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What the Supreme Court's Dudenhoeffer Decision Means for ESOPs

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This replay was recorded on February 10, 2015.

About This Meeting

In Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer, the Supreme Court ruled that ESOP fiduciaries are no longer presumed to be prudent when investing in company stock, but also laid out a series of guidelines that may make it more difficult for many plaintiffs to prevail. This Webinar will review what the court decided with a particular focus on what it means for private companies.


Charles Dyke

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Nixon Peabody LLP

Chuck leads the firm's ERISA litigation practice. His experience includes defending complex ESOP cases, defending breach of fiduciary duty class actions, litigating pension plan termination cases, and handling appeals. Chuck also has significant experience litigating complex commercial cases. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer each year since 2007 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Chuck speaks and writes on ERISA litigation topics.

Karen D. Ng

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Nixon Peabody

Karen focuses on ERISA and employee benefits matters with an emphasis on ESOPs. She has extensive experience with the design, implementation, and administration of ESOPs, pension plans, profit sharing plans, and 401(k) plans. Karen advises clients with respect to the structuring of ESOP transactions involving both closely held and publicly traded companies. She is a frequent author and speaker on ESOP-related topics.