ERISA: Defense Strategies to DOL Litigation and Investigations

October 18, 2023 at 12:00pm1:30pm (EDT)

David Johanson is presenting a webinar 

The recent months have witnessed a flurry of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) benefits-related litigation. The Department of Labor (DOL) is getting on the scene with heightened audits and investigations which may breed increased risk of violations for employers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and other professionals providing ERISA-governed benefits plans. Likewise, recent court decisions such as the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hughes v. Northwestern University continue to provide guidance to the Court of Appeals in carefully scrutinizing the plaintiff’s allegations.

As the litigation landscape continues to shift, practitioners should keep tabs on DOL’s ERISA enforcement activities and ensure proper administration of their plans to stay out of complex liability and potential litigation.

Join key thought leaders and practitioners, David R. Johanson (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP) and Stephen Wilkes (Wagner Law Group), for an in-depth discussion of crucial regulatory developments in ERISA. Speakers will also provide the audience with the best defense strategies in responding to DOL’s regulatory scrutiny.

Key topics include:

  • Recent Updates in DOL’s ERISA Enforcement
  • New Issues and Challenges in ERISA Litigation
  • Relevant Cases and Court Rulings
  • Litigation Strategies
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What’s Next?