Breakfast Forum: ERISA Litigation Update 2015 - Order in the Court!

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Hotel Irvine (formerly Hyatt Irvine), 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine
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  • Early Bird pricing
  • Early Bird pricing

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Order in the Court!
ERISA Litigation Update 2015

Litigation is expensive and time-consuming, but the parties often leave the courthouse with hard-won lessons for the future.  Fortunately for us, the spectators, the experiences reflected in the pages of the Federal Reporter are available for all to see, and we can use the cautionary tales they tell to minimize the risks to our clients as they navigate the complex and evolving requirements that apply to employee benefit plans.

ERISA has been fertile ground for litigation in recent years, and 2014 did not mark a change in that regard.  With major cases pending before the Supreme Court involving the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, and 401(k) fees and costs, judicial developments relevant to employee benefits practitioners and plan sponsors will continue into 2015 as well.  To keep you up-to-date about developments in the courts during 2014 and to give you a preview of coming attractions in 2015, we will discuss the current hot topics in the benefits litigation world including the Supreme Court’s recent decision in M&G Polymers v. Tackett and its upcoming consideration of the Halbig and Tibble cases.  In addition, we will consider the impact of recent cases from the Ninth Circuit and other recent Federal cases of interest.   Come join us as we learn from the mistakes of others and discover a few new ways to help our clients avoid ending up on the wrong side of the “versus” in a case caption.

Our Speaker: Tim Verrall, Shareholder in Ogletree Deakins, is a shareholder in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins where he advises a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of employee benefit plan issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related federal and state laws including employee benefit plan design and administration, executive and incentive compensation, controversies and litigation, plan investments and health care privacy.  Tim is a past president of the Orange County Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference and is a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics for industry organizations.

 Continuing Education: 
1 CE for ASPPA certifications
1 CEC for NIPA certifications
1 CPE for CEBS
1.5 hours MCLE for California attorneys
1.5 hours for California CPAs
1.5 hours for Certified Financial Planners
1 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents 

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for check-in, breakfast and networking.  Our program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and this program will end at approximately 9:30 a.m.  The registration fee includes a full breakfast buffet and hosted parking in the self-parking lot at the Hotel Irvine.

The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, March 12, 2015

WP&BC Members can bring a guest for free!  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your peers and colleagues to our Chapter.  Remember, your guest should be a first-time visitor and potential member.   Look for the free guest offer when you register online

The statements and materials presented at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions or positions of WP&BC Orange County Chapter. In addition, WP&BC Orange County Chapter assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the statements and materials presented by speakers at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events.

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