Ensure that You are Equipped with the Latest Updates and Strategies to Prevent, Manage and Defend Against Rising, Costly ERISA Disputes

This annual event is your best opportunity to gain best practices for your everyday work. Ensure that you are up-to-speed on the latest regulatory and litigation developments affecting the industry.

Learn from 20+ of the nation’s leading ERISA defense attorneys about how to manage the complexities and nuances of today’s varied ERISA claims

Get the inside scoop on the emerging plaintiff arguments-and if they have been effective

Hear perspectives from the Bench on what works (and doesn’t work) in their courtrooms

Unlike other conferences, this event focuses on key updates and strategies yielding favourable litigation outcomes.

Thank You to our Esteemed 2019 ERISA Co-Chairs!

James F. Reda

James F. Reda

Managing Director and Practice Leader,
Executive Compensation

Chris K. Meyer

Chris K. Meyer

Sidley Austin LLP


  • JOIN THE DEBATE: Choosing the Right Actuarial Assumptions to Fit Your ERISA Case
  • New Supreme Court Practitioners Panel: Seasoned practitioners discuss statute of limitation challenges, fiduciary breaches, and other procedural outcomes
  • Special Focus on Surprising New Outcomes for ESOP cases: The Newest, Unwritten Rules for management of stocks, formation claims, and DOL activity
  • New Takeaways from the Resurgence of Stock-Drop Litigation cases Post-Jander v. IBM: a rundown of successful (and not so successful) litigation plans, settlement and trial strategies
  • Retaining and Advising Clients: In-house counsel discuss how they are now selecting and working with outside counsel


Practical Insights from the Bench:
ERISA Trials, Arbitration Clauses, and the Biggest Pet Peeves

Hon. Michael Baylson

Hon. Michael Baylson

U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Don’t miss In-House Perspectives From:

Cindy Ruback

Cindy Ruback

Assistant General Counsel, Executive Compensation
The Home Depot

John Forgach

John Forgach

Assistant General Counsel, Employment Benefits
W.R. Grace & Co.

M. Matthew Mannion

M. Matthew Mannion

Vice President – Fiduciary Liability Claims and Financial Lines Claims

James F. Reda

James F. Reda

Managing Director and
Practice Leader,
Executive Compensation

Enhance your learning!

Attend this refresher course and make sure you are up-to-date by joining our post-conference boot camp on November 22nd from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

ERISA Boot Camp: A Crash Course on the Nuts and Bolts of ERISA Benefit Plans, Claims, Settlements, Cases, and More Need-to-Know Takeaways


Aetna Inc


ALTUS Healthcare Management Services

Analysis Group Inc

Aon Hewitt

Arthur J Gallagher & Co


Axis Financial Insurance Solutions

Axis Insurance

Bank of America

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kansas City

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Minnesota

Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service Inc

BlueCross BlueShield

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc

BNY Mellon

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc

Brighthouse Financial

C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.

Campbell Soup Co

Cardinal Health

CEC Entertainment Inc

Charles River Associates


Church Pension Group

Cigna Corporation

Citicorp Investment Services

CNA Insurance Company

Con Edison

Conrad Siegel Actuaries

Consumers Energy Corporation

Dow Chemical Company

Duane Morris LLP

Empower Retirement

Endurance Services

Farmers New World Life Insurance Co Inc

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

FedEx Express

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity National Information Services

Fiduciary Counselors Inc

Great West Financial

Great West Life & Annuity Ins Co

Guardian Life Insurance Co of America



J C Penney Co Inc

John Hancock Financial Services

Legal and General America

LoCascio Law Group

Lockheed Martin Corp

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company


Norfold Southern Corporation

North America Financial Lines Claims Chubb

Northern Trust

Office of General Counsel of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Peabody Energy

Pension Consultants

Pepsico Inc

Pershing LLC

Premera Blue Cross

Principal Financial Services Inc

Reliance Trust Company Retirement Strategies Group

RLI Insurance Company

Rust Consulting

Segal Select Insurance Services Inc

Sheet Metal Workers National Pension Fund


The Segal Group Inc


Towers Watson


Voya Financial

Wells Fargo Insurance

Willis Towers Watson

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co

WR Grace & Company

Zenith-American Solutions Inc.


Attorneys handling litigation for:

  • ERISA fiduciaries
  • ERISA service providers
  • Benefit plan sponsors
  • Employee benefit plan

In-House counsel for:

  • Plan sponsors
  • Service providers
  • Fiduciary liability insurance policy writers

Employee pension and benefit attorneys

Fiduciary liability insurance brokers



“Speakers are very knowledgeable about their subjects. Very well done overall.”

Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo

High-level discussion with practice area leaders about the most cutting-edge issues in this space. Fantastic!”

Partner, Spencer Fane LLP

“Topics and panelists were well chosen. Very collegial and informative.”

Member, Miller & Chevalier

Event Contacts

Sponsorship Opportunities:

American Conference Institute
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Media Partnership Opportunities:

Andrea Sachs
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Program Information and Speaking:

Esther Ro
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