I have the pleasure of moderating a series of in-person and telephonic conferences about ERISA litigation and compliance in the next several months. Formally entitled the "FTI Consulting ERISA Litigation and Compliance Breakfast Series 2012: The $17.5 Trillion Challenge For Corporate Executives and Asset Managers," professionals working for or with pension plans are encouraged to attend these no-charge sessions with experts in New York (April 18, 2012), Chicago (April 26, 2012), Boston (May 3, 2012), Washington, DC (May 9, 2012), Philadelphia (May 15, 2012) and San Francisco (June 5, 2012).
The corporate pension market in the United States is facing unprecedented challenges in the form of massive deficits, new disclosure rules, recapitalizations, complex financial arrangements, turbulent market conditions and a rise in fiduciary breach litigation against C-level decision makers, board members and asset managers. Plan sponsors are being asked to improve governance, better manage risks and acknowledge the enterprise impact of nearly $18 trillion invested in U.S. retirement vehicles such as defined benefit plans and 401(k) plans. The perfect storm of low interest rates, sagging equity returns, mandatory cash infusions, increased longevity, financial volatility, investment complexity and greater regulatory scrutiny is a reality that is here to stay. Being informed and action-oriented is important as never before.
Join leading industry and regulatory experts in a lively discussion about the changing legal and financial landscape for ERISA fiduciaries, counsel and asset managers. Aimed at professionals who work for or with corporate benefit plans, these complimentary breakfast meetings examine the impact of new rules and regulations, lessons learned from the courts and ways to mitigate personal and professional liability at a time when fiduciary litigation is soaring.
Join us in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and/or San Francisco for breakfast and a chance to hear and participate in a moderated panel discussion session about important topics such as pension and 401(k) plan governance, service provider due diligence, fee economics, withdrawal liability, successor liability, bankruptcy restructuring and much more. Stay abreast of breaking news, network with colleagues and earn CLE, if applicable. Call-in arrangements will be made for those who cannot attend in person so you can participate in each and every event.
For more information, including a list of esteemed speakers, visit the page for the FTI Consulting ERISA Fiduciary Litigation and Compliance Breakfast Series.