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Breakfast Forum: See No Policy, Hear No Policy, Speak No Policy: Washington Retirement Update on Tax Reform, Fiduciary Rule, and Lawsuits

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Andrei's Restaurant, 2607 Main Street, Irvine
  • 4


  • Early Bird pricing
  • Early Bird pricing

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See No Policy, Hear No Policy, Speak No Policy:  

Washington Retirement Update on Tax Reform, Fiduciary Rule, and Lawsuits

The Presentation:

As Washington attempts to enact tax reform, retirement plans have found themselves in the crosshairs of the fight.  In addition, the DOL’s re-definition of fiduciary advice could significantly impact the way employers and employees get retirement investment advice, but its future is uncertain.  

To add icing on the cake, litigation continues to skyrocket, with employers paying enormous settlements.  Join us as we discuss how this impacts your business, your participants, and practical solutions.   Attendees will learn:

  • how various tax reform proposals in Washington could impact qualified savings plans;
  • how the DOL’s re-definition of fiduciary advice impacts retirement plans, advisors, and recordkeepers, and an update on the current status and potential future of the rule; and
  • how recent ERISA litigation is impacting fiduciary decision making and plan design.  

Our Speaker: Sam Henson

Sam Henson is SVP – Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for Lockton.  In his daily role, Sam oversees ERISA compliance, DOL/IRS activities, and the legislative landscape for more than 48,000 Lockton clients and 6,000 associates.  

Prior to joining Lockton, Sam spent almost 10 years with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, where he conducted more than 150 civil and criminal investigations of employee benefits plans, service providers, and fiduciaries.  Sam also supervised enforcement efforts for benefit plans funded by prevailing wage laws under the Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act.  

He is the 2011 recipient of the Secretary of Labor’s Exception Achievement Award.  Sam is the 2017 ISCEBS Governing Council Secretary/Treasurer and serves on the Policy Board of the American Benefits Council, the Board of Directors of DCIIA, and is a member of the American Bar and ASPPA.  He has been a nationally featured speaker and author on numerous fiduciary topics.  

Sam earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and holds CEBS – Fellow, RPA, GBA, and ASPPA - APM designations.  

 Continuing Education: 
2 CE for ASPPA certifications
2 CEC for NIPA certifications
2 CPE for CEBS
1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
2 hours for California CPAs
2 hours for Certified Financial Planners
2 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 9:45 a.m.  The registration fee includes a full breakfast buffet and hosted valet parking.

The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, November 9.

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.

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

Christine Stewart,
Chapter Administrator


(949) 407-9128


Orange County Chapter
PO Box 6111
Garden Grove, CA 92846

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