Employee Benefits

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

3:00-7:00 p.m.


4:30-5:30 p.m.

A Critical Crossroads: Retirement Security of Retirement Crisis—Which Will It Be?

Christopher J.G. Brockmeyer, Director, Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League, New York, NY

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., (FACT), New York, NY

5:30-6:30 p.m.

IRS/DOL Compliance Initiatives: What is Hot!!

Thomas G. Schendt,  Partner,  Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, DC,

Joan Brown, Associate General Counsel,  CenturyLink, Denver, CO

Thursday, January 8, 2015

7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Pension and Retiree Health Issues in the City of Detroit Bankruptcy

Michael Maryn, Partner, Denton US LLP, Washington, DC

Evan Miller, Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC

8:00-9:00 a.m.

DC ON DC: Efforts from Washington as Defined Contribution Plans Take Center Stage

Kelly Driscoll, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors, Boston, MA

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: An 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 9, 2015

7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Mitigating Fiduciary Risk for Oversight of Investment and Plan Administrative Responsibilities

Jonathan Rose, Partner,Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, DC

Lou Ann Hutchinson, Executive Director, People & Culture Operations, Grant Thornton LLP, Charlotte, NC

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Recent Developments in Multi-employer Plans: A Multifaceted Review

Neal S. Schelberg, Partner, Proskauer LLP, New York, NY

Gwen J. Lourie, Senior Associate, Proskauer LLP, New York, NY

Christopher J.G. Brockmeyer,  Director, Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League, New York, NY

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc. (FACT), New York, NY

Jeffrey Stein, General Counsel, 1199 National Benefit Fund, New York, NY

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Pension De-Risking: A Strategic Review from the “Inside”

Patrick DiCarlo, Counsel,  Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta, GA

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Impact and Future Implications as a Result of the Dudenhoeffer Case

Ronald Richman, Partner,  Schulte Roth & Zabel, New York, NY

Saturday, January 10, 2015

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Claims for Equitable Relief in the Post Amara World                     

Myron D. Rumeld, Partner, Proskauer LLP, New York, NY

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Cyber Security Impact on Employer Responsibility for Employee Benefits

Michael Balboni, Executive Director, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association, New York, NY

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Private Exchange Arrangements: Separating the Fact from the Fiction

John Hickman, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

Bryan Brum, Attorney-Employee Benefits, United Parcel Service, Atlanta, GA                     

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Windsor – Benefits for Bob & Ted and Carol & Alice (i.e., More on the Impact of Same Sex Marriages on Benefits)?

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C., Brentwood, TN

Sunday, January 11, 2015

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Plenary Session— The Times They Are A-Changin’: Social Media Discovery, The Proper Use of Social Media, and Ethical Considerations

Erin Eiselein, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Plenary Session— Cloud-y, with a Chance of Data Leakage

Charles Luce, Jr., Moye White LLP, Denver, CO

Senior Partner, Employee Benefits,  Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Proskauer LLP
New York, NY

Thomas G. Schendt
Partner, Compensation, Benefits & ERISA Litigation Group; Legislative & Public Policy Group, Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, DC

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