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2018 Seminar Presentations

January 12 – TIPS, Coral Gables, FL
“Building an Effective Administrative Record” (Al Holifield, Lisa Serebin, Michael Labbee, Brian Kim)

February 8-10 – ABA EBC Midwinter, Clearwater, FL
“Prescription Drug Program Trends and Litigation” (Kimberly L. Bradley, Al Holifield, Gretchen S. Obrist)

“Fiduciary Litigation Update” (Peter Dickinson, Radha Pathak, Robert Rachal, Thomas Tso)

April 18 – National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) Conference
“Non-Leveraged ESOP Formation” (Dan Janich, Peter Abrahamson)

May 15 and 16 – ABA JCEB Advanced ERISA Litigation, Chicago, IL

“Service Provider Litigation” (R. Joseph Barton, Al Holifield, Benjamin Eisner, Ruben Chapa)

Interlocutory Appeals” (Thomas Tso, R. Joseph Barton, Robert Rachal)

Defined Contribution Plan Investment Litigation” (Joanne Roskey, Mary Bortscheller, Robert Rachal)

May 17 – Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation, Chicago, IL

“Administrative Appeals Review – Health Claims”  (Denise M. Clark, Adam Garner, Al Holifield)

“Benefits Administration – Issues Unique to Long-Term Disability Claims” (Denise M. Clark, Al Holifield, Peter M. Kelly)

June 22 – American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel, Chicago, IL

Planning for Closely-Held Business with Deferred Compensation and ESOPs” (Dan Janich)

August 14 – Fifth Annual Employee Benefit Seminar, Knoxville, TN

ERISA Recent Developments of Interest:  U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule, Litigation Update, Recent Trends in DOL Investigations and IRS Audits” (Al Holifield)

Employment Law Update” (Sarah Johnson)

Fiduciary Trends and Best Practices”  (Tiffany Horst, Justin Bell, Hannah Grese)

Hot Topics in Plan Audits” (Ted Hotz)

Association Health Plans” (Ben Kelly)

August 16 – Annual Employee Benefit Seminar, Nashville, TN

ERISA Recent Developments of Interest:  U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule, Litigation Update, Recent Trends in DOL Investigations and IRS Audits” (Al Holifield and Kelly Mann)

Fiduciary Compliance and Best Practices for Welfare and Retirement”  (Al Holifield and Kelly Mann)

Qualified Plan Mechani(k)s:  How to Give Your 401(k) Operations a Tune Up”  (Richard Tatum and Mark Wiggins)

Hot Topics in Plan Audits”  (Mark Blackburn)

Hot Topics in Health & Welfare:  Reference Based Pricing, Carve Out Programs, Association Health Plans, Hidden Plan Expenses”  (Chris Hartnett)

September 21 – Practising Law Institute’s Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018 , New York, New York

Hot Issues in Executive Compensations 2018” (Robert Rachal, Martha Steinman, Erin Miner)

October 10-12 – ABA ERISA Basics National Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Minimum Standards for Qualified Plans” (Al Holifield, Sharon Goodman)

“Benefit Claims – Part I Administrative Procedures” (Cassie Springer Ayeni, Robert Rachal, Cecilia M. Scanlon)

“Benefit Claims – Part II Litigation Overview” (Cassie Springer Ayeni, Robert Rachal, Cecilia M. Scanlon)