New York, NY, May 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Benjamin L. Grosz, Attorney, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “ERISA's Fiduciary Trap: An Update on What Service Providers and Plan Sponsors Should Know LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for May 26, 2015 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm (ET).
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About Benjamin L. Grosz
Ben Grosz is an associate with Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where he advises clients on a broad range of employee benefits issues and federal tax planning matters. His employee benefits practice consists of advising employers and fiduciaries on a wide range of matters, including Code and ERISA compliance for retirement and health/welfare plans, assisting with correction of plan errors (including for the EPCRS and DFVC programs), counseling plan committees on fiduciary matters, preparing determination letter applications and voluntary compliance submissions, responding to participant claims/appeals, and handling a variety of issues that arise in transactions. Ben has extensive experience drafting plan documents, amendments, fiduciary committee meeting minutes, summary plan descriptions and other participant communications. He works with large and small clients on their benefit programs and routinely handles day-to-day administrative questions for all types of plans. Recent employee benefits clients include Boeing, PSEG, Xerox, SABIC, and the Smithsonian Institution.
About Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered
Ivins, Phillips & Barker, founded by two of the original judges on the United States Tax Court in 1935, is the leading law firm in the United States exclusively engaged in the practice of federal income tax, employee benefits and estate and gift tax law. The firm’s lawyers are nationally recognized to be among the best and brightest in the country. Decades of focus on the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code has led numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies, tax-exempt organizations, and high-net-worth individuals to rely on the firm for answers to the most complicated and sophisticated tax planning problems, as well as for complex tax litigation. Ivins provides expert counsel in all major areas of tax law, offering prompt and efficient attention whether for the most detailed and intricate of issues or for rapid responses to emergency situations.
KC Event Synopsis
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will explain fiduciary fundamentals and discuss updates on the latest developments and issues for plan sponsors and service providers, including the Supreme Court’s Tibble v. Edison decision, the DOL’s recently re-proposed Conflict of Interest regulation, functional fiduciary concerns, post-Dudenhoeffer fall-out for employer stock issues, implications of “excessive” fee litigation against service providers and plan sponsors, and updates on remedies. This live two-hour webcast will alert you to foundational and emerging issues, provide guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls and risks, and review key challenges and updates that plan sponsors and plan service providers should know.
Topics to be covered in this course include:
Risks that Service Providers and Plan Sponsors face under ERISA
Implications of the Re-Proposed Conflict of Interest Regulation for Service Providers and Plan Sponsors
Fundamental and Functional Fiduciary Issues
Emerging Trends and Risks in Employer Stock for Plan Sponsors post-Dudenhoeffer
Key Takeaways from Recent Major Fee Litigation (and Settlements), including the latest from the Supreme Court in Tibble v. Edison International
Post-Amara Remedies and Rochow v. LINA
Compliance and Best Practices
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org.