ERISA Litigation Damages and Remedies: Principles, Methods and Best Practices
Over the years, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has undergone drastic changes. In the face of constant developments, counsel to employers must be equipped with an in-depth understanding of the case law principles, methods, and best practices to ensure that the best results from an ERISA litigation are obtained. An up-to-date knowledge of the available damage remedies can be the difference between winning or losing an ERISA litigation.
Listen as a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of ERISA litigation damages and remedies and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.
In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- ERISA Litigation Damages and Remedies: Exploring the Nooks and Crannies
- Recent Trends, Developments, and Updates
- Notable Cases and Case Decisions
- Risks, Issues, and Best Practices
- The Future of ERISA Litigation
David Johanson, Partner
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP
- Fiduciary and Non-Fiduciary Liability –What Differences Does Fiduciary Status Make Under ERISA?
- Examples In ESOP Valuation Cases
- Impact of Montanile Beyond Health Plan Claims
- Spousal Liability and Constructive Trusts For Non-Fiduciaries
- What does the Ability of a Participant to Bring An Action on Behalf of a Plan under LaRue mean for ERISA Damages?
- Do the Supreme Court Rulings in Epic Systems and Lamps Plus Alter ERISA Damage Risks for Plans that Adopt Mandatory Arbitration
Ahmer Nabi, Vice President
- Common ERISA claims pertaining to DC plans
- Alleged selection of imprudent investment options
- Alleged failure to monitor and replace imprudent investment options
- Alleged failure to offer a particular type of investment product
- Alleged failure to monitor fees
- Principles of economic damages
- General definition
- ERISA 409(a) context
- Measuring economic damages
- Performance-related damages
- Fee-related damages
- Considerations in quantifying loss
- Guidance from Donovan v. Bierworth
- Selection of but-for investments
- Time period
- Lost investment opportunity
- Revenue sharing
Ahmer Nabi specializes in quantitative analyses and financial modeling in support of complex ERISA, finance and securities, commercial litigation, and damages matters. Prominent ERISA matters he has consulted on include Kanawi v. Bechtel, In re: Marsh ERISA Litigation, Nolte v. Cigna, and an ERISA stock drop case involving a Fortune 100 company. He has also performed complex analyses pertaining to liability and damages issues in cases involving ERISA excessive fees, investment suitability, and compliance with fiduciary duties. Mr. Nabi has analyzed mutual fund advisors’ investment performance and fees analyses; securities fraud, including class certification and the evaluation of alleged misrepresentations and omissions contained in offering materials and other company disclosures; and investment portfolio due diligence, valuation, and risk analyses.
Ahmer Nabi specializes in quantitative analyses and financial modeling in support of complex ERISA, finance and securities, commercial litigation, and …
David R. Johanson is Partner-in-Charge of the Napa office of Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP. He also has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York to cover his national practice.
Mr. Johanson assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions (and related tax planning), and business succession and estate planning. Mr. Johanson has served as outside general counsel to numerous corporate clients over the past 32 years. Mr. Johanson also frequently appears on behalf of clients in business and employment-oriented defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, before regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Labor, California Labor Commissioner, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and comparable state regulatory agencies, against felony criminal indictments in U.S. Federal Court, and in dispute resolutions of various kinds. Mr. Johanson represents corporations in shareholder and non-competition disputes. Mr. Johanson is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association and a frequent Lecturer for the University of Southern California Mediation Clinic. Mr. Johanson has actively served as a Temporary Judge on a pro bono basis for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts since October of 2009.
David R. Johanson is Partner-in-Charge of the Napa office of Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP. He also has offices in …
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General knowledge of employee benefits laws
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Over the last half century, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP has grown to include more than 160 lawyers in 10 offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco. The team represents many of America’s largest corporations, small local businesses, and individuals in complex litigation and transactions. As national leaders in their fields of expertise, their ESOP, Employee Benefits, M&A, Tax & ERISA group brings extraordinary depth in perspective when advising clients in connection with retirement plans, equity incentives, executive compensation, shareholder issues, fiduciaries, mergers and acquisitions, and employment and benefits litigation throughout the country.