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ERISA Litigation - 2006

 • DATE: November 9 - 10, 2006
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


Who Should Attend? 

  • Litigators who handle ERISA cases and want to enhance their substantive ERISA knowledge
  • Benefits practitioners who wish to further their knowledge of the substantive law and most recent case law
  • Litigators who find themselves confronting ERISA preemption issues on an increasing basis
  • ERISA specialists who draft plan language and render advice about plan administration, trying to minimize the risk of litigation
  • Litigators seeking to develop expertise in this growing field of practice


What Past Participants Have Said

“Excellent up-to-date materials and program.  A good coverage of issues from the simple to very complex by an excellent group of well prepared faculty.”  Christopher Morris, Ryan, Jamison, Morris, Ryan & Smith

“Definitely the best conference I have been to yet!  The topics covered were cutting-edge issues that litigators are faced with on a daily basis.” Kristi B. Gauthier, Miller, Shpiece & Tischler, PC

“Having one plaintiff-side and one defendant-side speaker during every session has at least two benefits missing from most seminars:  First, it gives the audience the perspective of two experienced lawyers at once.  But, second and more importantly, it brings the advantages of the adversarial system to the seminar, especially because these speakers are not shy about calling each other out.                           David Tetrick, King & Spalding LLP

“The seminar was extremely well-organized and provided a thorough discussion of all of the hottest areas in the field.  This is a must for any ERISA litigator.”  Gardiner B. Davis, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP


Attend the entire two-day program, each breakfast, and the reception, and network with other registrants and faculty.  Registrations must be postmarked, e-mailed or faxed by Wednesday, October 11 to receive the discount.

Early Bird Registration - Before October 11

$945 General Public

$845 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$745 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)

Full Tuition - After October 11

$995 General Public

$895 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$795 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)

On-Site Tuition

$1045 General Public

$945 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$845 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings) 


If three or more register from the same firm, one registrant will receive a $50 reduction in program tuition!  Every registrant will receive a copy of the informative course materials book that can be used as a comprehensive resource long after the program is held.  Each registrant will also be eligible for MCLE accreditation within those states that require continuing legal education.



A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this program.  To request an application or receive additional information, contact Nancy Matthews at (202) 662-8640.  Scholarship applications must be received in the ABA offices no later than thirty days prior to the program presentation.  Preference will be given to full-time LL.B. candidates.


If you have a specific question that you want answered, you can fax it up to the day before the program to Nancy Matthews (FAX # (202) 662-8682), or ask the speakers directly during the program presentation.


Written confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed to you upon receipt. Please bring it with you to the National Institute as proof of registration. If you do not receive the confirmation notice prior to the presentation, please call the ABA at (202) 662-8640 at least 24 hours in advance to confirm that your registration was received and that the program is being held as scheduled.


If special arrangements are required, please contact Nancy Matthews at (202) 662-8640. Reasonable advance notice is requested

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