Trucker Huss, APC is pleased to announce that Directors Angel Garrett and Robert Gower will participate in panel discussions at the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits ERISA Basics National Institute on October 16-18 in Chicago.
Angel’s panel, “ERISA Preemption” will introduce the fundamental principles of ERISA preemption, the impact preemption has on other legislation related to employee benefit plans and the exceptions to preemption the statute permits. It will detail how ERISA preemption has changed since the statute’s inception, and discuss its current effect on state plan regulation.
Robert’s session, “Spousal Rights Under ERISA Plans: QDROs, and QMCSOs” acknowledges that the benefits provided by employee benefit plans generally may not be alienated. The panel will address the exceptions to this broad rule, introducing the basics of QDRO’s, QMSCOs, and other spousal and related rights.
Angel represents plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers in ERISA class action and single plaintiff lawsuits nationwide. She has a broad range of experience in employee benefits law and fiduciary breach matters.
Robert concentrates his practice in fiduciary responsibility as well as tax-qualified retirement plan design, compliance, and administration. He routinely works with plan sponsors and fiduciaries to 401(k), defined benefit, cash balance, and profit sharing plans.