April 08, 2015

Jenner & Block Partners Amanda S. Amert and Michael A. Scodro will speak at the American Conference Institute’s 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation.  Ms. Amert, who is co-chairing the conference, will give opening remarks on April 13, 2015.  Also on April 13, 2015, Ms. Amert will moderate an in-house panel that will offer perspectives on plan sponsor liability, limiting fiduciary liability, implications of the ACA, plan document language, de-risking, managing litigation, service provider liability, disclosure requirements, the claims review process, securities piggyback litigation and more.  On April 14, 2015, Mr. Scodro will moderate “The View from the Bench,” a panel discussion with several judges.  Panelists will include Hon. Roslyn O. Silver, district judge, US District Court, Arizona; Hon. Young B. Kim, magistrate judge, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Hon. Victor B. Kenton, magistrate judge, US District Court, Central District of California; Hon. Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, magistrate judge, US District Court, New Jersey; Hon. F.A. Gossett III, magistrate judge, US District Court, Nebraska; Hon. Lorenzo F. Garcia, magistrate judge, US District Court, New Mexico; and Hon. Richard A. Kramer, complex litigation judge, Superior Court of California.

Ms. Amert is chair of the ERISA Litigation Practice and has a wide variety of business litigation, appellate and arbitration experience.  Recognized for her substantial experience in ERISA law, she has represented ERISA plan fiduciaries and service providers in federal courts around the country at the trial and appellate levels, in both individual and class-action lawsuits.

Mr. Scodro is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.  Before joining Jenner & Block, he served as the solicitor general of the State of Illinois, where he oversaw both the civil and criminal appeals divisions of the Illinois Attorney General’s office and argued on behalf of the State in the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere.  He also supervised more than 40 attorneys in appeals in which the State was a party.

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