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Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary CLE

ERISA’s Fiduciary Rule: What’s New and What’s Next

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Employment/Labor Law CLE & CPERecording

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary Webinar. After several amendments and applicability delays, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's (ERISA) fiduciary rule is finally set to be effective on January 1, 2018. However, with the prevailing transition period (June 9, 2017 - January 1, 2018), in addition to the mixed reactions it has been receiving, it is still difficult to predict ERISA’s future and to navigate upcoming developments on the said rule.

Considering these, it is imperative for all ERISA-affected entities to be abreast of the latest updates and possible revisions on the final rule. As early as now, affected firms must start devising a comprehensive plan to closely monitor any updates.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of ERISA's fiduciary rule and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and emerging developments. Speakers will also give significant insights on how to monitor the updates and promptly comply with the requirements.

This Webcast will discuss the following key topics:

  • ERISA - Legal Framework
  • Overview of the ERISA's Fiduciary Rule
  • Important Dates and Amendments
  • Timeline of Applicability
  • Potential Changes and Revisions
  • How to monitor important updates
  • -BIC Exemption

Agenda

Holly Hejmowski, Senior Manager
Freed Maxick CPAs
  1. Who is a fiduciary?
  2. The Background of the ERISA Fiduciary Rules
  3. What is the new Fiduciary Rule and how does it impact individuals and Plan Sponsors?

Janene Marasciullo, Partner
Wilson Elser
  1. Currently Applicable Requirements.
    1. Impartial Conduct Standards
    2. No Material Misrepresentation
    3. Comparison to FINRA Suitability Rule and RIA Rules
  2. Delayed Implementation of Other Aspects of BIC Exemption
    1. DOL Delayed Enforcement Policy
    2. FINRA Statements/ Guidance
    3. SEC Statements /Guidance
  3. Private Litigation Issues
    1. Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements
    2. Class Action Issues
    3. Potential Claims

Rachel J. Markun, Partner
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP
  • How can Plan Sponsors Ensure their Advisors are Addressing the Uncertain Landscape for the Fiduciary Rule?
  • What Participant Communications make sense to consider During the DOL Delayed Enforcement Policy?
  • Should a DOL Mock Investigation be Conducted to Measure Compliance Risks? 
  • What is the Role of Fiduciary Liability Insurance Coverage for Plan Sponsors and Service Providers? 

Who Should Attend

  • Benefits Managers
  • Compensation Committee members
  • Employee Benefits & Compensation Consultants
  • Employee Benefits Attorneys
  • Employees
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • HR Personnel
  • HR Executives
  • Other Interested/Related Professionals

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Holly Hejmowski, Senior Manager
Freed Maxick CPAs
  1. Who is a fiduciary?
  2. The Background of the ERISA Fiduciary Rules
  3. What is the new Fiduciary Rule and how does it impact individuals and Plan Sponsors?

Janene Marasciullo, Partner
Wilson Elser
  1. Currently Applicable Requirements.
    1. Impartial Conduct Standards
    2. No Material Misrepresentation
    3. Comparison to FINRA Suitability Rule and RIA Rules
  2. Delayed Implementation of Other Aspects of BIC Exemption
    1. DOL Delayed Enforcement Policy
    2. FINRA Statements/ Guidance
    3. SEC Statements /Guidance
  3. Private Litigation Issues
    1. Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements
    2. Class Action Issues
    3. Potential Claims

Rachel J. Markun, Partner
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP
  • How can Plan Sponsors Ensure their Advisors are Addressing the Uncertain Landscape for the Fiduciary Rule?
  • What Participant Communications make sense to consider During the DOL Delayed Enforcement Policy?
  • Should a DOL Mock Investigation be Conducted to Measure Compliance Risks? 
  • What is the Role of Fiduciary Liability Insurance Coverage for Plan Sponsors and Service Providers? 

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Holly HejmowskiSenior ManagerFreed Maxick CPAs

Holly M. Hejmowski, CPA is a Senior Manager with over eleven years of professional accounting experience working at Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., which is a top 100 accounting firm in the United States. Holly specializes in employee benefit plan audits including defined contribution, defined benefit, 403(b), and Taft-Hartley multi-employer plans for both private and public companies. She is responsible for the overall planning, organization, supervision, and completion of numerous employee benefit plan audits and has provided litigation support to employee benefit plans and has assisted clients undergoing Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits.

In addition, Holly consults with employee benefit plans regarding their internal control environment, compliance issues, and industry best practices. She has assisted many clients in self-correcting operational errors and compliance problems in accordance with approved guidelines, before they are discovered by the Internal Revenue Service or Department of Labor. Holly frequently attends the annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Conference and is in charge of training staff and clients in new employee benefit plan regulations and developments.

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Janene MarasciulloPartnerWilson Elser

Janene Marasciullo is a partner in the New York office of national law firm Wilson Elser and chair of its Securities Industry practice. She is a trial attorney with extensive first-chair experience litigating complex commercial, fraud, regulatory and employment disputes, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising within the financial industry. In addition, she represents corporations and individuals during regulatory investigations and grand jury investigations, conducts internal investigations and assists corporations in making voluntary disclosures to federal regulatory agencies. Janene has handled dozens of cases from inception through appeal and has tried cases in federal and state court and at FINRA Dispute Resolution. She has handled appeals in both federal and state courts as well. Prior to entering private practice, Janene served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division and the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States complex contract, customs, tax, regulatory and civil fraud matters. She also worked in the Enforcement Department and the Office of General Counsel at NASD, the predecessor to FINRA, where she investigated violations of the federal securities laws and helped formulate NASD policies and practices.

Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Rachel J. MarkunPartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

Rachel J. Markun is a Partner in the Napa and San Francisco offices of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ms. Markun advises clients regarding the corporate, tax and fiduciary issues relating to ESOPs and employee benefit plans. She has represented plan fiduciaries, employers and financial institutions in connection with legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, the federal securities laws, and the California tax laws. She has extensive tax expertise relating to tax-exempt entities including matters involving unrelated business tax issues and all aspects of retirement plan qualification issues. She represents retirement plan corporate sponsors in a variety of matters, including Internal Revenue Service audits and U.S. Department of Labor investigations. Ms. Markun has an active practice in addressing ERISA issues in litigation matters and in addressing regulatory matters involving ESOPs. She has extensive experience in substantive ERISA issues and in preparing defense strategies for ERISA cases, including privilege issues, co-fiduciary liability issue and damages issues.  She counsels many ESOP companies and fiduciaries on a range of compliance, best practices and risk management issues. Ms. Markun is a frequent lecturer and author on corporate


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Online CLE ERISA’s Fiduciary

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Experience in employee benefits law

Course Code:
   146971

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Holly M. Hejmowski, CPA is a Senior Manager with over eleven years of professional accounting experience working at Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., which is a top 100 accounting firm in the United States. Holly specializes in employee benefit plan audits including defined contribution, defined benefit, 403(b), and Taft-Hartley multi-employer plans for both private and public companies. She is responsible for the overall planning, organization, supervision, and completion of numerous employee benefit plan audits and has provided litigation support to employee benefit plans and has assisted clients undergoing Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits.

In addition, Holly consults with employee benefit plans regarding their internal control environment, compliance issues, and industry best practices. She has assisted many clients in self-correcting operational errors and compliance problems in accordance with approved guidelines, before they are discovered by the Internal Revenue Service or Department of Labor. Holly frequently attends the annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Conference and is in charge of training staff and clients in new employee benefit plan regulations and developments.

Janene Marasciullo is a partner in the New York office of national law firm Wilson Elser and chair of its Securities Industry practice. She is a trial attorney with extensive first-chair experience litigating complex commercial, fraud, regulatory and employment disputes, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising within the financial industry. In addition, she represents corporations and individuals during regulatory investigations and grand jury investigations, conducts internal investigations and assists corporations in making voluntary disclosures to federal regulatory agencies. Janene has handled dozens of cases from inception through appeal and has tried cases in federal and state court and at FINRA Dispute Resolution. She has handled appeals in both federal and state courts as well. Prior to entering private practice, Janene served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division and the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States complex contract, customs, tax, regulatory and civil fraud matters. She also worked in the Enforcement Department and the Office of General Counsel at NASD, the predecessor to FINRA, where she investigated violations of the federal securities laws and helped formulate NASD policies and practices.

Rachel J. Markun is a Partner in the Napa and San Francisco offices of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ms. Markun advises clients regarding the corporate, tax and fiduciary issues relating to ESOPs and employee benefit plans. She has represented plan fiduciaries, employers and financial institutions in connection with legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, the federal securities laws, and the California tax laws. She has extensive tax expertise relating to tax-exempt entities including matters involving unrelated business tax issues and all aspects of retirement plan qualification issues. She represents retirement plan corporate sponsors in a variety of matters, including Internal Revenue Service audits and U.S. Department of Labor investigations. Ms. Markun has an active practice in addressing ERISA issues in litigation matters and in addressing regulatory matters involving ESOPs. She has extensive experience in substantive ERISA issues and in preparing defense strategies for ERISA cases, including privilege issues, co-fiduciary liability issue and damages issues.  She counsels many ESOP companies and fiduciaries on a range of compliance, best practices and risk management issues. Ms. Markun is a frequent lecturer and author on corporate

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