[Webinar] Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Webinar Series - Employee Benefits - October 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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October 22nd, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

This webinar will focus on recent developments impacting the design and administration of employee benefit plans. A panel of Thompson Coburn attorneys will provide timely information about recent statutes, regulations and guidance. Some recent changes are temporarily in place due to COVID-19, while others represent permanent changes plan sponsors must, or may consider, implementing.

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This webinar is approved for 1.2 hours general CLE credit in Missouri and 1.0 hour general CLE credit in California and Illinois. 1.0 hour general CLE credit in Texas is pending and SHRM/HRCI credit has been applied for.

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Cathy Conrad

Cathy Conrad
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Cathy focuses her practice on employee benefits, taxation and closely-held businesses. She advises clients on all issues with respect to the design, implementation, qualification and administration of all types of tax-qualified plans, including pension plans, 401(k) plans, and ESOPs.

She advises clients on all issues with respect to the design, implementation, qualification and administration of all types of tax-qualified plans, including pension plans, 401(k) plans, and ESOPs.

Lori Jones

Lori Jones
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

For more than 30 years, Lori has been helping clients solve some of the most challenging employee benefit problems.

She advises clients on a wide range of employee benefit matters relating to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation, including 409A compensation plans, stock options, incentive arrangements and stock-based plans.

Michael Lane

Michael Lane
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Michael has experience with a broad range of qualified retirement plan matters, including issues with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Review Service; equity compensation arrangements; employee stock purchase plans, prospectuses and incentive compensation plans. He has consulted with clients on various Section 409A compliance matters and advised employers on employee benefits and executive compensation matters in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Rick Pautler

Rick Pautler
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Rick devotes his entire practice to the defense of employers in ERISA litigation related to pension, life, health, and disability benefits, both self-funded and insured.

In his 30-plus years of experience in ERISA litigation, Rick has appeared as lead counsel in more than 100 reported ERISA district court opinions originating from more than 30 district courts, and 30 ERISA appellate court opinions originating from eight different circuits. A number of those opinions are cited today as precedents in key areas of ERISA law, including "serious consideration" in the context of early retirement programs, whipsaw calculations in cash balance plans, and the enforceability of forum selection clauses.

Trish Winchell

Trish Winchell
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Trish has extensive experience with qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, welfare plans, and executive compensation. In her work for clients ranging from small municipalities across the country to the City of New York, she has successfully redesigned defined benefit and other pension plans in response to budget crises, including the highly publicized St. Louis firefighter pension reform. She helps companies create strategies for complying with the Affordable Care Act and determine the best way to offer coverage for employees while navigating the complexities of the law.

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