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Enforcement of ERISA Rights and Responsibilities

Friday, October 24, 2014
The McDermott Building
500 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Agenda

10:30

         

 

Welcome and introductions
Karen Ferguson and David Rogers 

10:40

           

Opening remarks
Scott Macey and Norman Stein 

10:50

           

Recent Supreme Court rulings on access to courts – Mary Ellen Signorille, Moderator

Statutes of Limitations (Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life) – Bill Schmidt
Attorney’s Fees (Hardt v. Reliance Standard) – Joel Hurt
Related cases and issues – John Houston Pope (Tibble v. Edison), Karen Handorf (David v. Alphin)

11:20

           

How advocates on all sides view the issues 
Panel: Susan Hoffman, Ron Dean, Brad Huss, Susan Martin

12:10

           

A 40-year perspective from ERISA’s drafters
Moderator: Jim Wooten
Panel: Frank Cummings, Bill Kilberg, Henry Rose 

12:30

           

Lunch

1:00

           

Remarks by the Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Labor

2:00

           

Recent Supreme Court rulings on obtaining relief – Bob Eccles, Moderator

Equitable claims (U.S. Airways v. McCutchen) – John Utz
Equitable remedies (Cigna Corp. v. Amara) – Denise Clark
Fiduciary responsibilities (Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer) – Tim Hauser 
Related cases – Lynn Sarko (Tussey v. ABB)Chris Pistilli (Tatum v. RJR

2:50

           

How advocates on all sides view the issues 
Panel: Howard Shapiro, Jeff Lewis, Paul Ondrasik, Jerry Schlicter

3:15

           

Coffee break

3:30

           

How advocates on all sides view the issues (continued)

3:55

           

A 40-year perspective from ERISA’s drafters 
Moderator: Jim Wooten
Panel: Frank Cummings, Bill Kilberg, Henry Rose

4:15

           

Are legislative or regulatory changes needed? Is there common ground?
Moderators: Norman Stein and Scott Macey
Panel: Jim Raborn, Alan Sandals, Barry Slevin, Judy Mazo

4:55

           

Concluding remarks
David Rogers and Karen Ferguson

5:00

           

Reception

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