Employee Benefits

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3:00-7:00 p.m.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
The Outsourced Chief Investment Officer: Yes, Dorothy, There Really is a Nexus Between Fiduciary Prudence and Schizophrenia
Rory Judd Albert, Senior Partner, Proskauer LLP, New York, NY
Christopher J.G. Brockmeyer, Director of Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League, New York, NY

5:30-5:30 p.m.
Government Enforcement  Initiatives — Read and Weep
Thomas G. Schendt
, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP, Washington, DC
Joan M. Brown, Associate General Counsel, CenturyLink, Denver, CO

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7:00-8:00  a.m.
MEPRA — Suspensions, Partitions and Other Related Issues
Neal S. Schelberg, Partner, Proskauer LLP,  New  York, NY
Jay K. Egelberg, Director, Retirement Actuary, Buck Consultants, Secaucus, NY

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Post-Dudenhoeffer Developments from the Perspective of the Plan Fiduciaries and Defense Counsel
Kelly Driscoll
, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors, Boston, MA
Myron D. Rumeld, Partner, Proskauer LLP, New York, NY

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Tax Consequences of Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
Another Ethical Afternoon at the Movies
Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

Friday, January 8, 2016
7:00-8:00 a.m.
Tibble v. Edison
Michael Maryn,
Partner, Denton US LLP, Washington, DC
Evan Miller, Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Recent Developments in Multiemployer Plans: A Multifaceted Review
Gwen J. Lourie,
Senior Associate, Proskauer LLP,  New York, NY
Jeffrey Stein, General Counsel, 1199 National Benefit Fund, New York, NY

3:15 – 4:15p.m.
Red Flags When Buying or Selling a Business
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Best Practices for Mitigating Fiduciary Liability on Investment Oversight and Plan Administrative Matters
Jonathan G. Rose,
Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP, Washington, DC
Lou Ann Hutchison, Executive Director, People & Culture Operations, Grant Thornton LLP, Charlotte, NC

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Managing ERISA Liability and Class Actions
Patrick DiCarlo, Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 9, 2016

7:00-8:00 a.m.
ERISA “Top Ten” Cases — Exciting and Exclusive Exposé
Gregory Braden, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC
Ron Dean, Ronald Dean ALC, Pacific Palisades, CA

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Reducing the Cadillac Tax and Other Sources of ACA Anxiety
John R. Hickman, Partner, Compensation, Benefits & ERISA Litigation, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Bryan Brum, Attorney – Employee Benefits, United Parcel Service, Atlanta, GA

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Multi-employer Plan Withdrawal Liability a La RICHman
Ronald E. Richman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York, NY

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Everything You EVER Wanted to Know About Cyber-Security, But Were Afraid (Or Never Thought) to  Ask!
Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association, New York, N

Sunday, January 10, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION – Truths and Untruths: The Consequences of Lying
• Honorable Kim Goldberger, Senior Judge, Jefferson County
Court, CO

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