Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 30, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a final regulation amending the fiduciary regulations governing investment duties under the Employee Retirement Investment Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). This final regulation is clear that an ERISA fiduciary should not consider “non-pecuniary” factors such as environmental, social or corporate governance (“ESG”)

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Seyfarth attorneys Howard Pianko and Linda J. Haynes will participate in the Practicing Law Institute’s Pension Plan Investments 2020: Current Perspectives program. Howard is a co-Chair for the program and Linda will present as part of the “Plan Governance Issues” panel. In this program,

By: Mark Casciari and Joy Sellstrom

Synopsis:  On August 28, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule entitled “Promoting Regulatory Openness Through Good Guidance” (the “PRO Rule”) that establishes a data base with far fewer “Guidance” documents, thus placing a greater focus on statutory and regulatory interpretation.

Effective September 28, 2020,

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 23, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed regulation amending the fiduciary regulations governing investment duties under the Employee Retirement Investment Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). This proposed regulation provides guidance for an ERISA fiduciary considering an investment or investment strategy based on “non-pecuniary” factors such as environmental, social

By Namrata Kotwani and Ian H. Morrison

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 26, 2020, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee, et al. v. Sulyma. 589 U.S. ___ (2020), holding that plan participants must read plan disclosures to have the “actual knowledge” required to trigger ERISA’s shorter 3-year