SHRM Co-Sponsors 'DOL Speaks' Benefits Conference

Sep 7, 2010

Conference, Sept. 20-21, at the Gaylord Convention Center

MEDIA: Reporters interested in attending "DOL Speaks 2010" should contact Melinda Semadeni at or

WHAT:DOL Speaks — U.S. Department of Labor — is a national conference where government officials engage retirement benefits professionals on employee benefits issues including fee disclosure, ERISA litigation, and the adoption of new regulations like the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Attendees include accountants, actuaries, attorneys, human resource directors, third-party administrators, plan administrators and investment professionals. Agenda.

In addition to DOL, co-sponsors include SHRM, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), and the American Bar Association (ABA) Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB).

WHEN: Sept. 20 and 21, 2010

WHERE:Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (Metro Washington D.C.)
201 Waterfront Street – National Harbor, MD 20745 – (301) 965-2000

WHO: Journalists who cover personal finance, healthcare, or retirement issues will hear from government officials and private-sector experts. Below are highlights.

Priorities from DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
(Sept. 20)

Phyllis C. Borzi – Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Michael L. Davis – Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

Fee Disclosure Update (Sept. 20)
C. Frederick Reish, Esq. – APM, Reish & Reicher of Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeffrey J. Turner – EBSA, ORI, U.S. Department of Labor

Governance: Best Practices & the Investment Process (Sept. 20 and 21)

John J. “Joe” Canary – EBSA, ORI, U.S. Department of Labor
Louis J. Campagna – EBSA, ORI, U.S. Department of Labor

Washington Update (Sept. 21)
Brian H. Graff – Executive Director/CEO, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
Gregory J. Dean – General Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Michele Varnhagen – Labor Policy Director, U.S. House Committee on Education & Workforce



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