Jenner & Block

West Legalworks - 20th Annual ERISA Litigation Conference

Jenner & Block Partner Craig C. Martin will speak at West Legalworks’ 20th Annual ERISA Litigation Conferences to be held October 11-12 at the InterContinental Century City in Los Angeles, October 25-26 at the DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel in New York City, and February 14-15, 2008 at the Disney BoardWalk Inn in Orlando.

The conference, entitled, “The Continuing Saga of 401(k) Fee Challenges, Employer Stock Cases, Shifting Standards of Benefit Claim Review, Preemption, Fiduciary Litigation … and the Supreme Court’s Consideration of Remedies in LaRue,” will assess the continuing lessons from the post-Enron wave of litigation over employer stock investments in 401(k) and ESOP plans. The speakers will examine recent court rulings and the current wave of decisions addressing whether former employees who withdrew their plan balances before bringing suit have standing, an issue that will be addressed by several circuits this year.

The faculty will examine and review key cases from the following emerging areas:

  • 401(k) Fee Cases
  • Employer Stock Cases
  • Cash Balance Litigation
  • Retire Health
  • Standard of Review
  • Fiduciary Exception

Mr. Martin is Chair of the Firm's ERISA Litigation Practice and Co-Chair of its Business Litigation Practice. He speaks and writes frequently on the topic of retirement law and on a variety of other topics including fiduciary duties under federal securities, antitrust, the attorney-client privilege, and the management of complex litigation.

Jenner & Block is a sponsor of this event.