Emily Costin is chair of the Employee Benefits Committee and will be moderating the panel “ERISA ‘Hot Topics’ in Litigation/ Retirement Focus.” Plaintiff, defense, and in-house counsel will discuss “hot topics” and recent developments in ERISA litigation, including recent trends in service provider/401(k) fee litigation as well as an update on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Kathy Huang will serve on the panel “Recent Developments in Life Insurance Litigation: Contestable Claims, Misrepresentations, Rescissions, STOLI, and Class Actions.” This panel will discuss recent developments in life insurance litigation, including analysis of the latest state and federal case law decisions arising from contestable claims, application misrepresentations and policy rescissions, STOLI schemes, and class action lawsuits.
Emily Hootkins will speak on the panel “Emerging Trends in Employee Benefit Plan Design and Administration.” This panel of plaintiff, defense, and in-house counsel will examine new trends in employee benefit plan design, including choice of venue provisions, arbitration clauses, contractual limitations periods, attorney fee provisions, and limitations on liability and remedies. What are courts doing with challenges to these provisions? This panel will also examine new challenges to employee benefit plan administration, in particular issues of cybersecurity and privacy. What is a reasonable approach to cyber readiness relative to the administrative costs to the plan? What are appropriate document retention policies and procedures relative to risks of maintaining PHI and PII?
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