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Advanced ERISA Disability Mediation Techniques

American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits [JCEB]

June 20, 2019
Recorded Online

Join Denise M. Clark as she moderates a webinar on mediation techniques unique to ERISA disability cases, together with panelists experienced JAMS mediator Adrienne Publicover, Cassie Springer Ayeni and Rob Forni.

Topics include:

  • Dffect on settlement of bringing concurrent (a)(3) and (a)(1)(B) claims
  • Pros and cons of early mediation
  • Ways to make the parties more amenable to settlement in advance of mediation
  • Brackets and other resolution techniques
  • Relationship building for the win
  • Insights on when to exchange briefs and documents
  • Overcoming disputes over benefit calculations
  • Best use of evidence outside the record to support / defeat claims
  • Ethical considerations in negotiating settlements and drafting agreements
  • Commonly occurring issues and procedural defenses impacting settlement that counsel need to tactfully negotiate (e.g., inconsistent claims for disability benefits and employment discrimination, statute of limitations, failure to exhaust)

Moderator: Denise M. Clark, Esq., Clark Law Group, PLLC


  • Cassie Springer Ayeni, Springer Ayeni, PC
  • Robert M. Forni, Jr., Esq., Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC
  • Adrienne Publicover, Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS

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