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Seventh Circuit clarifies standard for establishing fiduciary status for plan service providers

USA - April 22 2013 In Leimkuehler v. American United Life Insurance Co., Nos. 12-1081, 12-1213 & 12-2536 (7th Cir. Apr. 16, 2013), the Seventh Circuit expanded on its...

Amanda S. Amert.


Roth conversions in 401(k) plans

USA - March 1 2013 With an increasingly murky tax horizon, companies sponsoring 401(k) plans might be looking for ways to provide participants with more flexibility in...

Matthew J. Renaud.


Reopening the brokerage window - DOL revises its controversial position on brokerage windows and eliminates its 1 look-through test

USA - August 2 2012 On July 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it has withdrawn QA 30 from Field Assistance Bulletin 201202 and replaced it with a new QA 39 in its revised Field Assistance Bulletin 201202R....

Matthew J. Renaud.


The Department of Labor delays the effective date of new pension plan service provider fee disclosure rules

USA - February 14 2011 On February 11, 2011, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that it intended to delay the effective date of recently promulgated pension plan service provider fee disclosure rules until January 1, 2012....

Jorge M. Leon.


Financial reform: how it will affect your company’s compensation practices, corporate governance and employee benefit plans

USA - July 21 2010 The recently passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") represents over a year of difficult compromise and overhauls the nation's financial regulatory system....

Matthew J. Renaud, Alexander J. May, Elaine Wolff, Jerry J. Burgdoerfer.