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ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

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From the program: ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2014

Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case-study vehicle.  In this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment.   The program also will utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training ...

401(k) Plan Fundamentals, Employer Securities in Qualified Plans, and Fiduciary Responsibility and Prohibited Transactions

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Recorded on: Aug. 8, 2013

ANDREW L. ORINGER: OK, Thank you. Welcome back. Hope everyone had a nice lunch. We're going to pick up now with 401(k) plans. I think this is an extremely important presentation as we sort of talked about earlier. I think that American retirement policy has really gone from the traditional classic defined benefit plan to now focusing on, oddly enough, the employee funded 401(k) plan with no guarantee. And that is the center. And that all worked really ...

401(k) Plan Fundamentals, Title IV Defined Benefit Plans, and Employer Securities in Qualified Plans

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Recorded on: Aug. 8, 2012

ANDREW ORINGER: Welcome back, everybody to the second half of day one. We've done some of the technical underpinnings of tax qualified plans in the morning. We've done an overview and some specific technical rules. We're not going to go to specific kinds of plans. We're going to talk about things like 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, and plans that invest in stocks. We're going to start with 401(k) plans. I really do think it's safe to say at ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

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From the program: ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

Released on: Aug. 18, 2014

A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary responsibilities and other ...

Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 recorded July, 2014.The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited case of Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bank. In Dudenhoeffer, the Court declines to recognize a presumption in favor of the acquisition and holding of company stock under an employee stock ownership plan, or "ESOP," ...

A. Setting the Scene; B. Compensation Plan Design

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Recorded on: Apr. 20, 2011

GRACE: and Marc Trevino. I'm just going to give you a brief bio of theirs. Their full bio is available in the course handbook. Linda is the Practice Group Leader Emeritus of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Private Client group at Shearman & Sterling. Her practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and benefits, including corporate securities and tax laws, and ERISA. Marc is co-managing partner of Sullivan & ...

A. Special Circumstances: M&A & Bankruptcy; B. Counseling Boards and Companies and How to Know the Difference

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Recorded on: Apr. 20, 2011

LINDA E. RAPPAPORT: Hello everybody. We're going to get started again. I think Mark is on his way back. So it's my great pleasure to introduce our next panelists. Assuming I can find their resumes here. To my immediate right is Jeannemarie O'Brien, who is a leader of the Executive Compensation practice at Wachtell Lipton, and will be addressing us in the area of M&A developments for Executive Compensation, which will be terrific. And then, for ...

Advising in Changing Circumstances: M&A & Bankruptcy

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2012

LINDA: While Marc and Jeannemarie argue about who's going to go first, let me introduce the next panel. I think you're all familiar with Marc, and he's agreed to speak to the bankruptcy issues involved in compensation. And Jean Marie, we're pleased to have her back with us again to talk about M&A implications in competition and vice versa. She's a partner in the New York law firm of Wachtell Lipton. And has the decision been made who's going to ...

Advising the Board and the Compensation Committee: Governance Considerations

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2012

MARC R. TREVINO: Thanks for sticking with us. This will be Advising the Board and the Compensation Committee. I'm really looking forward to this. We have Linda, who you all know. Introducing themselves, to my right is Steve Bigler from Richards, Layton, and Finger. He's been here many times before, providing us background on what's going on in Delaware. And then, David Engvall from Covington and Burling, I think, will start us off, if I understand ...

A Grab-Bag of Additional Considerations - Welfare Plans and Health-Care Reform, Bankruptcy, Employment and Labor Laws, Accounting and Ethics

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Recorded on: Aug. 8, 2012

ANDREW L. ORINGER: welcome back. Hope everybody had a nice lunch. We're going to start now with a portion of the program that I really sort of like. I think that Andy and I struggled a little bit with the multifaceted nature of the practice. And we try to provide a strong introduction to the basic principles. Then we try to provide certain targeted sessions, M&A and the like, to try to show how things work in practice. But there's so many different ...

A Grab-Bag of Additional Considerations - Welfare Plans and Health Care Reform, Bankruptcy, Accounting, Employment and Labor Laws and Ethics

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Recorded on: Aug. 8, 2013

ANDREW L. ORINGER: OK. Welcome back-- to some of you. As we sort of wind down here, this is a panel-- sort of a multifaceted panel. The different parts of this panel don't really integrate tightly. To me, this is really interesting and I think very valuable because these are sort of the other things, or the sub-specialties that ERISA lawyers deal with. And I think it's really important to try to, almost as a survey matter, to go through them and ...

A Look-back: Department of Labor, Prohibited Transaction Issues and Perspectives

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Recorded on: Apr. 10, 2013

GRACE E. O'HANLON: It's my pleasure to introduce you to the co-chairs of today's program. Arthur Kohn And Howard Pianko. Arthur is a partner in Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton's New York office. His practice focuses on compensation and benefit matters, including executive compensation, pension compliance, and investment employment law, and related matters. Howard is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw's New York office. He advises plan investors on ...

Bitcoins - Retirement Plan and IRA Investment in Digital Currencies

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Recorded on: Feb. 27, 2014

Taken from the briefing Bitcoins - Retirement Plan and IRA Investment in Digital Currencies recorded February, 2014.The use of bitcoins - the nascent digital form of currency - for purposes of the purchase of good or services has so far been relatively tiny, but reportedly growing. Its novelty and its potential as an investment asset has resulted in considerable media attention. Illiquidity, speculation, and other factors have driven large ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2014: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants -- Dual-Registrant Advice in the Retirement Marketplace

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From the program: Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2014: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Recorded on: Feb. 22, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2014: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:02]Dual-Registrant Advice in the Retirement Marketplace  [01:01:02] What it means to be an ERISA Fiduciary ERISA Fiduciary Duty Redefinition IRA Rollovers DOL’s Exam and Enforcement Trends The purchase price of this segment includes the following ...

California Employment Law Update 2014

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From the program: California Employment Law Update 2014

Released on: Sep. 30, 2014

PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk ...

CFTC's Proposed Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers: Costs and Consequences to Swap Dealers and Plans 2011 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 8, 2011

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Greetings, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI, and I would like to welcome you to today's briefing: CFTC's Proposed Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers, Cost and Consequences to Swap Dealers and Plans. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have ...

Chapter 9 -- Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases

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Recorded on: Oct. 9, 2013

Taken from the briefing Chapter 9 - Recent and Possible Future Developments in Chapter 9 in Light of the Detroit, Jefferson County, Stockton and Other Cases recorded October, 2013.While the country has not been beset by the flood of municipality bankruptcies that some have predicted, during the last five years, Detroit, Jefferson County, Alabama, and three significant California cities (populations of approximately 300,000, 215,000 and 130,000) ...

Commingled Investment Vehicles

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Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2011

MICHAEL ALBANO: Thank you. Join me on the panel this time around will be Steven Rabitz, who's a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Steve was previously at Goldman then spent some time at Lehman, and the Barclays before he went back to Stroock, or went to Strook. He's a Cleary alum, so he's near and dear to my heart, of course. Beside him is Ed Rayner, a partner at Pryor Cashman. The three of us do employee benefits exec comp, ERISA work, ...

Compensation Challenges in Corporate Transactions

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Recorded on: Sep. 16, 2014

JEANNEMARIE O'BRIEN: I'll start quickly we need to make some introductions. Jeannemarie O'Brien. And we have Elizabeth Drigotas here, who's principal in the DC office of Deloitte Tax LLP. And she focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation. Her practice primarily is in the area of non-qualified deferred compensation and equity compensation, including in the context of M&A. We-- ELIZABETH DRIGOTAS: I didn't know you were going to ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

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From the program: Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

Released on: Sep. 26, 2014

As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. In this program, experts in the area - from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law, and consulting firms - will lead you through the emerging best practices and the current reactions to the changing landscape.Lecture ...

Compensation Litigation and Handling Attacks on the Annual Meeting

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Recorded on: Oct. 14, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2013 NY Recorded October, 2013 in New YorkCompensation Litigation and Handling Attacks on the Annual Meeting [01:00:42] 2013 Compensation Litigation – New theories based on “Say on Pay” votes and determining the right approach to disclosure Staying out of the crosshairs of the plaintiffs’ bar Why it could make sense to have separate plans for directors – the impact of the demand ...

Pension Plan Investments 2014: Current Perspectives

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From the program: Pension Plan Investments 2014: Current Perspectives

Released on: Apr. 15, 2014

Experienced practitioners in the area of pension investment law, together with senior representatives of the Department of Labor, will give their perspectives and illuminate issues on current topics and recent developments. Continued statutory, regulatory and market changes ensure a full agenda of new developments to be debated and analyzed by the panelists. The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation brought a new regulatory structure for pension ...

Controlled Group Exposure to ERISA Pension Liabilities: Sun Capital, PE Funds and Beyond 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jan. 30, 2014

Taken from the briefing Controlled Group Exposure to ERISA Pension Liabilities: Sun Capital, PE Funds and Beyond recorded January, 2014.In the most talked-about ERISA case of 2012, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that a private equity fund could be regarded as a "trade or business" for purposes of the ERISA rules which make all "trades and businesses" in a "controlled group" liable for each other's underfunded pensions and multiemployer ...

Corporate Governance & Compensation

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Recorded on: Sep. 16, 2014

JEANNEMARIE O'BRIEN: I'll start to introduce and make introductions. OK? We are very happy to have Linda Rappaport here. She's a partner in Shearman & Sterling. She's the practice group leader emerita of the executive comp and employee benefits group and a founding member of the firm's corporate governance advisory group. I, again, have the pleasure of working with her frequently. And I'm very happy she was able to come. And we have Charles Elson ...

Current Fiduciary Issues

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Recorded on: Apr. 10, 2013

SPEAKER: No break. There is no break. At the risk of my getting shot let me, on that note, introduce the panelists who are coming up. So do we have the panelists who are coming out? SPEAKER 2: Uh no. You're right here. You're going to be right here. SPEAKER: Alicia? SPEAKER 2: I will find her. Alicia is She's coming. She's here. SPEAKER: OK. So as I indicated earlier, our next panel is going to discuss in greater depth some of the issues that ...

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