Radisson Martinique on Broadway
Radisson Martinique on Broadway , 49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

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Event Date Wed Nov 14 EST - Fri Nov 16 EST (about 3 years ago)
Location Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Region Americas

In the past year, the ERISA litigation landscape has seen more than its share of upheavals and changes. The DOL has introduced rules relative to fiduciaries and claims procedures for disability plans. Practitioners anxiously await the fate of these rules under the new era of Trump and DOL director Alexander Acosta. On the litigation front, the stakes are now higher than ever as plaintiffs formulate different theories of liability and find newer defendants to pursue.

ACI’s now yearly forum will help you devise the strategies you need in this evolving and ever-changing landscape. This conference is your only opportunity in 2018 to network with in-house and insurance company executives and receive the highest-level insight from leading outside counsel and prestigious jurists with knowledge in the ERISA arena.


2018 Speakers

Jeremy P. Blumenfeld
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Amy M. Gordon
Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP

Greg Ash
Partner, Spencer Fane LLP

James P. Baker
Principal, ERISA Litigation Employment & Compensation Law at Baker McKenzie LLP

Irene A. Bassel Frick
Office Managing Partner at Akerman LLP

Hon. Alan J. Baverman
U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. of Georgia

Dana Berkowitz
Partner, Stris & Maher LLP

Bradley Betlach
Vice President & Senior Counsel Employee Benefits, Voya Financial

Rick Bien
Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP

Vicki D. Blanton
Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, Tax & Benefits at AT&T

Nicole Y. Blohm
Partner at Meserve, Mumper & Hughes LLP

Tonia Bottoms
Managing Director & Sr. Managing Counsel at Pershing, a BNY Mellon Company

Gregory Brown
Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Damarr M. Butler (invited)
Attorney Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Robert M. Carmen
Senior Complex Claims Director | Pension Trust – Fiduciary Financial Lines Claims | AIG General Insurance, AIG

Hon. Robert B. Collings
U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Massachusetts

Miguel Eaton
Partner, Employee Benefits & Exec. Compensation, Jones Day

Robert A. Farr
Attorney at Consumers Energy

Dan Feinberg
Partner at Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP

John Holland Ginsberg*
Attorney at Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

April A. Goff
Senior Counsel – Benefits Legal at J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

Sharon Goldzweig
Associate Counsel at Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Hon. F.A. Gossett, III
U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Nebraska

Michael T. Grimes Esq.
US Business Law Group, Cigna Corporation

Mark Gustafson
Vice President, Analysis Group

Karen L. Handorf
Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

D. Lee Heavner, Ph.D.
Managing Principal, Analysis Group

José M. Jara
Partner and ERISA Practice Group Leader, CKR Law, LLP

Allison R. Klausner
Vice President, Counsel, Benefits, CBS Corporation

Hon. Robert Lehrburger
U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. of New York

Kara Lincoln
Legal Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Marina A. Llata, Esq.
Senior Claims Specialist, AXIS Insurance

Stephen P. Lucke
Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Chris K. Meyer
Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Diane R. McNally
Senior Vice President and Principal, Segal Select Insurance

Hon. Ann D. Montgomery
U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Minnesota

Kathleen M. Morris
Associate General Counsel, Employment and Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

Rhonda Prussack
SVP and Head of Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Robert Newman
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

John Houston Pope
Member, Epstein Becker & Greene, P.C.

Teresa Renaker
Founding Partner, Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP

Nancy G. Ross
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Bradley Jay Schlichting
Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo Legal Department

Steven L. Severson
Partner, Feagre Banker Daniels LLP

Hon. Roslyn O. Silver
U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona

Patrick W. Sprangler
Shareholder, VedderPrice

David Stevens
Senior Associate General Counsel Director, Privacy and Records Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Scott J. Stitt
Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Caitlin P. Strauss
Partner & Leader of Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation team at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Keith L. Thornton
Deputy General Counsel – Employment, SunTrust Bank

Caroline Turner English
Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Meaghan VerGow
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Wendy Katherine Von Wald, Esq.
Fiduciary Product Manager Bond and Specialty Insurance, Traveler

Garrett Wotkyns
Partner, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• O'Melveny

• Miller & Chevalier