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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 22 Jun 2018

Fifth Circuit Issues Mandate Vacating the DOL Fiduciary Rule

On June 21, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate vacating the U.S. Department of Labor's ERISA Fiduciary Rule, thus ending years

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 24 Apr 2017

ERISA Fiduciary Rule: Some Quick Action Items

Following a presidential memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Labor to re-examine the ERISA Fiduciary Rule, the DOL recently extended the

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 7 Apr 2016

U.S. DOL Releases Final ERISA Fiduciary Rule

Almost exactly one year after the U.S. Department of Labor proposed to redefine the term "fiduciary" as it applies in the investment advice context

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2016

District Court Concludes Private Equity Fund Is Liable for Pension Obligations of Its Portfolio Company

On March 28, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts found that two private equity funds sponsored by the same advisor were

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 14 Apr 2015

U.S. DOL re-proposes ERISA fiduciary rule

Roughly four and a half years after its first attempt, the U.S. Department of Labor today again proposed to redefine the term "fiduciary" as it

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2013

First Circuit concludes private equity fund can be liable for pension obligations of portfolio companies

On July 24, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit became the first appellate court to address whether a private equity fund can

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 21 May 2013

PBGC proposed regulations: reportable events and certain other notification requirements

On April 3, 2013, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the "PBGC") issued proposed regulations (the "Proposed Rules") to effect changes in the

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 25 Oct 2010

“DOL proposes significant expansion of ERISA “fiduciary” definition in the investment advice context”

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently published a proposed rule that would amend the regulation interpreting the definition of “fiduciary” and significantly expand the types of investment advice activities that may give rise to fiduciary status under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”).

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2008

DOL issues fidelity bonding guidance

The US Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently released interpretive guidance regarding the fidelity bond required under Section 412 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”).

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 24 Oct 2008

DOL issues economically targeted investment and proxy voting guidance

On October 16, 2008, the US Department of Labor (the “DOL”) published two interpretive bulletins that modify and supersede the DOL’s prior guidance regarding the responsibilities of a benefit plan fiduciary in examining, and potentially investing the plan’s assets in, “economically targeted” or “socially responsible” investments, and in exercising the benefit plan’s shareholder rights, including the voting of proxies on securities held in the benefit plan’s portfolio.

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