FTI Consulting Announces 2012 ERISA Litigation and Compliance Breakfast Series

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the launch of the 2012 ERISA Litigation and Compliance Breakfast Series.

Join leading industry and regulatory experts in a lively discussion about the changing legal and financial landscape for ERISA fiduciaries, counsel and asset managers. Aimed at professionals who work for or with corporate benefit plans, these breakfast meetings examine the impact of new rules and regulations, lessons learned from the courts, and ways to mitigate personal and professional liability at a time when fiduciary litigation is soaring.

The breakfast seminars will be held in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and San Francisco and offer a chance to hear and participate in a moderated panel discussion session about important topics such as pension and 401(k) plan governance, service provider due diligence, fee economics, withdrawal liability, successor liability, bankruptcy restructuring and much more. Stay abreast of breaking news, network with colleagues and earn CLE, if applicable. Call-in arrangements will be made for those who cannot attend in person so you can participate in each and every event.

"Companies around the world are fast realizing that poor employee benefit plan risk management and governance impacts participants, creditors, suppliers and shareholders in numerous ways," said Basil Imburgia, Senior Managing Director of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice of FTI Consulting. "This is no time to look the other way. Bad decisions about how trillions of retirement plan dollars are deployed can roil the bottom line, destroy enterprise value and make things tough for millions of people. Our goal in rolling out the FTI Consulting 2012 ERISA Litigation and Compliance Breakfast Series is to empower executives to make good decisions by being able to ask questions of experts at a time of great uncertainty."

April 18, 2012 — New York City
ERISA LITIGATION, C-SUITE LIABILITY AND ENERGIZED PLAINTIFFS' BAR

  • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: John P. ("Sean") Coffey, Esq. and Executive Managing Director – BlackRobe Capital Partners, LLC
  • Speaker: Andrew L. Oringer, Esq. and Leader of the ERISA and Executive Compensation Practices – Ropes & Gray
  • Speaker: Wendy Von Wald, Esq., Senior Underwriter and Fiduciary Liability Specialist – Chubb & Son

April 26, 2012 — Chicago
NEW DISCLOSURE RULES AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR ERISA CLASS CERTIFICATION

  • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: Mark Casciari, Esq. and Partner in the ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group – Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Speaker: Richard Eichmann, Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: Hannah B. Widlus, Esq. and Partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department – Seyfarth Shaw LLP

May 3, 2012 — Boston
PRIVATE EQUITY, SERVICE PROVIDER DUE DILIGENCE, AND DOL AND IRS AUDITS

  • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: Jamie Fleckner, Esq. and Partner and ERISA Litigation Practice Leader – Goodwin Procter
  • Speaker: Russell A. Gaudreau, Jr., Esq. and Partner – The Wagner Law Group
  • Speaker: Dr. Stephen D. Prowse, CFA and Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: Heather M. Stone, Partner – Edwards Wildman Palmer
  • Speaker: Laura Tholen, Esq. and Senior Legal Counsel – Fidelity Investments

May 9, 2012 — Washington, D.C.
TARGET DATE FUNDS, 401(K) PLAN INVESTMENT CHOICES, M&A AND PBGC TERMINATIONS

  • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: Bradley D. Belt, Chairman of PCM LLC and Managing Director of The Milken Institute and former CEO of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Speaker: Tess J. Ferrera, Esq. and Member, ERISA Fiduciary Litigation and Counseling Practices – Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Speaker: Michael J. Prame, Esq., Principal and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group – Groom Law Group

May 15, 2012 — Philadelphia
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, PLAN DESIGN AND INVESTMENT FRAUD

  • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
  • Speaker: John D. Martini, Esq. and Chair of the Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group – Reed Smith
  • Speaker: Brian T. Ortelere, Esq. and Co-chair of the ERISA Litigation Practice – Morgan Lewis & Bockius

  • June 5, 2012 — San Francisco
    ACTIVIST INVESTORS AND ERISA VS. SECURITIES LITIGATION

    • Moderator: Dr. Susan Mangiero, CFA, FRM and Managing Director – FTI Consulting
    • Speaker: James P. Baker, Esq. and Partner in the ERISA Litigation Practice – Baker & McKenzie
    • Speaker: Ronald S. Kravitz, Esq. and Partner – Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP
    • Speaker: Eric Poer, CPA, CFE, CFF and Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting

    About FTI Consulting

    FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at http://www.fticonsulting.com/.

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