The program highlighted class action lawsuits that have been filed against colleges and universities over the fees and investment options offered in their 403(b) retirement plans. Despite the fact that none of these cases have yet to prove fruitful for the plaintiffs in litigation, the lawsuits are resulting in sizeable settlements. This webinar took a look at the claims that were made in those cases, potential vulnerabilities for 403(b) plan sponsors, and the steps 403(b) plan sponsors may want to consider to help mitigate and protect themselves against these potential risks.”
Jon co-moderated questions from attendees and facilitated a lively discussion regarding changes to the Transfer Act and Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs).
The annual program offered an in-depth look at Connecticut's new mortgage lending laws, an update on the latest developments affecting Connecticut’s foreclosure laws, insights from the CMBA lobbyist into the 2021 legislative session, and comments from Connecticut Department of Banking representatives on legislative, exam and enforcement issues of concern to the Connecticut mortgage industry, a Q&A discussion, and more.
The panel offered an in-depth look at relevant contract provisions and trends in disputes related to COVID-19, exploring multi-faceted COVID-related impacts on construction, quantification and recovery for COVID impacts, and how to avoid and/or mitigate COVID-related impacts on future projects. The panel also discussed the typical theories, paths, and obstacles to recovery for consideration when requesting an equitable adjustment, other common “landmines,” and common law defenses for non-performance.
Emily was among the panel of professionals who will share the latest information on Connecticut state guidelines, mask policies, vaccine information and mobile access, and other related updates and news to help businesses prepare for operation in the coming weeks.
Les led a discussion with senior executives on how the events of 2020 shaped M&A transactions, and what changes are here to stay. Topics covered included, what are the new transaction risks, and how do transaction documents reflect them; will M&A due diligence continue to be done remotely; and how can AI technology help firms in this new era of deal-making? The program was hosted by Kira Systems and presented by The Ortus Club. According to its website, the virtual roundtable series is described as “an exclusive online discussion for senior decision-makers in the legal sector across the United States.”
Joined by Meredith Ainbinder, Vice President and General Counsel at Emerson College and Destinee Waiters, Associate General Counsel at Suffolk University, the roundtable discussion addressed the challenges that in-house counsel may face with students returning to campus in the fall and how members of the community plan to respond. Topics covered included the campus living experience; policies on vaccines, masking and other CDC recommendations in reopening plans; and addressing student mental health concerns and disability accommodation requests.
The program offered an overview of compensation arrangements barred under the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA), including safe harbor exceptions, how the law interacts with and differs from the Anti-Kickback Statute, and alternative compensation strategies for sales and marketing employees.
Real Estate + Development Group member, Evan Seeman, co-presented on the expiration of Executive Orders 7B and 7I and how that will impact the land use process after June 30, 2021, as part of the Connecticut Bar Association's Planning and Zoning Section Meeting on June 22, 2021. Evan discussed the new laws regarding virtual (solely remote) and hybrid (a combination of in-person and remote) meeting formats for public agencies under the Implementer Bill, passed by the General Assembly in Special Session, as well as best practices for public agencies in conducting such meetings. Evan serves as the Section's Legislative Liaison, and on the Executive Committee.