Conferences and Speeches

ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits 22nd Annual National Institute on ERISA Litigation

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Friday, June 8, 2012
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Morgan Lewis partner Deborah S. Davidson will be presenting on investment litigation and ERISA litigation topics at the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits National Institute on ERISA Litigation in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Friday, June 8, 2012

Investment Litigation: Fees & Investments in Defined Contribution Plans
Friday, June 8, 2012
9:30-10:30 am ET
The past several years have seen an explosion of litigation challenging the selection of 401(k) investments, and the monitoring of fees in individual account/401(k) plans. Litigation has also challenged the prudence of investments that perform substantially below their benchmarks, such as various bond funds during the financial implosions in 2008, while the prudence of various target-date funds and default investment funds have also been challenged.

Ethical Considerations in ERISA Litigation
Friday, June 8, 2012
4-5 pm ET
Plan Sponsors (employers and boards of trustees) can have multiple roles in connection with the employee benefit plans they have established. Employee Benefits attorneys often face many vexing ethical issues that arise from conflicting loyalties when dealing with plan-related issues. This session will focus on key ethical rules and principles that should be considered by ERISA practitioners, including a discussion regarding how multiple representation is possible, how to determine who the client is and what role the client has when advice is sought, and whether the advice requested is given in particular situations is privileged.

The Westin Washington, City Center
1400 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005