Jonathan Rose Named Chair of ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
In the Press
August 13, 2012
Alston & Bird announced today that Jonathan Rose, a partner in the ERISA Litigation Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB). Rose was appointed during the ABA’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago and will serve a one-year term beginning on August 6, 2012.
The JCEB Committee coordinates and oversees the activities of the six sections of the ABA with Employee Benefits Committees, including Business Law; Health Law; Labor and Employment Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Taxation; and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice. The JCEB is also responsible for hosting an annual two-day Government Invitational Conference, in which senior officials from the federal agencies responsible for oversight of ERISA participate in an off-record discussion to get input on policy initiatives from a small group of employee benefits practitioners representing employers, employees and service providers. In addition, the JCEB annually coordinates technical sessions with the federal agencies overseeing ERISA in which questions are submitted by attorneys seeking clarification of recent governmental, regulatory and enforcement activities.