Seminar  Program

ERISA 2018: The Evolving World


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Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and Corporate Rate ID 786839408. In addition, you can book online at PLI Muse Hotel

Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. In addition, you can book online at PLI Millennium Hotel .

 Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered. If two or more individuals wish to participate in a webcast and receive credit, PLI would be happy to provide a Groupcast – group viewing of a webcast. To schedule a Groupcast, please contact PLI at groupcasts@pli.edu.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as the “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Ice Miller LLP, One American Square, Suite 2900, Indianapolis, IN 46282

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Cleveland Groupcast Location

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 E. 9th Street – Floor 2, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. 216-696-2404.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg PA 17055, (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 17055. Tel: 717-691-1300. Fax: 717-691-9692.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 17055. Tel: 1-717-697-4900. Fax: 1-717-697-9101.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Philadelphia Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Suite 1010, Center City Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Philadelphia Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Marriott Residence Inn

Ritz Carlton

Loews Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Boston Groupcast Location

Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02100. (617) 350-7006.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Pittsburgh Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Professional Development Conference Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. (412) 802-2300. Click Here for Directions

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

PLI’s popular two-day program ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, is a must for ERISA and benefits practitioners. Our experienced faculty of leading ERISA attorneys will discuss a broad array of topics, including evolving fiduciary standards from the DOL, SEC and states, evolving trends in the offering of investment products and services, the latest issues affecting both financial institutions and plan sponsors, trends in asset management, updates on ERISA litigation, issues relating to plan terminations and multiemployer plans, ERISA issues raised in the transactional setting and DOL enforcement priorities. Legal ethics is also included.  This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and retirement plan services. 

 

What You Will Learn 

  • Discuss evolving fiduciary standards
  • Explore issues affecting financial institutions
  • Examine evolving investment products
  • Hear trends in asset management
  • Understand about legal risks affecting plan sponsors
  • Get the latest tips on M&A transactional practice, litigation and DOL enforcement
  • Examine Title IV - defined benefit plans: the PBGC, plan terminations and multiemployer plans
  • Earn Legal Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for attorneys, human resources practitioners, and other professionals who work in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning who need an introduction to ERISA.


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Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

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Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Erin K. Cho, William E. Ryan III



9:15 Evolving Fiduciary Standards

DOL, SEC, NAIC, and the States all speak on fiduciary standards

Arthur H. Kohn



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Issues Affecting Financial Institutions
  • Impact of the Fiduciary Regulation
  • Retail side practices
  • Institutional side practices
  • Recordkeeping issues
  • Insurance company issues

Sarah L. Burt, Steven R. Kronheim, Patricia Anne Kuhn, Christina Lee



12:15 Lunch

1:15 ERISA: Platforms and Investment Products
  • Evolving investment products
  • Impact of technology

Jason Bortz, Peter E. Haller, Jennifer McGovern, Seth Rosenbloom



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 ERISA: Trends in Asset Management
  • Collective Investment Trusts
  • Alternative investments
  • 401(k) plans
  • IRAs

Jeanie Cogill, Thomas D’Elisa, Suzzanne Yao



4:00 ERISA: Legal Risks and Issues Affecting Plan Sponsors
  • Plan governance
  • Health and welfare Plans
  • Missing participants

Gretchen Harders, Nora Mero, Allison E. Wielobob



5:00 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice
  • Types of transactions
  • Title IV issues
  • Transactions involving financial institutions
  • Company stock
  • ESOP issues
  • Private equity deals

Lori E. Bostrom, Sarah Downie, Ian L. Levin, Alicia C. McCarthy



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 ERISA Litigation
  • Claims litigation
  • Preemption cases
  • Fiduciary and other class action litigation

Shannon Barrett, Emily S. Costin



11:45 Lunch

12:45 ERISA: DOL Enforcement
  • DOL enforcement priorities
  • What to do when you are the subject of an audit or investigation
  • Potential solutions

Mabel Capolongo, Alan Lebowitz



1:45 ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans
  • Basics of defined benefit plans
  • Minimum funding requirements
  • Terminating single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • PBGC and its Early Warning Program
  • Multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs)
  • Pensions in bankruptcy
  • Title IV related litigation

Robert C. Fleder, Michael Prame, John R. Woodrum



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 ERISA: Legal Ethics – Outside and In-House Counsel

A. In-House Counsel

  • Privilege: Who’s the client?
  • The world outside of big law firms
  • Special ethical considerations for in-house counsel

B. Outside Counsel

  • Ethical consideration in plan development and management
  • Impact of recent developments on professional obligations of outside counsel

Bruce D. Gallant, Andrew L. Oringer



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Erin K. Cho ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
William E. Ryan III ~ President & Chief Fiduciary Officer, Newport Trust Company
Speaker(s)
Steven R. Kronheim ~ Financial Services, TIAA
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason Bortz ~ Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President, Capital Group
Lori E. Bostrom ~ Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Newport Trust Company
Sarah L. Burt ~ Vice President, Corporate Counsel, ERISA/Employee Benefits Department, Prudential Insurance Company of America
Mabel Capolongo ~ Director, Office of Enforcement, Employee Benefits Security Administration , US Department of Labor
Jeanie Cogill ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Emily S. Costin ~ Alston & Bird LLP
Thomas D'Elisa ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Sarah Downie ~ Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert C. Fleder ~ Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bruce D. Gallant ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Peter E. Haller ~ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Gretchen Harders ~ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Arthur H. Kohn ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Patricia Anne Kuhn ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Investment Management, Bank of America
Alan Lebowitz ~ Senior Advisor, Newport Trust Company
Christina Y. Lee ~ Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Ian L. Levin ~ Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jennifer McGovern ~ Managing Director, BlackRock
Norma Mero ~ Time Warner Inc
Andrew L. Oringer ~ Dechert LLP
Michael Prame ~ Groom Law Group, Chartered
Seth Rosenbloom ~ Associate General Counsel, Betterment
Allison E. Wielobob ~ Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
John R. Woodrum ~ Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Suzzanne Yao ~ Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Program Attorney(s)
Meghan Carney Cavagnaro ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
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Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

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