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Board of Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors Strategic Planning Challenges: For the fourth year in a row, strategic planning tops the list. Overseeing the company’s direction is a core board responsibility, often requiring directors to step back and look at the company’s business from the...

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A Trap For The Unwary: Employee Benefit Plans And The Fiduciary Exception To The Attorney-Client Privilege

An employer that administers an employee benefit plan often takes on the role of fiduciary. Under the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege, communications between a plan fiduciary and counsel regarding matters of plan administration have been held to be discoverable, to the extent...

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Private Equity

The Risks For Private Equity In Companies With Underfunded Benefit Plans

Editor: Please provide our readers with the facts involved in the case Sun Capital Partners v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund. Raskin: In the Sun Capital case, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that an investment fund managed by a private equity firm, Sun...

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