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Illinois Supreme Court “Upgrades” Willful Misconduct Requirements in Unemployment Cases
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

The longstanding statutory definition of “willful misconduct” that would disqualify an unemployment insurance claimant has been “the deliberate and


Reportable event changes for pension plans effective January 1, 2016
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 1 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) altered the reportable event rules for defined benefit pension plans


Seventh Circuit continues to apply federal successor liability doctrine to multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

Regarding multiemployer pension plans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has long held that a purchaser can incur withdrawal


Fiduciary risks involved in transferring assets from a seller’s 401(k) plan to the buyer’s plan
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

In many transactions, particularly those where the buyer is a portfolio company of a private equity fund, the buyer agrees to cause its 401(k) plan


Fiduciary risks involved in transferring assets from a seller’s 401(k) plan to the buyer’s plan
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 2 2015

In many transactions, particularly those where the buyer is a portfolio company of a private equity fund, the buyer agrees to cause its 401(k) plan


ERISA Section 4062(e) significantly reformed effective December 16, 2014
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, which contains provisions that


PBGC intends to monitor lump-sum and annuity cashouts under defined benefit plans
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 2 2014

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) stated in a filing published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2014, that it intends to


PBGC announces 2014 moratorium on ERISA Section 4062(e) enforcement actions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

On July 8, 2014, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) issued a press release announcing a moratorium on its enforcement of Employee


PBGC releases revised proposed regulations addressing reportable event requirements under ERISA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

Section 4043 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires pension plan sponsors to report a variety of corporate and plan


Recent case suggests how private equity funds can protect against unfunded pension liabilities of portfolio companies
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 6 2012

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts specifically rejects the 2007 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation opinion that private equity funds can be a “trade or business” potentially subject to joint and several liability for a portfolio company’s unfunded pension liabilities