About the Webinar

Risk management is a very important aspect of any company’s plan for success. For ESOP owned companies, fiduciaries and advisors operating in this rapidly evolving compliance environment that poses new – and costly - challenges at every turn, risk management is all the more essential. An understanding of recent developments in litigation brought by ESOP participants and the DOL, and in DOL investigations and IRS audits, can help to avoid problems with regulators and to be prepared to deal with trouble if it comes.

Join members of the McDermott Will & Emery ESOP Litigation team for a discussion of the lessons all ESOP owned companies, fiduciaries and advisors should be focusing on in 2020.


Rick is a partner in the Firm’s Employee Benefits practice group. He is a litigator and trial lawyer specializing in ERISA litigation. He represents companies, benefits committees, plan administrators, fiduciaries, and service providers in complex, class-action litigation and Department of Labor lawsuits, audits, and investigations.

Allison focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. She regularly represents clients facing litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). She represents plan sponsors, directors, benefits committees and plan fiduciaries of employee benefits plans, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), in class action litigation for breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transactions, as well as in lawsuits and investigations brought by the Department of Labor.

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