New York, NY, August 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alison V. Douglass, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “ERISA Enforcement and Compliance: A 2013 Perspective.” This event is scheduled for August 27, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Alison V. Douglass
Alison Douglass is a litigation partner in Goodwin Procter's Boston, Massachusetts office. Alison concentrates her practice on complex business litigation with a particular emphasis on ERISA litigation and mutual fund litigation. She has been involved in litigating a broad range of class actions, derivative actions, and multi-proceeding litigations in state and federal courts across the country.
As part of her ERISA litigation practice, Alison has counseled and defended a broad range of clients, including 401(k) plan service providers, directed trustees, investment managers, plan fiduciaries, and insurance companies. Alison has represented clients in all phases of ERISA-related litigation, including pre-litigation counseling and a wide variety of trial and appellate matters in courts across the country, with a particular focus on ERISA fiduciary issues and defense expert witness strategy. She has also represented clients in regulatory investigations and governmental proceedings, including before the U.S. Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation's leading law firms, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity; technology companies; financial services; intellectual property; products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white collar defense. The firm is recognized for the depth and breadth of its national Litigation Practice and has over 375 litigators focused on providing aggressive, results-oriented representation. Goodwin litigators conduct trials, hearings and arbitrations; defend clients in enforcement matters and investigations; and counsel on alternative dispute resolution, litigation avoidance and risk management. Firm attorneys concentrate on high-profile matters involving business and commercial law, environmental issues, intellectual property, products liability and mass torts, white collar crime and government investigations, securities litigation and SEC enforcement, consumer financial services, antitrust and competition, and ERISA. For more information, visit www.goodwinprocter.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoodwinProcter.
The Department of Labor has stepped up its ERISA enforcement activity and it’s a sure bet more is on the way. To avoid hefty fines and penalties, plan administrators must always be ahead of the curve by having advanced planning for effective processes and procedures in place to ensure they are in compliance with this powerful federal law.
A panel of thought leaders assembled by the Knowledge Group will discuss the significant topics relating to ERISA enforcement and compliance from a 360 degree perspective providing attendees with a best practices guide to help avoid the many pitfalls. ERISA Enforcement and Compliance: A 2013 Perspective LIVE Webcast is a must attend live webcast for plan administrators and plan participants and other interested professionals.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.