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Congress Passes Bill Invalidating Mandatory Arbitration and Joint-Action Waivers for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Claims

USA - March 10 2022 On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (the “Act”)…

David W. Brown, David Curran, Lissette A. Duran, Jeh Charles Johnson, Brad S. Karp, Maria Helen Keane, Loretta E. Lynch, Jean M. McLoughlin, Leah J. Park, Madhuri Pavamani, Rachel Rosenberg, Liza M. Velazquez, Lawrence I. Witdorchic

Supreme Court Clarifies ERISA Fiduciary’s Duty of Prudence

USA - January 27 2022 On January 24, 2022, the Supreme Court held in Hughes v. Northwestern University that a context-specific inquiry is required to determine whether a…

Aimee W. Brown, Lewis R. Clayton, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Roberto Finzi, Joshua Hill Jr., Daniel J. Kramer, Gregory F. Laufer, Randy Luskey, Jane B. O'Brien, Jessica E. Phillips, Jeffrey J. Recher, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Audra J. Soloway, Liza M. Velazquez, Jing Yan

Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Remove Barriers to Considering ESG Factors in Plan Management

USA - October 18 2021 On October 14, 2021, the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) published a proposed rule titled “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and…

Reco Charity, David Curran, Jake Glazeski, Jean M. McLoughlin, Madhuri Pavamani

U.S. Department of Labor Continues Focus on Retail Retirement Investors

USA - April 20 2021 On April 13, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) released two guidance documents relating to a recently adopted DOL exemption (PTE…

Jake Glazeski, Jean M. McLoughlin, Lawrence I. Witdorchic

U.S. Department of Labor Will Not Enforce Final Rules on ESG Investing, Proxy Voting

USA - March 12 2021 The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced on March 10, 2021 that it will not enforce recently published final rules on “Financial Factors in…

Mark S. Bergman, David Curran, Jake Glazeski, Sofia D. Martos, Jean M. McLoughlin