Jenner & Block

14th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, American Conference Institute

Jenner & Block Partners Amanda S. Amert and Craig C. Martin spoke recently at the 14th National Forum on ERISA Litigation.  On March 1, Ms. Amert gave opening remarks as co-chair of the event and also participated in a panel session called “Regulatory Roundtable:  DOL, IRS/Treasury, EEOC and PBGC Developments.”  On March 2, Mr. Martin moderated a session called “Judicial Forum on Litigating ERISA Claims and Class Actions:  Focus on Class Certification, the Motions to Dismiss, Reconciling Differing Pleading Standards and Plausibility.”  The judges on the panel included the Hon. Joan H. Lefkow, US Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.; the Hon. Roslyn O. Silver, US Dist. Ct., D. Ariz.; the Hon. James L. Robart, US Dist. Ct., W.D. Wash.; and the Hon. Viktor V. Pohorelsky, US Dist. Ct., E.D.N.Y.  The Forum was held in Chicago.

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. Martin is chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.  He practices in complex civil and commercial litigation involving a wide variety of substantive areas of the law, including attorney discipline and malpractice, civil and criminal antitrust, civil racketeering, civil rights, commercial law, contracts, employment, environmental, ERISA, estates and trusts, financial institution fraud, government contracts, intellectual property, insurance coverage, product liability, shareholder class action and derivative actions, tort and mass tort.