read More

ERISA Successor and Affiliate Liability in Asset Sales and Distressed Benefit Plans
Mitigating Controlled Group and Successor Liability for Affiliated Companies, M&As and Cor...
July 23, 2019 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel with a review of controlled group and successor liability theories by which an entity can be held jointly and severally liable for unpaid or underfunded pension liabilities of another entity. Read More

ERISA Revenue Sharing Arrangements: Avoiding Plan Asset Status, Complying With Due Diligen...
Utilization of Excess Payments, Contract Negotiations, Allocation of Credits to Plan Parti...
July 30, 2019 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel with the tools necessary to guide fiduciary clients in the governance of revenue sharing arrangements. Our experienced panel will present best practices in the utilization of excess payments, contract negotiation, and credit allocation to plan participants... Read More

Cross-Plan Offsetting and ERISA Compliance: Avoiding Participant Claims, Ramifications of...
May 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and plan administrators guidance on the legal risks of cross-plan offsetting. The panel will discuss recent court decisions, fiduciary obligations of plan sponsors, oversight of third-party administrators (TPAs) engaging in cross-plan offsetting, limiting... Read More

ERISA Benefit Plan Investment Management Agreements: Selecting 3(38) Investment Managers,...
Documenting the Relationship to Minimize Risks for Plan Sponsors and Investment Advisors
April 16, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will explain best practices for selecting a 3(38)-investment manager and outline key steps in structuring and documenting the investment manager relationship. Our panel will review how best to negotiate and draft investment management agreements (IMAs) and what terms to look for whe... Read More

Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal: An In-Depth Examination
Strategies for Minimizing Liability and Challenging Assessments
March 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to employers that contribute to multiemployer pension plans with an in-depth examination of several recent trends related to multiemployer plan withdrawal liability. The panel will outline trends in withdrawal liability litigation, tips for handling withdrawal l... Read More

Controlled Group Liability and Successor Employer Rules After PBGC v. Findlay Industries I...
ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Provisions; Limiting Claims and Reducing Risk of Seller's...
March 5, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel, advisers and plan administrators guidance on the requirements and limitations of the controlled group liability and successor employer rules under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The panel will provide an analysis of key provisions under ERI... Read More

Unwinding the Fiduciary Rule: New State Enforcement Activity, Next Steps for ERISA Counsel...
ERISA Five-Factor Fiduciary Test, Exemptions, Prohibited Transactions, Administrative Chal...
February 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide ERISA counsel and advisers on the ramifications of the vacatur of the 2016 DOL fiduciary rule. The panel will discuss next steps for counsel and advisers, significant responsibilities faced by asset managers, plan providers and sponsors after vacatur, challenges in constr... Read More

Spousal Rights Under ERISA Plans: Avoiding Loss of Benefits After Divorce, Ensuring Regula...
QDROs, QMCSOs, Participant Pensions in Divorce, Enforcement of Court Orders and Plan Admin...
November 15, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE will guide benefits counsel on issues associated with the spousal rights of benefits under ERISA. The panel will address the necessary procedures and challenges in securing qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), qualified medical child support orders (QMSCOs) and other spousal rights,... Read More

ERISA Service Provider Agreements for Retirement Plans: Negotiating, Drafting and Monitori...
October 9, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to advise clients on negotiating and entering into service provider agreements for retirement plans. The panel will discuss some practical business concerns and possible best practices. Read More

Structuring Options for ESOP Transactions: Advanced Techniques for ERISA Counsel and Plan...
Addressing Regulatory Obstacles, Financing Alternatives, Warrants, Clawbacks, Earn-outs an...
September 25, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and plan sponsors guidance on advanced structuring techniques for ESOP transactions. The panel will discuss options for counsel and plan sponsors pursuing ESOP transactions to address complex legal obstacles, the use of warrants and clawbacks, financing al... Read More

Private Equity Compliance with ERISA: Fiduciary Duties in Managing ERISA Plan Assets
Impact of Sun Capital on Pension Withdrawal Liability; Other New Developments
September 12, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel representing private equity funds and private equity professionals to meet the challenges under ERISA that apply to fund managers who are responsible for investing the assets of a fund that holds ERISA plan assets. The program will cover the impact on private eq... Read More

Fiduciary Loan Regulations for 401(k) Plans: Best Practices for Plan Sponsors
Key Issues In Managing Participant Loan Programs and Defaults, Impact of Tax Reform on Loa...
August 7, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide ERISA counsel and plan sponsors on regulations governing 401(k) plan loans and defaults. The panel will discuss the challenges and issues faced by plan sponsors regarding plan loans under ERISA, implications of tax reform on plan loan offset amounts, techniques for handli... Read More

ERISA Compliance and Monitoring 401(k) Investments: Safe Harbor Rules and Appointing Advis...
April 3, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide ERISA attorneys and general counsel on issues regarding compliance and 401(k) investment managers, including appointment and monitoring by plan sponsors. Our experienced panel will provide an overview of critical aspects of regulations under ERISA and provide insight into... Read More

ERISA Pre-Approved and Customized Benefit Plans: Overhauled IRS Procedures and Determinati...
November 14, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the IRS' changes to its determination letter process limiting the ability of employers with customized benefits plans to obtain a determination letter, and new procedures for employers to ensure their plans maintain their tax-exempt status. The program will also discuss... Read More

Robo-Advisers to Retirement Plans: ERISA Fiduciary Duties and Prohibited Transactions; SEC...
October 17, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will discuss regulatory compliance issues for robo-advisers who provide investment advice and discretionary management services to ERISA retirement plans and IRAs. Discussion will include ERISA's fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions, the Code's probited transaction provis... Read More

DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact on Retirement Plan Sponsors, Plan Advisers and Service Provider...
Navigating the Expanded Definition of Investment Advice, Qualifying for Exclusions or Exem...
September 28, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will guide employee benefits counsel in understanding the practical implications of the Department of Labor's (DOL) final fiduciary rule for retirement plan sponsors, plan advisers, service providers and other key groups. Employee benefits expert Marcia S. Wagner of The Wagner Law G... Read More

ESOP Companies and ESOP Fiduciaries: Standard of Fiduciary Duties, Pleadings Requirements,...
Lessons From Recent Case Law for Minimizing and Defending Litigation
August 23, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel with a review of cutting edge developments impacting ESOP companies and ESOP fiduciaries. The program will discuss ERISA fiduciary duty standards post- Dudenhoeffer and its progeny, and offer lessons learned from recent litigation for defending and minimiz... Read More

Proprietary Funds in 401(k) and Retirement Plans: A View From the Trenches
Navigating Prohibited Transaction Rules, Fiduciary Duties, and the Recent Surge in DOL Inv...
August 9, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the legal issues arising from the offering of proprietary or affiliated products in ERISA-covered retirement plans sponsored by financial services companies. The panel will discuss the rise in regulatory and litigation challenges to proprietary funds, and explain how pl... Read More

Conducting Effective Service Provider RFPs for ERISA Retirement Plans
Crafting Comprehensive Proposals to Meet Fiduciary Duties and to Avoid Litigation and DOL...
July 13, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare employee benefits counsel and ERISA plan fiduciaries to conduct more optimal requests for proposals (RFPs) for retirement plan service providers. We will discuss when and how often plan fiduciaries should undertake the RFP process, outline the elements that make up a co... Read More

Alternative Investments in ERISA Retirement Plans: Mitigating Liability Risks for Hedge an...
Exercising Due Diligence to Avoid Investment Landmines for Institutional Investors and Fun...
May 24, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA and asset management counsel with a review of effective due diligence practices for institutional investors from both a legal and economic perspective. The panel will offer risk mitigation best practices at a time of increased government scrutiny and lawsuits by p... Read More

Structuring Cash Balance Pension Plans: Maximizing Tax Benefits and Limiting Risks
Designing the Cash Balance Benefit Formula, Managing the Interest Crediting Rate with Plan...
March 21, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and advisors with a thorough and practical guide to structuring hybrid cash balance pension plans and converting current defined benefit plans to cash balance plans. The panel will detail optimal scenarios for establishing a cash balance plan, identify int... Read More

Dealing with PBGC Reportable Events: A Practical Guide for Employers and Their Advisors
January 24, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide practical guidance on meeting the challenges posed by the reportable events rules, with a focus on how those rules interact with the PBGC's Early Warning Program. Read More

ERISA Church Plan Exemption Under Attack: Implications for Church-Affiliated Employers Adm...
Structuring, Operating, and Funding Church-Affiliated Employer Pension Plans Amid Conflict...
October 11, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the current state of the law regarding the ERISA church plan exemption and provide guidance for church-affiliated employers--primarily healthcare providers and schools--for evaluating the structure, operation, and funding levels of their pension plans in light of increa... Read More

401(k) Plan Nondiscrimination Testing: Guidance for Employee Benefits Counsel
Meeting IRS Requirements, Avoiding Corrective Distributions, Evaluating Safe Harbor Plans,...
January 13, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits attorneys and plan sponsors with detailed guidance on performing nondiscrimination testing on 401(k) plans. The panel will review the minimum coverage, ADP and ACP tests for ensuring compliance with IRS nondiscrimination requirements, explain the benef... Read More

ERISA Retirement Plan Successor Liability: Due Diligence Strategies for Stock Sales, Merge...
December 8, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will arm ERISA counsel with techniques necessary to avoid retirement plan successor liability in M&A deals. Our experienced panelists will discuss due diligence strategies for uncovering benefit plan liabilities in stock sales, mergers and asset sales. Read More

401(k) Fee Litigation After Tibble v. Edison Int'l: Navigating the Continuing Duty to Moni...
Establishing ERISA Plan Investment Policies to Avoid Fee Challenges and Costly Liability
August 6, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel with guidance on meeting the continuing duty to monitor ERISA plan investments established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Tibble v. Edison International. The panel will help plan sponsors create investment policies to ensure compliance with ERISA fiduciar... Read More

ERISA Pension Plan Overpayments: Navigating Conflicting Fiduciary Obligations and IRS Guid...
Preventing or Uncovering Errors Before Distribution, Restoring Losses and Protecting the P...
July 8, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to ERISA and employee benefits counsel on addressing pension plan overpayments to participants and beneficiaries. The panel will discuss best practices for preventing costly errors, options for recouping payments and restoring losses to the plan, the equitable... Read More

Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Acti...
Designing and Implementing a Strategy to Minimize Risk and Ensure ERISA Compliance
May 27, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel with a review of pension de-risking approaches companies can use to reduce some of the risks involved with employee retirement benefits and keep retirement plans adequately funded. The panel will offer best practices for leveraging the precautions to pr... Read More

Retirement Plan Investment Changes: Meeting Strict ERISA Requirements Amid Increasing DOL...
Complying With Procedural Requirements for Investment Selection, Documentation and Notice
February 19, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and plan fiduciaries with a plan of action for selecting investments and making investment changes within retirement plans in an environment of increased DOL audits and lawsuits. Our experienced panelists will discuss the requirements governing selection,... Read More

Hybrid Pension Plans: Navigating Complex ERISA and IRC Requirements to Minimize Liability...
Complying With Primary Regulations, Reconciling Nondiscrimination, Age Discrimination, Wea...
January 6, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel with strategies for structuring hybrid pension plans focusing on cash balance and pension equity plans, as well as litigation issues related to these plans. Experienced panelists will review the primary ERISA and IRC requirements and offer guidance on more... Read More

Challenging Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability Assessments
Evaluating Whether to Challenge Assessments, Navigating the Procedural Framework, and Leve...
November 4, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar 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. Read More

Structuring ERISA-Compliant Retirement Buyouts
Navigating Design Considerations, Funding Options and Qualification Rules for Defined Bene...
October 9, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel with the tools necessary to design and implement a retirement buyout or early retirement incentive program. Our experienced panelist will review design considerations for varying kinds of retirement plans, funding options, tax implications, and qualificati... Read More

Structuring Retirement Plan Internal Controls Amid Heightened IRS and DOL Scrutiny
Avoiding Violations with Plan Amendments, Target Date Funds, Investment Manager Agreements...
June 4, 2014 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide ERISA counsel and advisors with the tools necessary to structure internal controls that mitigate expanded IRS and DOL audits. Our experienced panelists will provide best practices to avoid violations with plan amendments, target date funds, discrimination testing and mo... Read More

ERISA Assets: QPAM and INHAM Audit Legal Requirements and Best Practices
Navigating DOL Rules for Pension Asset Management Compliance
September 10, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to advise asset manager clients regarding Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM) and in-house asset manager (INHAM) audits as required by the Department of Labor. The panel will review the new exemption rules, who can conduct an audit, what the process enta... Read More

Multi-Employer Pension Plans: Continued Participation or Withdrawal?
Evaluating Risks, Meeting Contribution Obligations, and Minimizing Withdrawal Liability
August 20, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to employers in multi-employer pension plans with an overview of factors to consider when determining contribution obligations under the Pension Protection Act (PPA) and contemplating withdrawal from the plans. The panel will outline best practices to evaluate p... Read More

ERISA Retirement Plans: Fiduciary Compliance and Risk Management for Investment Fund Selec...
Discharging Fiduciary Duties and Limiting Fiduciary Liability
August 8, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide an overview for counsel on key regulatory and litigation developments impacting the scope of fiduciary duties in selecting and replacing plan investment funds and providing plan fee disclosures. The program will also provide practical advice for plan sponsors and provid... Read More

Defined Benefit Pension Plan Litigation: Latest Developments
Avoiding and Defending Challenges to Plan Investments and Other DB Plan Decisions
May 7, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel with a review of emerging theories of fiduciary duty and investment management liability, as well as other key developments in defined benefit plan litigation. The panel will discuss best practices for defending and minimizing exposure to defined benefi... Read More

DOL Retirement Plan Fee and Expense Disclosures: Tackling Complex 408(b)(2) Questions
Looking at What Worked and What Needs Improvement in the First Round of 408(b)(2) Disclosu...
September 12, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will identify the recurring questions that have arisen for benefits counsel encounter when obtaining service provider disclosure requirements under Rule 408(b)(2), as well as the best means for fiduciaries to effectively use that information when outlining plan costs to participants... Read More

DOL Retirement Plan Fee and Expense Disclosure Compliance
Navigating New Rules for Service Providers and Plan Sponsors
March 27, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE webinar will provide benefits counsel with an analysis of the DOL's new fee and expense disclosure regulations for providers and disclosures to plan participants, provide best practices for compliance, and outline the obligations for both plan service providers and sponsors. Read More