Day 1 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:00
Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30
Co-Chairs’ Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote

Co-Chairs

James F. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

James R. Carroll
Partner
Skadden

8:45
Enterprise Risk Management and Regulatory Roundtable Regulatory Priorities and Responses for 2017 and Beyond

N. MacDonell Ulsch
Consultant, Author and Lecture

Ed Zaharewicz
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

Moderator:

Josephine Cicchetti
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

Speakers:

Lawrence Kosciulek
Director
FINRA

  • Cybersecurity and data breaches
    • What concerns regulators?
    • The NAIC’s Cybersecurity Task Force
    • Mitigation of Critical Risks
  • Data Breach Litigation
  • Focus on “Big Data” issues
  • Market conduct examination priorities
  • SEC enforcement and investigation priorities
  • Multiple regulators: Cooperators or competitors?
  • Disclosure issues with variable products in a low interest rate environment

10:45
Morning Networking Break
11:00
Product and Sales Practice Class Actions and Complex Litigation: Update on Latest Filings and Theories – PART ONE

James F. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Maeve O’Connor
Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

Paul Gallagher
VP & Chief Counsel Complex Litigation
John Hancock Life Insurance Co.

James R. Carroll
Partner
Skadden

Andrew Friedman
Shareholder
Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint

  • Planning for Changes Under the New Administration
  • Preparing For Enhanced Litigation Risks
  • Defining and Demonstrating Compliance With Fiduciary Duties
  • SEC’s Proposed Uniform Fiduciary Rule For Brokers and Advisers

12:00
Networking Luncheon
1:00
Product and Sales Practice Class Actions and Complex Litigation: Update on Latest Filings and Theories – Part Two

Paul Gallagher
VP & Chief Counsel Complex Litigation
John Hancock Life Insurance Co.

Maeve O’Connor
Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

James R. Carroll
Partner
Skadden

Stephen J. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

Andrew Friedman
Shareholder
Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint

  • Cost of insurance cases: New filings, theories, and developments
  • Other developments in complex life insurance and annuity litigation, including shadow insurance cases, fixed annuity class actions, and and unclaimed property
  • Views from the plaintiffs’ bar

2:10
Afternoon Break
2:30
Excessive Fee Litigation

Patrice Sabach
Assistant Vice President & Counsel
MassMutual Financial Group

Eben Colby
Partner
Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

James F. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

James E. Miller
Partner
Shepard, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP

John Longwell
Chief Counsel, Litigation Regulatory and Employment
VOYA Financial

Jason A. Tucker
Associate General Counsel - Litigation
Putnam Investments

  • Latest filing trends
  • New 401K Theories of Liability
  • Update on cases filed in 2015-2016

4:30
Co-Chairs’ Day One Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
8:30
Individual Product Litigation Roundup: Life Insurance, Annuities, Mutual Funds and More

Jodi Hyde
Vice President Deputy General Counsel
Fidelity & Guaranty Life

Erik Askelsen
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Athene USA

David McDowell
Partner
Edison, McDowell & Hetherington

Shaunda Patterson Strachan
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

  • STOLI: Case law developments, strategies, detecting and proving fraud, underwriting lessons
  • Litigation Risks Presented By Parallel Market Conduct Activity
  • Updates on Significant Non-Class Life, Annuity, and Long-term Care Cases

10:00
Morning Networking Break
10:20
The View From the Bench: A Unique Opportunity to Hear How Federal Judges View Life Insurance and Annuity Cases and Issues

Hon. David J. Waxse
U.S. Dist. Ct.

Hon. Mildred E. Methvin
U.S. Dist. Ct.
W.D. La.

Hon. Richard S. Schmidt
U.S. Bankr. Ct.
S.D. Tex.

Hon. Tonianne J. Bongiovanni
U.S Dist. Ct.
D.N.J.

Hon. F.A. Gossett, III
U.S. Dist. Ct.
D. Neb.

Co-Moderators:

James F. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

James R. Carroll
Partner
Skadden

The Judge’s Panel will discuss recent trends and key cases in the world of class certification trends and developments, particularly in the life and annuity context.

11:50
Break
12:00
Social Media Discovery

Stephen J. Jorden
Shareholder
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA

Robert “Bo” Phillips
Partner
Alston & Bird

Terri Garland
Vice President, Loss Prevention Counsel
ALAS

  • Duty to Use Social Media and Ethical Limitations
  • Evidentiary Considerations
  • Preservation/Spoliation Issues
  • Advising Clients on Social Media Use
  • Investigating Judicial Officers and Jurors

1:00
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Conference Ends