Seminar  Program

ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2019


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Why You Should Attend

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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. Effective January 1, 2019, the limit of distance education per reporting period will increase from 9 to 18 credits.

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

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

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

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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

This course provides an introduction to the basics of ERISA fiduciary law using a case study vehicle. At this year’s program, you will learn about the principal issues in ERISA’s regulation of plan investments through a case study of a hypothetical plan asset hedge fund exploring entry in the plan marketplace and a plan investor considering such an alternative investment. The program will also utilize a hypothetical fiduciary training session to provide an introduction to the core ERISA fiduciary issues applicable to defined contribution plans. The final session on ethical considerations relating to ERISA plans adopts a similar interactive approach.

What You Will Learn

  • ERISA basics: terminology; structure of ERISA and the Code; fiduciary standards; prohibited transactions and the exemption process; ERISA liability, indemnification and fiduciary liability insurance
  • ERISA landscape fundamentals for financial institutions and advisors, including the lasting impact of the rejected fiduciary regulation
  • Financial products and prohibited transaction exemptions — considerations and sample transactional analysis
  • Through a mock fiduciary training session, the ERISA fundamentals applicable to 401(k) and other defined contribution plans
  • Checklist of ERISA considerations in making an investment in alternative investments
  • Ethical considerations for the ERISA practitioner

Credit Offered

CLE, CPE and CPD

Special Feature:

  • Luncheon Presentation: The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment. 

 


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.

8:30 Networking Breakfast (Networking Breakfast only available at NY live program)

9:00 Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Howard Pianko



9:15 Fiduciary Training

Through the process of a fiduciary training session with a company’s human resources director, review the roles and functions of a fiduciary, plan sponsor and plan administrator:

  • ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility rules
  • Delegation of fiduciary responsibility
  • Co-fiduciary liability
  • Fiduciary liability insurance and bonding requirements
  • Settlor Functions
  • Prohibited transactions, parties in Interest and exemptions.
  • Plan investments
  • Understand the role of an independent fiduciary

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Natalie H. Kossak, Howard Pianko, Rhonda Prussack, Matthew T. Rutchick     



10:45 Networking Break

11:00 The Launch – Establishing a Plan Assets Fund

Hedge Fund CEO meets with outside counsel.  Through a series of Q&A’s, the basic ERISA issues are reviewed from the perspective of the hedge fund:

  • What is the structure of the fund?
  • What does it mean to manage “plan assets” under ERISA and how do I know if my fund will be deemed to hold “plan assets”?
  • Is the fund manager an ERISA fiduciary and, if so, what are the consequences?
  • How does ERISA plan status affect hedge fund business operations, e.g. payment of fees to the fund manager, indicia of ownership requirements, ERISA bonding requirements?

Speakers: Mary E. Alcock, Ira G. Bogner, Sarah Downie, S. John Ryan



12:30 Lunch (Provided)

Attendees will help themselves to lunch and then take their seats in the conference room.



1:00 The DOL Process:  Exemptions & Advisory Opinions

Speakers: Patrick S. Menasco



1:45 The Plan Perspective

Chief Investment Officer of a company, whose responsibilities include supervising assets in that company’s Large Pension Plan, is interested in possibly investing in the new fund and meets with outside counsel to discuss:

  • How would CIO’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Large Pension Plan’s “named fiduciary” differ in this context as compared to the non-plan asset fund context?
  • Special features of such an investment:
    • Holding of plan assets abroad
    • Impact of UBTI
    • The checklist  of considerations in reviewing the offering documents
    • 5500 reporting and 408(b)(2) fee disclosure

Speakers: Alicia C. McCarthy, Jeffrey Ross, Alan J. Yurowitz



2:45 Networking Break

3:00 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Fundamentals

Through the process of a fiduciary training session, review fundamental fiduciary considerations applicable to 401(k) and other plans with participant directed account investment:

  • What are the basic fiduciary responsibilities in the context of a 401(k) plan?
  • How does participant direction of account investment limit this fiduciary responsibility?
  • What are the key areas of possible fiduciary liability exposure
  • Employer Securities
  • Recordkeeping and other fees

Speakers: Linda J. Haynes, Javier Hernandez, Peggy A. Whitmore



4:00 Ethical Considerations:  Knowing Your ERISA Client

Advising the Chief Investment Officer vs. Chair of the Investment Committee for the Plan

  • Identifying the client
  • Information Barriers
  • Exceptions to the attorney client privilege
  • Exemptive relief relied upon not available:  What should you do?

Speakers: Shannon Barrett, Glenn E. Butash, Howard Pianko



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Alicia C. McCarthy ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Pianko ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary E. Alcock ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Shannon Barrett ~ O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ira G. Bogner ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Glenn E. Butash ~ Managing Counsel, U.S. Compensation & Benefits, Nokia
Sarah Downie ~ Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Linda J. Haynes ~ Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Javier Hernandez ~ Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Natalie H.. Kossak ~ Area Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Area Assistant Counsel, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC
Patrick S. Menasco ~ Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Rhonda Prussack ~ SVP, Fiduciary Liability Product Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Jeffrey Ross ~ Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Matthew T. Rutchik ~ Assistant Vice President & ERISA Counsel, Credit Suisse
S. John Ryan ~ Seward & Kissel LLP
Peggy A. Whitmore, AIF, CRPS, PRP ~ Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Alan J. Yurowitz ~ Vice President, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock Inc.
Program Attorney(s)
Danielle B. Cohen ~ 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:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

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. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

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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