Jackson Walker partner Jim Griffin spoke on ERISA fiduciary duties at the 17th Annual Whitley Penn Employee Benefits Conference in Fort Worth and Dallas on June 13th, 2014 and June 20th, 2014, respectively.
Mr. Griffin’s talk included lessons from the Eighth Circuit’s decision in ABB v. Tussey, which is a leading new case involving 401(k) plan administrative expenses and mutual fund revenue sharing. Mr. Griffin urged plan administrators to carefully monitor ERISA Section 408(b)(2) disclosures and be informed about the per participant costs of 401(k) plan recordkeeping services.
Mr. Griffin concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. He works with clients in various industries including technology, manufacturing, retailing, energy, and financial services. He advises clients on design, administration and compliance issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and other laws. Mr. Griffin received his B.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in 1983 from Texas Tech University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from SMU in 1986, where he was an editor of the SMU Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.