On April 20, 2023, Proskauer’s ERISA Practice Center welcomed back clients and friends of the firm for our annual ERISAFest conference. This year marked our return to hosting the in-person summit in our New York office for the first time since 2019.
Seth Safra noted in his opening remarks, “ERISAFest is about the future,” and that continued to prove true throughout the day full of dynamic topics and engaging discussions among legal counsel, plan fiduciaries and professionals involved in the administration of employee benefit plans. Proskauer lawyers led a total of ten sessions, touching upon a wide array of recent developments and topics of interest including:
- Reproductive and family building benefits
- Recent developments in 401(k) plan fee and investment litigation
- Executive compensation hot topics
- Withdrawal liability update
- Arbitrability of ERISA claims
- Restrictive covenants
- Recent developments in the investment of plan assets
- A practical approach to advising employee plan sponsors and fiduciaries
We also were pleased to host special guest speakers for two of our panels.
Chantel Sheaks from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Kendra Kosko Isaacson, Pensions Policy Director & Senior Tax Counsel to Senator Patty Murray, discussed key changes and opportunities in the SECURE 2.0 Act and other legislation. They also provided their view on key considerations for policy decisions and ways in which lawmakers balance competing priorities.
In another panel, we brought together speakers from some of the leading fiduciary liability insurance carriers—including, Matthew Mannion of Chubb Insurance, Laverne Wingfield of Ullico Casualty Group, LLC, and Daniel Aronowitz of Euclid Fiduciary—to have a candid discussion relating to challenges presented by the increase in ERISA litigation.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year! In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation blog to stay up to date on key developments in the world of employee benefits, executive compensation, and ERISA litigation.