CLE CoursesAn ERISA Litigation Primer (Or, What to Do When an ERISA Case Walks in the Door)

An ERISA Litigation Primer (Or, What to Do When an ERISA Case Walks in the Door)

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WA[Eligible for 1.00] — Must self-apply for credit.

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1 Hour 6 Minutes

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Course Description

Be prepared when an ERISA case walks through your door. In this program, ERISA attorney Russell Petti will take you through the fundamentals of ERISA litigation from beginning to end. Topics include:

- How to recognize when a case is governed by ERISA

- Exhausting administrative remedies

- ERISA causes of action

- Evidence

- Discovery

- Motions for attorney's fees

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Russell G. Petti

Russell G. Petti

Russell G. Petti is a former Major in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a Marine aviator, was a designated Weapons and Tactics Instructor, and was awarded an Air Medal (with gold numeral one) arising out of a successful night pursuit of an airborne narcotics smuggler. After leaving active duty, he graduated first in his class at Emory University School of Law, with awards in (among other areas) criminal, constitutional, contract, income tax and business law fields of study. After law school, Mr. Petti worked as an Associate in one of the most prestigious law firms in the country.

Mr. Petti subsequently served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the Central District of California. In that position he led investigations and conducted prosecutions in a wide range of areas, including narcotics and firearms trafficking, tax evasion, money laundering, violent crimes and various manners of fraud.