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Bloomberg BNA Publishes Third Edition Of "Employee Benefits Law"

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA has published the Third Edition of Employee Benefits Law, written by members of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law.


The Third Edition provides balanced legal analysis and explanations of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Titles I and IV; rules of tax qualification, deductibility, and other key tax issues; ERISA preemption of state law claims and remedies and its relation to federal bankruptcy laws; benefit claims, with regard to evidentiary issues and abuse of discretion in denials; interplay with related legal areas—including employment discrimination and labor relations; and effects of sexual orientation and veteran status on benefits.

The treatise also includes thorough discussion of the statutes, regulations, and case law governing breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction claims, including application of ERISA to commonly litigated areas such as employer securities, service provider fees, and fiduciary misrepresentations. In addition, the Third Edition's comprehensive coverage of ERISA preemption includes detailed analysis of all significant decisions pertaining to this complex issue, as well as preemption's effect on state and local government attempts to mandate health benefits. The treatise also covers:
  • The implications of CIGNA Corp. v. Amara for plan sponsors and others
  • The evolution of the laws governing court review of benefits determinations, including the Supreme Court's pronouncement on standard of review in Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Glenn
  • Rules governing administrative exhaustion of claims, including the impact of health care reform provisions
  • Detailed coverage of the law governing employee stock option plans (ESOPs), 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and nonqualified plans
  • How and when the Pension Protection and Affordable Care Act affects the law governing health care benefit plans

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition was published in cooperation with the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. Section publications provide a balanced forum for the views and professional development of practitioners in labor and employment law. For more information on Section participation, please call the Section at 312.988.5813 or visit

Co-chairs of the Board of Senior Editors are Jeffrey Lewis , a shareholder and managing attorney of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker, & Jackson, P.C., Oakland, Calif., who has specialized in employee benefits law since 1975; Myron D. Rumeld , a partner in the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center of Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, N.Y., who co-chairs the firm's ERISA litigation group and supervises the bulk of the firm's employee benefits plan litigation activities in the New York office; and Ivelisse Berio LeBeau , of counsel to Sugarman & Susskind, P.A., Miami, Fla., whose practice focuses on employee benefits law and ERISA with an emphasis on litigation and compliance matters relating to the fiduciary responsibilities imposed by ERISA.

Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. In addition to Employee Benefits Law, Bloomberg BNA publishes: ERISA: The Law and the Code; ERISA Regulations; ERISA Class Exemptions; ERISA Litigation; ERISA Fiduciary Law; Section 409A Handbook; and other titles in employee benefits law. Visit us online for a free catalog, call 1.800.960.1220, or send an email request to

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition (1,942 pp. Hardcover/Order #1936-PR12/ $695.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) may be purchased from Bloomberg BNA, Book Division, P.O. Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1.800.960.1220. Fax orders: 1.732.346.1624. A 10% discount is available on print copies of books when ordering from the website at Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

Editors: Review copy available upon request.

Please email Anna Bailey at, or call 703.341.5767

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