Date & Time
Thursday, February 10, 2011
   |   
8:00 am
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New York, NY

Exclusive, By Invitation Only

2011 and Beyond—Navigating the Employee Benefits Minefield during Uncertain Legislative Times

The universe of people and workplace matters impacted by recent developments in employee benefits law has greatly expanded.

In recent years, laws regulating employee benefits and executive compensation have taken on extreme importance, not only in connection with employer-sponsored benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, but also in relation to many employment-related agreements and programs. Laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code have created enormous compliance challenges for employers, who must be cognizant of the laws' intricacies when entering into employment or severance agreements, crafting an incentive program, conducting a reduction in force or embarking on an employer wellness initiative. This legislative activity has created unprecedented complexity for benefit specialists in structuring benefits and compensation programs.

Additionally, the dockets of our courts have more benefits cases than ever, ranging from stock-drop claims, claims raising issues of ERISA preemption, and the fiduciary duty to disclose. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important decisions in 2010, in Conkright and Hardt, and heard oral argument in a third—the CIGNA Corp. v. Amara case.

The Summit will provide an in-depth review of the most current and critical information regarding employee benefits and executive compensation during this time of legislative change, as well as the litigation hazards that frequently arise from both. It will take place over the course of a single day, Thursday, February 10, 2011, followed by a cocktail reception where guests will have the chance to network with peers, as well as Littler attorneys and guest speakers.

The Summit is complimentary and includes breakfast, lunch and the cocktail reception.*

Click here for a detailed program agenda.

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:
The Cornell Club
of New York City
6 East 44th Street (between Madison
and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10017

Speakers

Steven J. Friedman

Co-Chair, Employee Benefits Practice Group
New York, NY
(212) 583-2687

Ilyse Wolens Schuman

Co-Chair, Workplace Policy Institute
Washington, District Of Columbia
(202) 423-2223

Philip M. Berkowitz

U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law Practice Group
New York, NY
(212) 497-8481

J. René Toadvine

Office Managing Shareholder
Charlotte, NC
(704) 972-7024

Susan Katz Hoffman

Shareholder
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 402-3015

Deidre A. Grossman

Co-Chair, Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group
New York, NY
(212) 497-8491

Lisa A. Taggart

Special Counsel
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 402-3018

Margaret A. Clemens

Shareholder
Rochester, NY
(585) 203-3444

Warren E. Fusfeld

Shareholder
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 402-3056

Bruce J. McNeil

Shareholder
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 313-7608

Daniel W. Srsic

Shareholder
Columbus, OH
(614) 463-4213

Richard W. Black

Shareholder
Washington, District Of Columbia
(202) 423-2151

Melissa B. Kurtzman

Co-Chair, Employee Benefits Practice Group
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 402-3036