Gregory Porter Presenting at ERISA Litigation Conference


Bailey Glasser partner Gregory Y. Porter is speaking at the American Conference Institute’s ERISA Litigation Conference in New York on November 3, 2017. Porter will be speaking on ERISA class actions. A link to the program agenda is here.

Key topics include:

  • Key considerations for ERISA plan sponsors in the face of the debate over the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class action waivers
  • Exploring trends in recent Supreme Court rulings on this issue
  • Examining notable lower court rulings regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements in ERISA documents
  • Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration in ERISA
  • Assessing procedural matters that plan sponsors should consider before mandating individual arbitration of ERISA claims:
  • Arbitration cost sharing determinations
  • Arbitrator selection and scope of arbitrator authority
  • Structuring discovery
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