The Garner Firm’s Adam Garner had the honor of speaking at two recent American Bar Association conferences addressing ERISA employee benefits. The first conference was the ABA’s Torts, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) 46th Annual TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits in Austin, TX. The conference was held from January 16-18, 2020, and Adam moderated a panel on Attorney’s Fees in ERISA Litigation with a nationally recognized panel of ERISA experts.
The second conference was the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Employee Benefits Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, which was held last week in Rancho Mirage, CA. Adam spoke on a panel providing an update on the law regarding multi-employer pension plans. Adam’s portion of the presentation discussed situations in which retirement plans unfairly and unreasonably seek the repayment of pension benefits that were mistakenly overpaid to plan participants through no fault of the of the participant. These claims can often involve tens of thousands of dollars and impose significant financial hardship on retirees. Adam has significant experience litigating these claims on behalf of retirees.
Over the years, Adam has developed a national reputation as a leading authority on employee benefits law and ERISA. He is regularly asked to speak to lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bar at conferences sponsored by various organizations. If your employee benefits claim has been denied, or if you believe your employee benefit plan fiduciary has breached its duties to you or other plan participants, contact us today. We may be able to help.