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2 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Discuss Key ERISA Litigation Topics at NYC Event

NEW YORK – Oct. 26, 2016 – Robert M. Goldich and Todd D. Wozniak, shareholders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will both be panelists at the 13th National Forum on ERISA Litigation. The event, hosted by the American Conference Institute, will take place Oct. 27-28, 2016, at The Park Lane Hotel in New York. The Forum brings together in-house counsel, federal judges, and outside counsel to discuss the today’s complex ERISA claims and class actions.

Goldich’s panel, “The ERISA Preemption Clause and Gobeille,” will address whether ERISA preempts and voids state law as applied to TPAs for self-insured employee health plans, the conflicts on and reporting requirements, as well as the implications for states’ ability to monitor healthcare markets.

Wozniak, co-chair of the law firm’s National Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team, will be a panelist on “Fiduciary Investment Litigation: Employer Stock, 401(k) Fee Cases, Stable Value Cases, and Settlement Practices.” The discussion will include post-Dudenhoeffer stock drop case law update, an analysis of the latest excessive fee cases being filed against universities and nonprofits, and related topics.

Goldich has more than 35 years of experience as lawyer and litigator representing employers in the key aspects of labor and employee relations. Goldich has tried to judgment more than 25 cases around the United States, and obtained summary judgment rulings in many others.

Wozniak is a trial lawyer who defends companies and public institutions throughout the United States in labor and employment, ERISA, and business disputes. During his career, he has defended more than a dozen class or collective actions and tried more than 40 cases or arbitrations to verdict.

About Greenberg Traurig's Business Labor & Employment Group

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. The practice has been recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” for Labor & Employment (2011 and 2013), and has received a regional award from American Lawyer affiliate, Daily Report, for “Litigation Department of the Year” in Georgia (Labor & Employment 2015 and 2017). In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, Labor-Management Relations, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit  Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.