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  1. Investment Fraud: 25%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Workers Compensation: 25%
  4. Employee Benefits: 25%

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Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

333 South Hope Street Suite 2900

Los Angeles, CA, 90071-3048


1880 Century Park East 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067



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Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Employee Benefits CounselCharter MemberN/A
Association of Insurance CounselAffiliateN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Pension & Benefits DailyFiduciary Responsibility; Former Employee Lacks Standing to Challenge 401(k) Plan 'Freeze'2005
Labor & Employment BulletinDeveloping Law: The Responsibilities of Directed Trustees Under ERISA2005
Labor & Employment BulletinParticipant Tort Suits Alleging Improper Denial of Coverage by HMOs Preempted by ERISA2004
Labor & Employment BulletinSupreme Court Clarifies Law Governing Working-Owner Participation in Employee Benefit Plans2004
Labor & Employment BulletinSupreme Court Holds Treating Physician Rule Does Not Apply Under ERISA2003
Labor & Employment BulletinU.S. Supreme Court Holds ERISA Does Not Preempt 'Any Willing Provider' Laws2003
Labor & Employment BulletinU.S. Department of Labor Issues ERISA 'Blackout' Period Interim Final Rules2002
Labor & Employment BulletinERISA Preempts State Law Substantial Compliance Doctrines with Respect to Change of Beneficiary Designation2002
Labor & Employment BulletinSupreme Court Holds that ERISA Does Not Preempt State Statutes Providing HMO Participant's With the Right to an Independent Medical Review2002
Labor & Employment BulletinSupreme Court Bars Insurance's ERISA Suit for Damage's2002
Labor & Employment BulletinDivided Ninth Circuit Panel Applies Treating Physician Rule to ERISA Disability Cases2001
Labor & Employment BulletinEmployee Assistance Programs' Confidentiality Protected by Federal Privilege2001
Labor & Employment BulletinU.S. Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Preemption Over State Statute that Automatically Revokes Beneficiary Designation Upon Divorce2001
Best Practices In HRCash Balance Plan Must Pay Lump Sum More Than Account Balance2001
Metropolitan Corporate CounselSupreme Court Rejects ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against HMO for Mixed Treatment Eligibility Decisions2000
Journal of Deferred CompensationCutting Edge ERISA Defenses1997
The Brief (ABA)ERISA Preemption And Health Care Issues1994
ERISA and Benefits Law JournalHigh-Tech ERISA Defenses1993
New Developments in ERISA LitigationNew Developments in ERISA Litigation1992
ERISA BasicsERISA Basics1992
Benefits Law JournalERISA Preemption Reaffirmed: Supreme Court Stays the Course in FMC Corp. and Ingersoll-Rand1991
Contract HealthcareERISA-Based Defense Can Shield HMOs from Costly Suits1988
PersonnelHow to Prevent Wrongful Termination Lawsuits1988
Bad FaithBad Faith1988
Group Health Association of America JournalERISA: Protection for HMO Industry Against Bad Faith Claims1988
Journal of Compensation and BenefitsExtra Scrutiny of ERISA Reporting Requirements Needed Due to New Supreme Court Decision1987
Insurance AdvocatePilot Life: Insurer's Double-Edged Sword1987
National UnderwriterPilot Life: Insurer's Double-Edged Sword1987
National UnderwriterPilot Life: Insurer's Double-Edged Sword1987
Labor and Employment Law Newsletter (ABA)ERISA Litigation: The Evolving 'High-Tech' Defenses1986
Labor and Employment Law Newsletter (ABA)Employer Discretion in Terminating Managerial Employees1986
Life, Health and Disability Benefits: A Primer for Corporate CounselLife, Health and Disability Benefits: A Primer for Corporate Counsel1986
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Continuing Education of the Bar Employment Disputes (Wrongful Termination)1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LexisNexis Presents ERISA, A Practitioner's GuideERISA Preemption in a Nutshell-Year 20022002
Law Education Institute/Bureau of National Affairs, 1999 Winter CLE ConferenceHow To Get The United States Supreme Court's Attention1999
The Rutter Group Insurance Litigation updateERISA Preemption1998
The Rutter Group Insurance Litigation updateERISA Preemption1998
Joint Committee on Employee BenefitsThe Flexible Workforce of the 1990's1997
Law Education Institute/Bureau of National Affairs,1997 Winter CLE Conference, Employee BenefitsHigh-Tech ERISA Defenses1997
National Institute, ERISA BasicsWhat is an ERISA Plan1996
California Judges Association/The Rutter GroupEmployment Litigation 19961996
Mid-Winter Meeting, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionERISA Preemption of Fraudulent Inducement Claims and The Insurance Company's Ability to Reduce Exposure Under ERISA by Avoidance of Fiduciary Status1995
Labor and Employment Law SectionEquitable Estoppel Developments in ERISA Law1994
UnknownERISA and Life, Health Claims Litigation Seminar: "New Trends and Tactics"1994
UnknownWaiver/Estoppel: How Plaintiffs Are Getting Around Preemption1994
UnknownERISA Preemption and Health Care Issues1993
Labor and Employment Law SectionUnknown1993
International Claims Association Annual MeetingERISA1988
Insurance Law SectionERISA developments1986
U.C.L.A. School of Law Conference on Employment Discrimination and the LawUnknown1979

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