Editor’s noteBy Margaret M. BensonSeptember 2004Although Labor Day is not yet upon us as we go to press, several employee benefits attorneys have written articles that allow us to meet the deadlines for a September issue.
Federal caselaw updateBy David R. ShannonDecember 2004Six weeks after taking early retirement, and after he had been assured by his employer that there would be no special separation packages offered to departing employees, ComEd offered a special separation package to certain employees.
The mutual fund scandals and your retirement plansBy Ned OthmanJune 2004Daily news reports headline that federal and state law enforcement officials, including New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, are investigating trading practices at a number of the nation's leading mutual fund companies.
Noisy withdrawal and its implications for the employee benefits lawyerBy Julie A. GovreauMay 2004In response to the scandals that shook the foundations of the corporate world and severely compromised public confidence in the private sector, Congress in 2002 passed The American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002, better known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
A note from the editorBy Margaret M. BensonMay 2004This is our sixth issue of the Employee Benefits newsletter this year and it runs the gamut from the anti-cutback rule to "noisy withdrawal."
A note from the editorFebruary 2004I am pleased to present in this issue the second of a two-part series on Rev. Proc. 2003-44, written by our Chair, Katie Kennedy.
Postmortem QDROs-May benefits be divided after death?By William L. Scogland & Mark A. BerggenJune 2004Issues regarding the qualification of postmortem domestic relations orders ("DROs") continue to exist as a unified approach among the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals has yet to be made clear to benefit law practitioners.
Saying goodbye to a successful yearBy Kathryn J. KennedyJune 2004At the ISBA Annual Meeting in June 2004, it was my pleasure to hand off the leadership of the Employee Benefits Section Council to its new chair, Lori Cowdrey.