Liz Deckman, Partner,
Andrew Holly, Partner,
Employers that sponsor company retirement plans have many fiduciary responsibilities involving the ongoing administration of the Plan and the obligation to manage the investment options offered to plan participants. A typical best practice for plan sponsors is to establish a benefits committee to manage the administrative processes including the selection and monitoring of the investment options in the plan. The members of the committee are designated as fiduciaries to the plan and must carry out their responsibilities consistent with ERISA Fiduciary Standards. Liz Deckman, partner at Seattle law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP, will provide insights and best practices for committees and overall plan governance.
Liz Deckman has extensive business law experience in employee benefits and ERISA, including design and implementation of all types of tax-qualified retirement plans and trusts; drafting, implementing, and advises employers on health and welfare plans; and advising clients on the effect of new laws on plans. She also assists clients in the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Liz was named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Employee Benefits Law by Best Lawyers, 2013-2019, and has been on the WP&BC Board since 2011.
Andrew Holly has extensive experience as lead counsel defending fiduciaries, sponsors, and insurers in ERISA fiduciary class actions, including cases involving company stock, 401(k) plan fees, defined benefit plans, pension age discrimination claims, Taft-Hartley pension plans, prohibited transaction claims, claims for plan benefits, executive compensation claims, and other fiduciary and plan investment matters.
Andrew also represents clients in complex tax litigation in federal and state courts. He has handled dozens of jury and court trials, arbitrations, regulatory matters, and other evidentiary hearings.
Credits: Retirement Credit