WCL Founders Celebration: Current Trends & Challenges in Employee Benefits Law

The American University Labor & Employment Law Forum is proud to announce a unique program on Current Trends & Challenges in Employee Benefits Law. This program will focus on the changing landscape of employee benefits, and how these changes affect everyday workers. The panels include a discussion about administrative law aspects of employee benefits, and a panel on job opportunities in this field. A reception will follow. Please see below for registration details.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4:00 pm – 8:15 pm, followed by reception

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603, Washington, DC 20016

4:00-5:30 pm  Current Trends and Upcoming Challenges in Employee Benefits

A panel discussion regarding recent regulatory activity regarding fiduciary standards, fee disclosure, more effective disclosure to participants, governmental plans, etc.

Moderator:  Nancy Abramowitz & Andrew Pike, Washington College of Law

Panelists:  Hon. Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Labor, EBSA (Invited)

Hon. Joshua Gotbaum, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Melanie Nussdorf, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson

Mary Ellen Signorille, Esq., AARP Foundation Litigation

Ruth Wimer, Esq., Ernst & Young (Retired)

5:45-7:15 pm  Opportunities in the Employee Benefits Field

Moderator: Tammy Killion, Associate, Groom Law Group

PanelistsLou Mazawey, Principal, Groom Law Group

Melissa Moore, Attorney, Plan Benefits Security Division, U.S. Dep’t of Labor

Tearyn Loving, Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC

Vivian Turner, Associate, Groom Law Group

7:15 -8:15 pm Reception Hosted By the Groom Law Group

Registration is free, but required – please register here.

CLE Accreditation will be applied for (2 credits) – registration will be $55.

For further information, contact: Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu.