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Product includes audio files for the "ERISA Claim Litigation" CLE, presented on September 19, 2012. Audio files, course materials, seminar evaluation form, and Verification Affidavit will be sent electronically once payment is processed.

For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.

ERISA Claim Litigation 101

Presented by the Disability Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section


About the Program

Learn how to pursue and to defend against claims for disability, health, severance, retirement, and other benefits from employer plans that are governed by the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). The program will provide counsel for claimants, employers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of the procedural and substantive laws governing these claims. Find out what ERISA is and when it governs claims; why appealing a benefit denial to the plan or insurance company is critical; how the “trial court” often functions more like an appellate court; and how ERISA both limits and expands the available remedies. Increase chances of success, whether prosecuting or defending an ERISA claim decision by attending this seminar.

Program Chair:

Patrick W. Begos, Begos Horgan & Brown LLP, Southport



David S. Rintoul, Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Glastonbury

Alexander H. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, Southport


Program Schedule

9:30     Introduction

9:40     ERISA Plans: What are They and Why are They Important

10:00   Administrative Appeals: Exhausting Administrative Remedies

10:45   Preparing the Complaint: ERISA’s Particular Causes of Action, and Pre-emption of State-Law Claims and Remedies

11:15   Getting to the Merits: Discovery, Standards of Review, and “Trials on the Papers”

12:00   Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees: It’s Not a Sure Thing

  12:30   Questions and Answers


Who Should Purchase

Counsel representing claimants, plans and administrators in benefit applications, appeals, and litigation; employee benefits personnel from employers and insurance companies; counsel representing claimants for Social Security and workers’ compensation; and human resources generalists.


***The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.