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ERISA Litigation: The Bailout Bill, the Financial Crisis, and the Impact on Your Practice

Content Partner:  ALI CLE
Price: $299.00*
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Be prepared for the ongoing and dramatic changes coming out of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Current Financial Crisis!

With the current turbulent economic climate and an aging “baby boomer” population, ERISA litigation will explode. Fiduciary and disclosure obligations will surely undergo major transformation. This webcast will help you prepare for the new issues arising everyday as the stock market tumbles, businesses close their doors for good, and troubled assets held by or on behalf of retirement plans are purchased by Treasury. It is intended for lawyers, Chief Financial Officers, trustees, and human resource professionals who are involved in ERISA litigation.

The recent events involving Wall Street have catapulted the economy into a situation not seen since the Great Depression.   Investment vehicles which had been “championed” by the experts as being of blue chip quality have imploded.   Virtually no segment of the American economy has emerged unscathed. On almost every American’s mind is the concern that his or her nest egg, most often invested in a “retirement plan,” has evaporated. These events will result in the proliferation of ERISA litigation.

Virtually every business will be confronted with the necessity of responding to and reviewing their actions under the scrutiny required by ERISA. Yet, despite its vital importance as the comprehensive statutory scheme for the protection of pension and health benefits for millions of American workers and its impact upon the American workplace, ERISA is an area of law which is often misunderstood by practitioners, financial officers, trustees, and human resource professionals.  This timely webcast, taught by a distinguished and highly experienced faculty, including both plaintiffs and defense counsel, an attorney well-versed in the bailout legislation, and a forensic accountant, addresses concerns that are now at the forefront: investment diversification, employer stock, underfunded plans, “golden parachutes,” and fiduciary duties.

Program Schedule

Topics include:

Is ERISA a 1970s response to a 2008 world?

Overview of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the current financial crisis

Lawsuits under § 404

Impact of the new accounting regulations on balance sheets

Stock-drop cases

Overinvestment in company stock by 401(k)s

Lack of providing sufficient education to 401(k) participants

The future of defined benefit plans

There will be a 15 minute break about halfway through the program. Time will also be reserved for answering questions submitted by viewers.

Practice Areas: Banking & Finance Law, ERISA, Employee Benefits & Compensation
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/23/2008 12:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Online Format: Live
Course Type: Public

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J. Caleb Boggs , III - Blank Rome LLP
Marc I. Machiz - Partner, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C.; Philadelphia, PA
Paul A. Friedman - Blank Rome LLP; New York, NY
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