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Event Date Tue Mar 22 EDT (in about 2 months)
Location PLI New York
1177 Avenue of the Americas, Entrance on 45th Street New York, NY
Region Americas

Why You Should Attend?

ERISA plans are major investors in a constantly evolving financial marketplace. Both financial firms designing and selling financial products and plans purchasing financial products need to understand the inner workings of the products in order to analyze them under ERISA and ensure compliance. This course provides an in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of various financial instruments and investment vehicles and the ERISA issues that arise in connection with them. By focusing on different common plan investments, our expert panels will explore the interaction between ERISA and how financial products and markets actually work.

What You Will Learn:
• Understand the initiation of ERISA’s Fiduciary rules and application to the financial community.
• Explore issues arising under ERISA in connection with derivatives and other financial instruments, including an update on the DOL's Fiduciary Rule.
• Evaluate the evolution of fiduciary status under ERISA and ESG investment.
• Analyze the issues arising under ERISA in connection with commingled investment vehicles - VCOC, REOC and hedge funds.
• Evaluate the ERISA implications of using alternative investment vehicles.
• Gain expert insights on the implications of investing plan assets abroad -- foreign transaction considerations.

Special Features:
• Lunch will be provided.
• NY Transitional credit available.
• Case Study: Navigating bitcoins and other virtual currencies in ERISA plan investments.

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners in the field (or who are considering entering the field) seeking to gain a better understanding of financial products available in the marketplace and the regulatory issues that arise from plan investment will benefit from this program.


2022 Speakers


Mary E. Alcock
Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Howard Pianko
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Sarah L. Burt
Chief Legal Officer, ERISA/Employee Benefits, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Jeanie Cogill
Partner, King & Spalding LLP

David M. Cohen
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Gary DeWaal
Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Elizabeth L. Dyer
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Linda J. Haynes
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Javier Hernandez
Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Christina Y. Lee
Executive Director, Legal and Compliance, Morgan Stanley

Jennifer A. Neilsson
Partner, King & Spalding LLP

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

Steven W. Rabitz
Partner, Dechert LLP

Jeffrey Ross
Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Nicole Rosser
Director, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock, Inc.

John W. Schuch
Associate General Counsel, Bank of America

Marcia S. Wagner
Founder, The Wagner Law Group

Alan S. Wilmit
Managing Director, Senior Counsel, Legal Director, ERISA and Benefits, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Alan J. Yurowitz
Director, Legal & Compliance, BlackRock, Inc.