FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2019

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE TO HOST EVENT TITLED “HOW FIDUCIARIES CAN MINIMIZE LITIGATION RISKS WITH THEIR RETIREMENT PLANS”

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host an event titled, “How Fiduciaries Can Minimize Litigation Risks with Their Retirement Plans.” The event will take place on Friday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the firm’s One Canalside Office, located at 125 Main Street in downtown Buffalo. Phillips Lytle Partners David H. Kernan and Anna Mercado Clark, and Senior Associate Jeffrey D. Coren, will present.

Topics:

  • Navigating Retirement Plan Litigation
  • Recent Cases, Future Trends and Best Practices for Fiduciaries to Minimize Litigation Risk and to Prevail Against Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • The Interaction Between Fiduciary Obligations and Cybersecurity
  • Tips For Managing Internal and Third-Party Cybersecurity Practices

Mr. Kernan concentrates in federal and state taxation, employee benefits, executive compensation, and tax-exempt organizations. His employee benefits practice includes the design, drafting and implementation of defined benefit pension plans, cash balance plans, 401(k) plans, tax sheltered annuities, and ESOPs, as well as compliance with tax law and ERISA. His executive compensation practice includes the design and drafting of nonqualified deferred compensation plans and Code Section 409A compliance with respect to nonqualified plans.

As leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Security & Privacy and e-Discovery & Digital Forensics Practice Teams, Ms. Clark focuses on complex e-discovery and digital forensics, cybersecurity and data privacy, and complex commercial litigation. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations.

Mr. Coren focuses on complex business litigation, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, breach of contract, business fraud, and commercial real estate litigation. Mr. Coren is also experienced in international litigation, including international arbitration proceedings, disputes involving foreign parties, cross-border discovery, import/export administrative penalty cases, and enforcing foreign judgments. He is admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada and at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Washington, D.C. and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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