American Bar Association American Bar Association

ERISA Litigation

 • DATE: November 10 - 11, 2005
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, the luncheon, each breakfast and network with other registrants and faculty.  Registrations must be postmarked, e-mailed or faxed by Wednesday, October 12th to receive the discount.  

Early Bird Registration - Before October 12

   $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 12

   $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 people 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, which 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 Karen Case at (202) 662-8641.  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 Karen Case (FAX # (202) 662-8682), or ask the speakers directly during the program presentation.


Refunds will be made only if requests are received in writing by Wednesday, October 12, and a $50 administrative fee will be charged.  No refunds will be made for requests received after Wednesday, October 12.  Substitute registrants for the ERISA Litigation National Institute are welcome.


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) 662-8641 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 Karen Case at (202) 662-8641. Reasonable advance notice is requested

ERISA Litigation
Program Brochure
Program Registration
National Institute Faculty
AGENDA - Thursday, November 10
AGENDA - Friday, November 11
HOTEL & AIRLINE Information
Purchase Audiotapes or Course Materials Books
Attendee Area


EARLY BIRD & HOTEL RESERVATIONS -Wednesday, October 12th