The Wagner Law Group, Est. 1996

Sophisticated Legal Solutions Boutique-Style Service

Biography

Marcia S. Wagner is the founder of The Wagner Law Group, a certified woman-owned and operated business and one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded boutique law firms, specializing in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, employment, labor, human resources, personal law (estate planning and family) and investment management law. Ms. Wagner has been practicing employee benefits law for approximately 35 years. She founded The Wagner Law Group more than 25 years ago and is the Firm’s Managing Partner. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Ms. Wagner is an authority on employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified plans, fiduciary issues, deferred compensation, and welfare benefit arrangements. Her experience in employee benefits includes plan design, drafting and preparation, compliance, tax planning and consultation on all aspects of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She consults with law firms, employee benefits organizations, and corporate and public plan sponsors, and serves as an expert witness in ERISA litigation.

She counsels plan sponsors on qualified plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, multiple employer plans (MEPs), IRAs, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), executive compensation arrangements and retiree medical benefits in matters involving plan operation and maintenance, plan terminations, mergers and acquisitions, tax treatment of plan participants, use of life insurance and annuities, and derisking of pension liabilities.

Ms. Wagner also specializes in Title I of ERISA, and has obtained advisory opinions, information letters and prohibited transaction exemptions from the U.S. Department of Labor. She handles fiduciary matters impacting plan sponsors, investment and other fiduciary committees, investment managers and advisors, recordkeepers, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial services firms. Ms. Wagner advises clients on the avoidance and rectification of prohibited transactions, the development of compliance programs, and investment policies. She is a renowned expert in issues concerning pension plan investments and fiduciary issues, and her opinion has been sought by noted authorities in the employee benefits area, including governmental agencies.

Ms. Wagner works on Department of Labor, IRS and PBGC audits of plans as well as of financial institutions that service plans, and has negotiated numerous favorable closing agreements.

She was appointed Chair of the Employee Plans subcommittee of the IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Advisory Committee and received that agency’s highest honor. She is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is the recipient of more than 50 professional honors.

Finally, Ms. Wagner has written hundreds of articles and 24 books. She is a highly sought after lecturer, and is widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Pension & Investments. She has been a guest on Fox, CNN, Bloomberg, and NBC.

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Journals & Periodicals Quoting Marcia Wagner

Webinars & Podcasts

  • Forthcoming Developments and Employee Benefits – RightBRIDGE Summit, sponsored by CapitalROCK, March 24, 2022 – PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Catching Up On Cryptocurrency – Panelist, The Practising Law Institute’s ERISAPlan Investments in Financial Markets 2022: The Fundamentals webinar, March 22, 2022 – PowerPoint presentation available here
  • What Do Advisors Absolutely Need to Know About ERISA-Related Issues? Marcia Wagner Explains – 401(k) Specialist, August 9, 2021
  • Your New Fiduciary Responsibilities for Health Insurance –  TILT webinar, February 10, 2021 – Recording available here – PowerPoint presentation available here – Related whitepaper available here
  • Pensions & QDROs: Navigating Divorce Minefields –  MCLE New England, December 10, 2020 – PowerPoint presentation available here
  • IRS Audits of Employee Benefit Plans: Audit CAP – Strafford CLE Webinar, November 14, 2018 – More details here
  • The Future of the Retirement Industry, Webinar, September 7, 2018
  • Top 10 Retirement Plan Administrator Mistakes” – 401(k) Fridays Podcast, July 7, 2018
  • Legal Issues and Improvement Opportunities in Retirement Plans – Webinar for SNL Knowledge Center, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence, October 31, 2017, at 11:00 AM (EDT) – Register Here
  • DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact on Retirement Plan Sponsors, Plan Advisers and Service Providers – Webinar for Strafford, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET)
    – Register Here
  • The Impact of the New Fiduciary Rule – Marcia Wagner, webinar for Retirement Experts Network, Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT
  • ERISA Revenue Sharing Arrangements: Avoiding Plan Asset Status, Complying With Due Diligence Requirements – webinar for Stafford Live CLE Webinars, July 18, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – Webinar for IMCA International, January 31, 2017, 11:00 AM (ET)
  • The New DOL Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – Webinar for AI Insight, January 12, 2017
    – View Marcia Wagner’s Presentation here
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • CSC SNL 401(k) Webinar – Webinar for Commerce Street Capital, October 13, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • Fiduciary Developments Affecting 403(b) Plans – What Do You Need to Know? – Webinar for Heffernan Retirement Services, September 23, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • The DOL Fiduciary Rule: What Now? What Next? – Webinar for Think Advisor/The National Underwriter Company, August 24, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • New DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact on Retirement Plan Sponsors, Plan Advisers and Service Providers – 90-minute CLE webinar for Strafford, August 23, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • IRS Audits of Employee Benefit Plans: Audit CAPMarcia Wagner discusses the 10 essential elements of a ‘Best Interest Contract’ under the new DOL fiduciary rule with ‘IA Watch’ publisher Carl Ayers – July 25, 2016
    – View video of Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • So You Think You Know the Fiduciary Rule? – Marcia Wagner, LIMRA Virtual Town Hall Webinar, July 12, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • Survival – with Marcia Wagner of The Wagner Law Group – Podcast for LeftFoot, June 23, 2016
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – ERISA Webinar for BayState Financial, May 31, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – ERISA Webinar for MoneyGuidePro, May 25, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need To Know? – ERISA Webinar for Association of Corporate Counsel, May 25, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do TPAs Need to Know and Do Now? – ERISA Webinar for National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), May 10, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – ERISA Webinar for Principal Financial, May 4, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • ERISA and Investment Law Webinar: The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule – ERISA Webinar, April 20, 2016
    – View video of Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now? – ERISA Webinar with Kevin Knull, CFP, MoneyGuide Pro, April 19, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • The Fiduciary Rule: What Are the Practical Implications, What Should You Have Done Yesterday and What Should You Do Now? – ERISA Webinar with Kevin Knull, CFP, MoneyGuide Pro, March 24, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • Avoiding A Fiduciary Trap in Your Call Center – ERISA Webinar, February 25, 2016
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
  • ERISA and Investment Law Webinar: The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule – ERISA Webinar, April 20, 2016
    – View video of Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format“
  • 401(k) Plan Nondiscrimination Testing: Guidance for Employee Benefits Counsel”, ERISA Webinar for Strafford Publications, Inc., January 13, 2016
  • The DOL’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule: Crucial Update – 5-minute video clip, October 26, 2015
  • What’s New in ERISA? – Marcia Wagner, Bloomberg Advantage Podcast, September 28, 2015
  • “Newly Proposed DOL Fiduciary Rule: Moving to a Universal Fiduciary Standard” – Webinar for 401(k) Coach, August 25, 2015
  • “Newly Proposed DOL Fiduciary Rule: Moving to a Universal Fiduciary Standard” – Marcia Wagner, ERISA & Investment Management Law Webinar (45 min), April 29, 2015
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
    – View video of Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • “ERISA Revenue Sharing Arrangements: Avoiding Plan Asset Status, Complying With Due Diligence Requirements” – ERISA Webinar for Strafford Publications, Inc., March 11, 2015
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in PowerPoint format
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in .pdf format
    – View video of Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • “Recent ERISA Litigation and Related Title I Issues” – Bloomberg BNA Webinar, August 26, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Do’s, Don’ts and Best Practices for 3(16), 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciaries” – Webinar for TransAmerica Retirement Solutions, March 18, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • “ERISA Revenue-Sharing Arrangements: Avoiding Plan Asset Status, Complying with Due Diligence Requirements – Best Practices for Utilization of Excess Payments, Negotiation of the Contract, Allocation of Credits to Plan Participants and More” – Teleconference/Webinar for Strafford Publications, Inc., March 11, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Advantages of Micro Defined Benefit Plans,” Webinar for Dedicated Defined Benefit Services, November 15, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Delivering Value in a Target-Date Dominated World,” Webinar for PLANADVISER/Blackrock, November 13, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “What Trustees In Bankruptcy Need To Know About Pension Plans,” Webinar for PenChecks 2013 Expert Series, September 18, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Complying With PPACA,” Webinar, June 25, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “The Different Roles and Responsibilities of 3(16), 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciaries,” Webinar for Transamerica Speakers Bureau, June 18, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Re-enrollment: Myth vs. Reality,” Webinar for BlackRock & PlanSponsor, June 13, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • “A Plan Sponsor’s Fiduciary Calling: Improving the Retirement Readiness of Plan Participants,” Webinar for LPL Financial (sponsored by Mutual of Omaha) June 4, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Promoting and Evaluating The Success of Your Plan” Marcia Wagner, Webinar for Legg Mason, May 30, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Complying with PPACA,” Webinar for SourceMedia, May 22, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
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  • “Target Date Funds and Plan Sponsor Responsibilities,” Webinar for ByAllAccounts, May 16, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Transferring the Margins on Retirement Plan Investments”, Webinar for BPAS, April 9, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation entitled “Collective Investment Funds and ERISA” here
  • “Best Practices for Producing and Managing Rollover Business – The Fiduciary Advisor’s Rollover Toolkit,” Webinar, March 27, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “The Evolving ERISA Fiduciary Standard – What Do You Need To Know?” Webinar for ByAllAccounts, February 28, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “The Fiduciary Adviser’s Rollover Toolkit”, Webinar for 401(k) Coach, October 9, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s Webinar here (Registration required)
  • “408(b)(2) Disclosures – What Do You Need To Know?”, Webinar for Williams Financial Advisor Group, Sponsored by Vantage Benefits Administrators, May 30 & 31, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Fee Disclosure: What You Need to Know for Smooth Sailing,” ERP Actuaries & Consultants Webinar, March 21, 2012
    -View Marica Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Tackling the DOL’s New Rules in 2012 – What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead,” BlackRock and PlanAdviser Webinar, December 1, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Navigating the New Realities of 401(k) Participant Education,” Legg Mason Webinar, October 20, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “BlackRock 2011 Defined Contribution Survey Results Shifting Focus: From Retirement Savings to Retirement Income,” BlackRock, Inc. Webinar, June 28, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Washington Update: The Changing Face of 401(k) Plan Regulation,” Women in Pensions Network Webinar, June 23, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Guidance on Deferred Compensation: IRC 4091A and IRC 457,” The 401(k) Coach Program Year One – Session 3, June 22, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Washington Update: The Changing Face of 401(k) Plan Regulation,” Legg Mason Webinar, April 26, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C.,” (PDF) PIMCO Corporate Executive Board’s Retirement Services Webinar, January 31, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Fee Transparency and Best Practices for Plan Sponsors,” (PDF) Legg Mason Webinar, December 14, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) John Hancock Retirement Services’ Ask the Expert Webinar, December 7, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Congressional and Regulatory Changes to Target Date Funds,” (PDF) BNA Webinar on Target Date Funds, October 27, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) ByAllAccounts, Webinar, October 19, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “A Fiduciary Guide for Target Date Funds,” Legg Mason, Webinar, September 28, 2010
  • “What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform Compliance,” HighRoads, Inc., September 16, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “ERISA Litigation Update,” Marcia Wagner, August 13, 2010, BigMediaUSA.com
  • “Interim Final 408(b)(2) Regulations,” (PDF) Putnam Investments Webinar on DOL Interim Final Regulations, July 28, 2010
  • “Health Care Reform Overview,” (PDF) HighRoads, Inc., July 21, 2010 (New York, NY)-View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PowerPoint Presentation) 401(k) Coach Program Year 1 Session 3 Webinar, July 14, 2010 (Chicago, IL)
  • “The Top 5 ‘Hot Fiduciary Topics’ Every Financial Advisor Needs to Know,” Marcia Wagner, June 22, 2010, Plan Sponsor MagazineiShares.com – 
  • “Benchmarking Services: A Potential Solution to Every 401(k) Plan Fiduciary’s Problem,” (PowerPoint Presentation) The National Retirement Partners (NRP) 401(k) Plan Benchmarking Webinar, April 29, 2010
  • “Benchmarking Services: A Potential Solution to Every 401(k) Plan Fiduciary’s Problem,” (PDF) Eaton Vance, April 9, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “Talking Points Podcast Regarding Caterpillar Litigation: Interview with Marcia Wagner,” Marcia Wagner, December 11, 2009, PlanSponsor.com
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  • “Retirement Plans: Legislative, Regulatory, Judicial Developments,” (PDF) Financial Telesis, Inc. Webinar, December 4, 2009
  • “Podcast: A Primer on Fiduciary Liability Insurance and Bonding,”Marcia Wagner, November 23, 2009, The 401(k) Coac
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” Marcia Wagner, October 21, 2009, The 401(k) Coach Program Webcast
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” Marcia Wagner, May 27, 2009, The 401(k) Coach Program Webcast
  • “Final Regulations Under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code,” Marcia Wagner, December 14, 2007, National Webcast Seminar

Seminars & Presented Papers

  • Fiduciary Laws Pension Trustees Should Know – Speaker, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems Annual Conference & Exhibition, May 22, 2022 – More details here – PowerPoint presentation here
  • Does ESG Have A Place In 401(k) Plans? – Co-speaker, 2021 [email protected](k), October 24 -26, 2021, Nashville, TN – More details here
  • Preparing for the Coming Thing: Practical Solutions to Real-World Challenges – Panelist, The 2021 Fiduciary Excellence Forum, sponsored by FiduciaryNews.com and RiXtrema, March 24 -25, 2021.  Click here for details
  • COBRA Notice Litigation – American Conference Institute 18th Annual Forum on ERISA Litigation, November 19, 2020 – More details here – PowerPoint presentation here
  • ERISA Plan Investments in the Financial Markets 2020: The Fundamentals – Speaker, Practising Law Institute live webcast, March 16, 2020, New York NY – More details here
  • Anti-Alienation -Seaker, American Conference Institute Annual ERISA Conference, November 21 – 22, 2019, Park Lane Hotel, New York, NY – Powerpoint presentation here
  • ERISA Litigation Affecting Defined Benefit Plans – Speaker, 2019 Annual Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, April 7 – 10, 2019, Washington, D.C. – Details Here
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update – Find Out What You Don’t Know – Speaker, Pension & Investments DC Investment Lineup, April 4, 2019, Dallas, TX – View PowerPoint presentation here – More details here
  • Do You Know What You Don’t Know? – Speaker, Pension & Investments DC Investment Lineup, April 4, 2019, Dallas, TX – Details Here
  • The Future of the Retirement Industry – September 7, 2018
  • Common Audit Issues and What Do Benefits Professionals Need to Know About Tax Reform? – Marcia Wagner, ASPPA Benefits Council (ABC) of New England, September 6, 2018 (Waltham, MA)
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • What Benefits Professionals Should Know about the Tax Reform Act – Marcia Wagner, keynote speaker at the Millennium Trust Company client appreciation event, August 22 – 23, 2018, Newport Beach, RI
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation (with notes) here
  • Top 10 Retirement Plan Administrator Mistakes– 401(k) Fridays Podcast, July 7, 2018
  • “What Do Benefits Professionals Need to Know About Tax Reform?” – 2018 BPAS Partner Conference, June 13, 2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – Details here
  • “Common Audit Issues” – Society of Financial Services Professionals of New York City Chapter Lunch & Learn Event, May 23, 2018 (New York, NY)
  • Raymond James Retirement Plan Advisory Council Meeting, January 19, 2018 (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • ERISA Considerations for Employment Attorneys – MCLE: 20th Annual Employment Law Conference 2017, December 8, 2017 (Boston, MA) – Details here
  • Washington Update – Co-Speaker at the 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference, October 11-13, 2017 (Orlando, Florida) – Details here
  • IA Watch’s “Commitment to Compliance” Conference – September 18, 2017 (Boston, MA)
  • Boston Business Women’s 2017 BE BOLD Conference – The Wagner Law Group, sponsor, and Marcia S. Wagner, speaker, May 17, 2017, (Boston, MA)
  • The New Fiduciary Rule: What Do You Need to Know and Do Know? – Morningstar Institutional Conference, March 9, 2017 (San Antonio, Texas)
  • DOL Fiduciary Rule – Real Life Impacts to Your Practice – GRP Advisor Alliance National Conference, January 28, 2017 (Phoenix, AZ) – Details here
  • “Regulation, Legislation and Litigation Concerning the Retirement Plan Industry: The Legal and Political Arena for 2017”, The DCIO Leadership Summit, January 24, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • “DOL Fiduciary Rule Presentation” – 2016 BDC Closed-End Fund and Private Equity Due Diligence Meeting, sponsored by Snyder Kearney LLC, December 13, 2016, (Miami Beach, FL)
  • Fiduciary Facebook Live – Marcia Wagner interviewed live on Facebook along with Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Timothy Hauser, sponsored by MarketWatch, December 8, 201
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, 2016 Envestnet Alliance Executive Summit, September 29, 2016 (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • “IRA Rollovers: Aggregate, Segregate, Document, Communicate, and Education”, Envestnet Retirement Symposium, September 28, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois)
  • “DOL Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities”, Envestnet Retirement Symposium, September 27, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rule: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, ADISA 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show, September 26, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, Vestmark Client Summit, September 23, 2016 (Boston, MA)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, New Orleans Estate Planning Council Meeting, September 19, 2016 (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • “The New DOL Fiduciary Rule and Government Initiatives”, 2016 FPA Fall Annual Conference, September 16, 2016 (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, Think Advisor/The National Underwriter Company Webinar, August 24, 2016
  • “The Household Balance SheetSM View and the New DOL Fiduciary Rule”, RIIA Summer Conference, July 19, 2016 (Salem, MA)
  • “The Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Duty Rule: How Your Business Must Change – Beyond the BICE”, July 18, 2016 (New York, NY)
  • “Survival – With Marcia Wagner of The Wagner Law Group”, Podcast for LeftFoot, June 23, 2016
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, 2016 PIE Symposium, May 12, 2016 (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, 2016 LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute DOL Fiduciary Rule Symposium, May 3, 2016 (Boston, MA)
  • “The New Fiduciary Rules: What Do You Need to Know and Do Now?”, Webinar with Kevin Knull, CFP, MoneyGuide Pro, April 19, 2016
  • Spoke at Conference of Consulting Actuaries – April 12, 2016 (Washington, DC)
  • “The Fiduciary Rule: What Are the Practical Implications, What Should You Have Done Yesterday and What Should You Do Now?”, Webinar with Kevin Knull, CFP, MoneyGuide Pro, March 24, 2016
  • “Your ERISA Attorney Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon”, Pensions & Investments 2016 East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, March 8, 2016 (Miami, Florida)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives”, AXA 401(k) Producer Summit, March 7, 2016 (Santa Monica, California)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives”, DCIO Best Practices Summit (Financial Research Associates), January 28, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • “How Will Washington DC Affect Your Plans? A Regulatory Update From the Hill”, Northern Trust – Boston DC Investor Event, January 27, 2016 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives” – 2016 AXA Western Pension Conference, January 26, 2016 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives” – Financial Planning Association of Central Florida Symposium, January 25, 2016 (Lake Mary, Florida)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives” – WisdomTree Asset Management Meeting, January 5, 2016 (Miami, Florida)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives” – The MarketCounsel Summit 2015, December 9, 2015 (Miami, Florida)
  • “Pension Benefits Considerations for Multinational Companies: Cross-Border Issues in the Global Economy” – 2015 HLB North American Tax Conference and U.S Audit Group Meeting, December 4, 2015 (Coral Gables, Florida)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives”, 401(k) Coach Big Idea Focus Group, December 3, 2015 (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • “Thinking Outside The Box: Is It Dangerous For You & Your Plan?” – Defined Contribution Summit, November 17, 2015 (New York, New York)
  • “(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About PEOs”, 2015 ASPPA Annual Conference, October 20, 2015 (National Harbor, Maryland)
  • “DOL’s Fiduciary Rule & Rollovers”, 2015 PlanAdviser National Conference, September 29, 2015 (Orlando, Florida)
  • “Washington Update: New DOL and Governmental Initiatives”, National Association for Financial Planners Conference, September 28, 2015 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Newly Proposed DOL Fiduciary Rule: Moving to a Universal Fiduciary Standard – LPL Financial Focus 2015 Conference (Boston, Massachusetts), July, 26, 2015 – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation in PowerPoint format here
  • Three Presentations – ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum 2015 (Charleston, South Carolina), June 8, 2015
    – Real Success – In Business and Life
    – My Experience Starting A Business in the Retirement Plan Industry
    – Presentation to ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum
  • Talking Points – Plan Sponsor National Conference (2015) (Chicago, Illinois), June 2, 2015
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here in .pdf format
  • Customized Models for 3(16) Fiduciaries – 2015 TPA Partners Conference (Tucson, Arizona), May 13, 2015
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Clouds on the Horizon as ERISA Turns 40” – BNA/Bloomberg Tax Advisory Meeting (Washington, DC), November 20, 2014
  • “Important Pension Changes – Washington & Regulatory Update” – Charles Schwab Impact 2014 Conference (Denver, Colorado), November 5, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “ERISA Compliance & Errors: Top Ten Mistakes From An Auditor/CPA Perspective” – 2014 CFDD Conference (San Antonio, Texas), October 17, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Transformation of Active Management in DC Plans; New Active Investment Solutions” – 2014 CFDD Conference (San Antonio, Texas), October 16, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • “Participant Advice & The Brokerage Window” -2014 CFDD Conference (San Antonio, Texas), October 16, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “State & Federal Threats to the Private Retirement System” – 2014 CFDD Conference (San Antonio, Texas), October 16, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “HSAs & Retirement Plan Advisors: A Legal, Fiduciary & Best Practices Perspective” – 2014 CFDD Conference (San Antonio, Texas), October 14, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “ERISA Landscape – Plan Sponsor Issues Caring for Participants” – Envestnet Retirement Symposium (Chicago, IL), September 24, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Enhanced Service Opportunities Related to ERISA Plans” – Speaking Events for HA&W Wealth Management LLC (Atlanta, Georgia), August 5, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Critical Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need to Know?” – Retirement Alliance Annual Summit (Meredith, New Hampshire), July 16, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Critical Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need to Know?” – Janney Montgomery Retirement Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland), June 26, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Critical Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need to Know?” – Presentation for John Hancock Financial Services (Salt Lake City, Utah), June 16, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Retirement Plan Game Changers: What Advisors Need To Know” – Commonwealth Retirement Symposium (Boston, MA), June 3, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “ERISA Compliance and Errors – Top Ten Mistakes” – CTCPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference (Rocky Hill, Connecticut), May 20, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Critical Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need to Know?” – Strategic Pension Services, LLC Advanced Advisor Symposium, Sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services (Poughkeepsie, New York), May 8, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “What the Next Few Years Hold for 401(k) Plans and Retirement Savings and What It Means for Advisors and Their Clients” – ICMAs 2014 Annual Conference (Boston, MA), May 5, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Longevity Planning in Retirement Plans” – 2014 NAPA 401(k) Summit (New Orleans, Louisiana), March 23, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • Keynote Address – Legal Panel – 2014 NAPA 401(k) Summit (New Orleans, Louisiana), March 23, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • “The Do’s, Don’ts and Best Practices for 3(16), 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciaries” – Webinar for TransAmerica Retirement Solutions, March 18, 2014
    – View Marcia Wagner’s presentation here
  • ERISA Compliance and Errors – Top Ten Mistakes – 2013 AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting (Washington DC) December 12, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • Legislative Update: Year-End Review of Legal Changes Affecting Benefits Plans – Presentation for Legislative Update for Worldwide Employee Benefits (“WEB”), Atlanta Chapter, (Atlanta, Georgia), November 14, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • Important Pension Changes from D.C. – Regulatory Update – Presentation for Retirement Plan Administrators, LLC (Atlanta, Georgia), November 14, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” – Speaking Engagements for John Hancock Retirement Services – Sponsored by Legg Mason (Boston, MA, Providence, RI and Newton, MA), November 12, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    – View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update” – Eaton Vance, October 10, 2013 (San Diego and Irvine, California)
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “How Washington’s Policy Initiatives Could Impact The Retirement Plans Industry” – 2013 CFDD Conference, October 7, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas)
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Custom Solutions: Legal, Compliance and Disclosure,” 2013 CFDD Conference, October 7, 2013 (San Antonio, Texas)
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Tax And Benefit Reform Proposals,” PlanAdviser National Conference 2013 (Orlando, Florida) September 9, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Sii Investments National Sales Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada), August 16, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “ERISA Law Update,” Presentation for the Retirement Alliance, Inc. 2013 Advisor Summit (Meredith, New Hampshire) July 22, 2013
    – View Marcia Wagners’s Q&As here
  • The New England Broker Dealer/ Investment Adviser Association, Inc. (NEBDIAA), June 20, 2013
  • “The Changing DC Landscape: How Regulation Is Changing The Face Of The DC Plan,” Inside Indexing Second Annual Conference (Boston, MA) June 17, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” The Robertson Group (Columbus, Ohio), and Roundtable with Marcia S. Wagner for Everhart Advisors (Dublin, Ohio) – (both events sponsored by Legg Mason) May 29, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    -View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” John Hancock Financial Network (sponsored by Legg Mason) (Two presentations – Troy & Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) May 28, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    -View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • Black Rock DC Leaders Circle (New York, New York), May 20, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s Q&As here
  • Black Rock DC Leaders Circle (San Francisco, California), May 9, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s Q&As here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Presentation at Precept Advisory Group, LLC (sponsored by Eaton Vance) – (Santa Clara, California), May 8, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Target Date Funds and Plan Sponsor Responsibilities,” Seminar for New England Employee Benefits Council (Waltham, MA) April 26, 2013
  • “Lifetime Income – Prudent Production Selection and Monitoring for Strong Outcomes,” TIAA-CREF Client Forum 2013 (Marco Island, FL) April 24, 2013
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” John Hancock Financial Network (sponsored by Legg Mason) (Indianapolis, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio) April 18, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • “What do Corporate Counsel Need to Know about ERISA/Employee Benefits Matters?” Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts
    and In-House Counsel Network, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) April 5, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation entitled “Complying with PPACA” here
    View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” John Hancock Financial Network (Chicago, Illinois) March 20-21, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    View Marcia Wagner’s outline here
  • NAPA/ASPPA 401(k) Summit (Las Vegas, Nevada), March 4, 2013 (two presentations)
  • “Broader “Fiduciary” Definition: Legal Update,” ByAllAccounts, February 28, 2013
  • “The Evolving ERISA Fiduciary Standard – What Do You Need To Know?” Webinar for ByAllAccounts, February 28, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
    View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “Default Investments – Target Date Funds,” Marcia Wagner, Financial Research Associates, LLC 7th Annual Target-Date Funds Forum (Boston, MA), February 26, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Getting Ready for Fee Disclosures, DOL Audits and Other ERISA Issues”, Workplace Benefits Renaissance Conference (Atlantic City, New Jersey), February 12, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Practitioner Viewpoint: Turning the Tables – Practitioner Issues for DOL Consideration”, Joint Meeting of the IRS TE/GE Councils (Baltimore, Maryland), February 7, 2013
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” Presentation at UBS Fiduciary Forum (Atlanta, Georgia), February 1, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Presentation at UBS Fiduciary Forum (Atlanta, Georgia), February 1, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Webinar for Eaton Vance, (Boston, MA), January 31, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “A Perspective on 401(k) Issues and Pitfalls for 2013,” Webinar for One Capital Management (Boston, MA), January 30, 2013
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, in .PDF format, here
    View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update”, Presentation at Financial Research Associates 6th Annual Profit-Driven Strategies in the DCIO Market (Boston, MA), January 28, 2013
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Qualified Domestic Relations Orders,” MCLE Program – Employment Compensation in Divorce Cases, November 30, 2012
    – View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Retirement Plans – Current Developments & Common Myths”, New England ASPPA Conference, (Nashua, New Hampshire) November 15, 2012
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Presentation for Eaton Vance, (Westlake, Texas) November 6, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update” – CFDD 2012 Advisor Conference, (Chicago, IL) October 24, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” John Hancock Mixer Meetings, (Denver, CO) October 11, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • BlackRock DC Masters Circle (Round Table Discussion with Q&A), (New York, NY) October 10, 2012
    -View Questions and Answers here
  • “The Fiduciary Adviser’s Rollover Toolkit”, Webinar for 401(k) Coach, October 9, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s Webinar here (Registration required)
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Presentations for Eaton Vance (Denver, CO) October 3, 2012, (San Jose, CA) October 4, 2012, (San Francisco, CA) October 4, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” Marcia Wagner, National Pension Consultants Study Group (Charlestown, MA) September 28, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from DC – What Do You Need To Know?” EANE Compensation & Benefits Conference (Sturbridge, MA), September 12, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” 2012 PLANADVISER National Conference (Orlando, FL), September 10, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Presentations for Eaton Vance (Atlanta, Georgia), August 28 & 29, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” 2012 Raymond James Advanced Retirement Plan Symposium (Boston, MA), August 16, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” 2012 Retirement Alliance Advisor Summit (Meredith, NH), July 25, 2012
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Analyzing Emerging Fiduciary Law and Anticipating Its Impact on Investment Strategy,” 2012 U.S. Pensions Summit, July 24, 2012 (Chicago, IL)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation, with notes, here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?”, John Hancock Mixer Meetings, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (Columbus, OH and Dayton, OH)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Fee Disclosure,” Webinar for Employers Association of the NorthEast, July 13, 2012 -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Guidance on Deferred Compensation: IRC 409A and IRC 457,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Seminar ~ Executive Compensation Law, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (Boston, MA) -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” Seminar sponsored by Eaton Vance, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (Boston, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” UBS Defined Contribution Advisor Forum (sponsored by Eaton Vance), Friday, June 15, 2012 (Boston, MA) -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF)
    Janney Montgomery Scott, LLP: Advanced 401(k) Seminar, June 7, 2012 (Baltimore, MD)
    View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Annual Planning Meeting of The Retirement Advisor Council, May 24, 2012 (Hartford, CT)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Pension Plans: Everything You Need To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask,” CEBS Boston Chapter, Retirement Plan Fundamentals session (presentation for Cammack & LaRhette), May 23, 2012 (Norwood, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” 2012 Chicago Fiduciary Summit sponsored by Eaton Vance, May 16, 2012 (Rosemont, IL)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) BlackRock DC Leaders Circle Conference, May 15, 2012 (New York, New York)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) BlackRock DC Leaders Circle Conference, May 8, 2012 (San Francisco, California)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Integrating ERISA into Your Compliance Systems,” (PDF) 2012 NSCP Regional Meeting, May 7, 2012 (New York, New York)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) ProEquities National Business Builder’s Conference, May 2, 2012 (Hollywood, Florida)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Moving Beyond 401(k): Developing a Defined Benefit Advisory Practice,” 2012 fi360 Conference, April 26, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock 2012 Spring Masters Meeting, April 25, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Integrating ERISA Into Your Compliance Systems,” (PDF) 2012 NSCP Regional Meeting, April 2, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “The Politics of Retirement – A Washington Update,” MassMutual Presentation sponsored by Eaton Vance, March 28, 2012 (New York, New York; Short Hills, New Jersey; Wayne, Pennsylvania)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Mixer Meeting, February 8, 2012 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” TD AmeriTrade Institutional 2012 National Conference, February 3, 2012 (Orlando, Florida)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “New Opportunities in the DCIO Market,” Financial Research Associates, LLC 5th Annual New Opportunities in the DCIO Market, January 23, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Broadridge 2011 Annual Regional Meeting Series, November 30, 2011 (Boston, Massachusetts)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Mixer Meeting 2011, November 15, 2011 (Memphis, Tennessee)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Plan Fees and Fiduciary Responsibilities – Preparing for the New Rules,” (PDF) 1st Global National Conference 2011, November 14, 2011 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Prospecting the 403(b) Market for Companion DB Plan Business,” CFDD 2011 Advisor Conference, October 18, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Techniques to Help Advisors Consult to the Fastest Growing DC Plan Market,” CFDD 2011 Advisor Conference, October 18, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Basics of ERISA,” (PDF) 2011 NSCP National Meeting, October 17, 2011 (Baltimore, Maryland)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Mixer Meetings, October 12 and October 13, 2011 (San Mateo, California and Walnut Creek, California)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Guidance on Deferred Compensation: IRC 409A and IRC 457,” Toscano & Ardito CPA, October 11, 2011 (North Andover, Massachusetts)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock 2011 Retirement Plan Networking Mixer, September 22, 2011 (West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “How Women and Diversity Add Value to Your Practice,” Broadridge Women’s Leadership Forum 2011 Matrix Get Connected Conference, August 22, 2011 (Keystone, Colorado)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) 2011 Matrix Get Connected Conference, August 21, 2011 (Keystone, Colorado)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Mixer Meeting, August 11, 2011 (Beachwood, Ohio)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. Navigator 401(k) Symposium, August 4, 2011 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Overview of ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability and Best Practices,” Retirement Alliance2011 Advisor Summit, July 27, 2011 (Meredith, New Hampshire)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Plotting the Points and Staying the Course: Analyzing Emerging Financial Regulations and Anticipating its Impact on Investment Strategy,” U.S. Pensions Summit 2011, July 20, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes: What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Commonwealth Financial Network Symposium, June 21, 2011 (Boston, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • Important Pension Changes: What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Janney Montgomery Scott, LLP: Advanced 401(k) Seminar, June 16, 2011 (Baltimore, Maryland)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Evolving Best Practices for 403(b) Plan Fiduciaries,” (PDF) Fiduciary Investment Advisors – 2011 Client Conference, June 15, 2011 (Westbrook, Connecticut)
  • “Overview of ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability and Best Practices,” Seminar for TD AmeriTrade Trust Company sponsored by iShares, June 9, 2011 (San Francisco, California)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Washington Update: What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Washington Legal Update for MassMutual sponsored by Eaton Vance, June 7 and 8, 2011 (Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York; Wayne, Pennsylvania; West Orange, New Jersey)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Best Practices: Compliance and Retirement Issues,” (PDF) 2011 NSCP East Coast Regional Meeting, June 6, 2011 (New York, New York)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Overview of ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability and Best Practices,” Seminar for TD AmeriTrade Trust Company sponsored by iShares, June 1, 2011 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Guidance on Deferred Compensation: IRS 409A and IRC 457,” 2011 FICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference, May 26, 2011 (Orlando, Florida)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “DC Plan Participants Attitudes and Behavior,” (PDF) Panel Discussion for BlackRock, Inc., May 18, 2011 (New York, New York)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Fiduciary Liability Insurance, Bonding, Service Agreements and Warranties,” (PDF) 2011 fi360 Conference, May 5, 2011 (San Antonio, Texas)
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Allianz Retirement Summit, May 3, 2011 (Dallas, Texas)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock 2011 Retirement Plan Networking Mixer, April 28, 2011 (Cleveland, Ohio)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock 2011 Retirement Plan Networking Mixer, April 27, 2011 (Indianapolis, Indiana)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Wilmington Trust Partners for Success Conference, April 14, 2011 (Scottsdale, Arizona)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Financial Network – 401(k) Masters Program, April 13, 2011 (Boston, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Significant Department of Labor Regulatory Changes,” (PDF) Lockton Financial Advisors/Investment Advisors Conference, April 12, 2011 (Dallas, Texas)
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) LPL Symposium, April 11, 2011 (Scottsdale, Arizona)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Inaugural Defined Contribution Designated Financial Advisor Event, April 5, 2011 (Orlando, FL)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Overview of Fiduciary Responsibilities and Best Practices,” Conference for UBS Institutional Consulting, presented by The Vierra Group, March 30, 2011 (Quincy, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) 2011 Newport Advisor Conference, March 24, 2011 (Naples, FL)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “ERISA Litigation and Trends Update,” (PDF) UBS Retirement Roundtable Meeting Western Division, March 22, 2011 (Coronado, CA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “ERISA Litigation and Trends Update,” (PDF) UBS Retirement Roundtable Meeting Eastern Division, March 15, 2011 (Naples, Florida)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Retirement – Laws as They Pertain to the Employer & Worker,” SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, March 14, 2011 (Washington, DC)
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C. – What Do You Need To Know?” (PDF) John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Networking Mixer, February 22 and 23, 2011 (Kansas City, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “ERISA for Employment Lawyers,” (PDF) MCLE Seminar, February 15, 2011 (Boston, MA)
  • “What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform Compliance,” (PDF) 2011 Hospitality Law Conference, February 10, 2011 (Houston, Texas)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Important Pension Changes from D.C.,” (PDF) PIMCO Corporate Executive Board’s Retirement Services Webinar, January 31, 2011
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Fee Transparency and Best Practices for Plan Sponsors,” (PDF) Legg Mason Webinar, December 14, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) John Hancock Retirement Services’ Ask the Expert Webinar, December 7, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) 1st Global Conference, November 15, 2010 (San Antonio, TX)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) NRP 2010 Annual Conference, November 6, 2010 (Palm Springs, CA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “Congressional and Regulatory Changes to Target Date Funds,” (PDF) BNA Webinar on Target Date Funds, October 27, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Pension Plans: Everything You Need To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask,” (PDF) Greater Boston Chapter of International CEBS Society ~ Fundamentals of Retirement Plans, October 21, 2010 (Norwood, MA)
    -View Marcia’s Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “What To Do To Protect Yourself As An Advisor or Plan Sponsor,” (PDF) iShares 401(k) Experience, October 14 & 15, 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint Presentation here
  • “401(k) Industry Update,” (PDF) iShares 401(k) Experience, October 14, 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) John Hancock Retirement Services Mixer Meeting, October 12, 2010 (Houston, TX)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “401(k) Industry Update,” (PDF) iShares 401(k) Experience, October 8, 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “ERISA Litigation and Trends Update,” CFDD 2010 Advisor Conference, October 6 & 7, 2010 (Chicago, IL)
  • “Protection of Plan Fiduciaries Through Insurance,” CFDD 2010 Advisor Conference, October 6 & 7, 2010 (Chicago, IL)
  • “March Toward Socialism: What It Means for the Pension Industry,” CFDD 2010 Advisory Conference, October 6 & 7, 2010 (Chicago, IL)
  • “A Fiduciary Guide for Target Date Funds,” Legg Mason, Webinar, September 28, 2010
  • “Pension Plans: Everything You Need to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask,” (PDF) The AAO-HNSF 2010 Annual Meeting and Otolaryngologists Expo, September 27, 2010 (Boston, MA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform Compliance,” National Health Care Reform Conference, September 22, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “Keeping Up With DC,” (PDF) Planadviser Fourth Annual National Conference, September 21, 2010 (Orlando, FL)
    -View Marcia Wagner’s PowerPoint presentation here
  • “What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform Compliance,” HighRoads, Inc., September 16, 2010
    -View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PDF) Putnam Investments for National Retirement Partners, July 29, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “Interim Final 408(b)(2) Regulations,” (PDF) Putnam Investments Webinar on DOL Interim Final Regulations, July 28, 2010
  • “Health Care Reform Overview,” (PDF) HighRoads, Inc., July 21, 2010 (New York, NY)-View Marcia Wagner’s webinar here
  • “What is New in DC: The Most Critical Items to the Obama Administration,” (PowerPoint Presentation) 401(k) Coach Program Year 1 Session 3 Webinar, July 14, 2010 (Chicago, IL)
  • “Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT),” IRS/ASPPA Northeast Area Benefits Conference, July 13, 2010 (New York, NY)
  • “Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT),” IRS/ASPPA Northeast Area Benefits Conference, July 12, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “What’s Up in Washington, Effects on You and Your Clients,” Women In Pensions Network, June 17, 2010, (Boston, MA)
  • “Presentation Regarding Report of Employee Benefits Subcommittee of Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities,” 23rd Annual Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 11, 2010 (Cincinnati, OH)
  • “Analysis and Recommendations Regarding the IRS’s Determination Letter Program,” IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, June 9, 2010 (IRS National Office, Washington, DC)
  • “Benchmarking Services: A Potential Solution to Every 401(k) Plan Fiduciary’s Problem,” (PDF) Eaton Vance Investment Managers, Tax Management Compensation Planning Advisory Board Meeting, May 20, 2010 (New York, NY)
  • “What’s Up in Washington, Effects on You and Your Clients,” (PDF) John Hancock Sales Acceleration Meeting, May 19, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ATC)- Analysis and Recommendations of the Employee Benefits Subcommittee Regarding the IRS’s Determination Letter Program,” Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements Continuing Professional Education Conference, May 18, 2010 (Indianapolis, IN)
  • “What’s Up in Washington, Effects on You and Your Clients,” (PDF) John Hancock Educational and Networking Mixer Events, May 6, 2010 (Seattle, WA)
  • “What’s Up in Washington, Effects on You and Your Clients,” (PDF) John Hancock Educational and Networking Mixer Events, May 5, 2010 (Portland, OR)
  • “Benchmarking Services: A Potential Solution to Every 401(k) Plan Fiduciary’s Problem,” (PowerPoint Presentation) The National Retirement Partners (NRP) 401(k) Plan Benchmarking Webinar, April 29, 2010
  • “What’s Up in Washington, Effects on You and Your Clients,” (PDF) John Hancock Scaling New Heights Meeting, April 29, 2010 (Chicago, Illinois)
  • “Best Practices Evolving from ERISA Litigation,” (PDF) Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Retirement Plan Strategic Partner Conference, April 26, 2010 (New York, NY)
  • “Helping Retirement Plan Participants Reach Their Goals,” (PDF) New England Employee Benefits Council, April 16, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “New 5500 Form Requirements What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know,” April 9, 2010, Cafaro Greenleaf Webinar (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • “Benchmarking Services: A Potential Solution to Every 401(k) Plan Fiduciary’s Problem,” (PDF) Eaton Vance, April 9, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest as You Grow Your Business,” (PDF) ASPPA Benefits Council of New England, April 6, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “Taxation of Deferred Compensation: Overview of 409A, 457(b) and 457(f),” (PDF) Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Seminar: Executive Compensation Law, February 3, 2010 (Boston, MA)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” (PDF) Raymond James Financial, Inc. – 2010 Retirement Plan Advisory Council, January 21, 2010 (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • “Talking Points Podcast Regarding Caterpillar Litigation: Interview with Marcia Wagner,” December 11, 2009, PlanSponsor.com
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” on behalf of Oppenheimer Funds, LPL Financial Symposium, January 15, 2010 (San Diego, CA)
  • “Retirement Plans: Legislative, Regulatory, Judicial Developments,” (PDF) Financial Telesis, Inc. Webinar, December 4, 2009
  • “Podcast: A Primer on Fiduciary Liability Insurance and Bonding,” November 23, 2009, The 401(k) Coach
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” LPL/Legg Mason Retirement Summit, October 29, 2009 (New York, New York)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” The 401(k) Coach Program Webcast, October 21, 2009
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” John Hancock Retirement Services Event at the New York Stock Exchange, October 20, 2009 (New York, New York)
  • “Standard Terminations: Process and Timelines;” “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” CFDD Advisor Conference, October 5, 2009 (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” IMCA 2009 Fall Professional Development Conference, October 2, 2009 (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • “Keeping Up With the DOL 401(k) Fee Disclosure, Litigation, Evolving Best Practices,” (PDF) Planadviser National Conference, September 25, 2009 (Orlando, Florida)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” The 401(k) Coach Master Program, August 17, 2009 (Tabernash, Colorado)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” 1st Global 2009 Qualified Retirement Plan Summit, July 24, 2009, (Dallas, TX)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” The 401(k) Coach Program Webcast, May 27, 2009
  • “Final Regulations Under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code,” (PDF) 403(b) Plan Seminar Presented by SageView Advisory Group, The Wagner Law Group and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, May 19, 2009 (Burlington, MA)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” ING Advisor/401(k) Coach Bootcamp, May 18, 2009 (Foxboro, MA)
  • “Ramifications of the Current Economic and Market Turmoil on Asset Allocation: Is it Now Time for Managed Accounts?” (PDF); “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices” (PDF); “Participant Level Advice: Current Legal and Regulatory Environment,”(PDF) fi360 National Conference, May 6-8, 2009 (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” Newport Advisor Conference, March 26, 2009 (Orlando, Florida)
  • “ERISA Fiduciaries and 401(k) Fee Litigation,” The ASPPA 401(k) Summit, March 23, 2009 (San Diego, California)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, March 12, 2009 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, March 11, 2009 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • “ERISA Litigation Matters and Evolving Best Practices,” March 10, 2009, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (Downers Grove, Illinois)
  • “ERISA Fiduciaries, 401(k) Fee Litigation, Rollover Matters and Other Litigation,” January 16, 2009, 2009 Raymond James Institute of Finance Advanced Retirement Institute Retirement Plan Advisory Council (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • “Best Practices for Operation and Oversight of Pensions and Employee Benefit Plans,” (PDF) January 15, 2009, Annual Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Nonprofit Conference (Framingham, MA)
  • “ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosures: Impact on Broker-Dealers,” December 19, 2008, John Hancock Financial Services (Boston, MA)
  • “ERISA Fiduciaries, 401(k) Fee Litigation and Other Significant ERISA Cases,” October 30, 2008, MA CPA Forum Meeting (Braintree, MA)
  • “DB Investment Summit Washington Update Panel Discussion,” October 29, 2008, PlanSponors 3rd Annual DB Investment Summit (Ryebrook, NY)
  • “IRS Getting Involved with Governmental Plans,” October 14, 2008, NPCERS 2008 Public Safety Employees Pension & Benefits Conference (Palm Springs, CA)
  • “ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosures: Impact on Broker Dealers”; “ERISA Fiduciaries: 401(k) Fee Litigation, Rollover Matters and Other Litigation,” October 13, 2008, CFDD 2008 Advisor Conference (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • “ERISA Fiduciaries, 401(k) Fee Litigation, Rollover Matters and Other Litigation,” October 7, 2008, Presentation for MassMutual (Springfield, MA)
  • “The Entrepreneurial Leader: Launching Your Own Law Firm,” September 20, 2008, The Women’s Leadership Summit, Harvard Law School Alumni Relations (Cambridge, MA)
  • “ERISA Fiduciaries, 401(k) Fee Litigation, and Other Significant ERISA Cases,” September 17, 2008, Planadvisers Second Annual National Conference (Orlando, FL)
  • “ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosures: Impact on Broker-Dealers,” August 14, 2008, The 6th Annual Retirement Alliance Sales Summit (Meredith, NH)
  • “ERISA Litigation: The Evolving Landscape and the Fiduciary Quagmire,” July 23, 2008, MCLE Conference Center (Boston, MA)
  • “The Top 5 ERISA Issues For 2008,” June 16 and 17, 2008, Putnam Conference 401(k) Golden Scale Council (Boston, MA)
  • “Current Issues Under Title I of ERISA,” (PDF) June 12 and 13, 2008, 2008 Northeast Area Benefits Conference (Boston, MA and New York, NY)
  • “Retirement Planning Programs: The Essential Elements,” (PDF) June 6, 2008, New England Employee Benefits Council (Waltham, MA)
  • “ERISA Section 408(b)(2) Fee Disclosures: Impact on Broker-Dealers,” (PDF) May 13, 2008, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Broker Dealer Executive Roundtable (Boston, MA)
  • “Who is a Fiduciary,” (PDF) February 24-27, 2008, The Trust Advisors Forum (Pinehurst, North Carolina)
  • “Fiduciary Issues in a Changing Legal Landscape,” (PDF) February 4, 2008, 2008 IMCA New York Consultants Conference (New York, NY)
  • “Final Regulations Under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code,” December 14, 2007, National Webcast Seminar
  • “Criminal Issues Regarding Title I Investment Breaches,” November 15, 2007, BNA Tax Management Portfolio Meeting (Boston, MA)
  • Fiduciary Issues and Status in an Ever Changing Legal Landscape: Things You Need To Know,” (PDF, 2007
  • “Fiduciary Issues in an Evolving Landscape: 401(k) Fees and Best Practices, and a Discussion of Section 409A,” (PDF) October 24, 2007, Wachovia Retirement Services’ Advisory Council Meeting (Miami, Florida)
  • “Fiduciary Liability Insurance, Bonding, and Service Agreements for Sponsors”; “Evaluation of Plan Advisors by Plan Sponsors”; “Fiduciary Issues & Status in Ever Changing Legal Landscape: Things You Need to Know,” September 30 – October 3, 2007, CFDD Advisor Conference (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • “Final Regulations Under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code,” (PDF) September 20, 2007, SageView Advisory Group (Boston, MA)
  • “401(k) Fees-Litigation and Best Practices; Disclosure to Plan Participants,” (PDF) September 11, 2007, Pension Group East (New York, NY)
  • “Staying Ahead of the Curve: Fiduciary Issues, 401(k) Fees and Practices, and New 403(b) Regulations,” (PDF) September 6, 2007, Advantage 2007 Schwab Plan Administrator Services National Conference (San Francisco, CA)
  • “Nonqualified Deferred Compensation: IRS Requires Action in 2007,” (PDF) July 2007, Benefits Group Worldwide Associates Teleconference
  • “Things Your Consultant Might be Reluctant to Discuss,” June 2007, Putnam Investments (Boston, MA)
  • “Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act,” (PDF) June 2007, Yozell Associates (Cambridge, MA)
  • “Default Investments and Investment Advice Under PPA,” (PDF) June 2007, IOMA Audio Conference
  • “Significant Recent Changes in Title I of ERISA and Overview of Massachusetts Health Care Law,” (PDF) June 2007, IRS/ASPPA Northeast Benefits Conference (Boston, MA and New York, NY)
  • “Hidden 401(k) Plan Fees and Expenses and Massachusetts Health Care Law,” (PDF) May 2007, MA CPA South Shore Breakfast Forum Meeting (Braintree, MA)
  • “Recent ERISA Litigation and Related Matters,” (PDF) May 2007, ASPPA Litigation and Retirement Programs Session (Tampa, Florida)
  • “Things Your Consultant Might be Reluctant to Discuss,” May 2007, National Retirement Partners (White Plains, NY)
  • “Properly Documenting Welfare Plans,” (PDF) March 30, 2007, North Shore Human Resources Support Group Meeting (North Andover, MA)
  • “Putting the Pension Protection Act to Work for Your Organization,” February 2007, New England Employee Benefits Council (John Hancock Center, Boston, MA)
  • “Select Issues Under ERISA: Fiduciary Responsibility, Hidden 401(k) Plan Fees and Highlights of Pension Protection Act of 2006,” October 2006, CMEA, The Employers’ Association (Worcester, MA)
  • “Highlights of Changes in ERISA Law and Best Practices,” September 2006, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, Finance & Administration Committee (Woods Hole, MA)
  • “Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Health Savings Accounts, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans and COBRA,” Lorman Seminar, July 2006, Topics: Overview of HSAs and Health FSAs and HIPAA Privacy and Security (Boston, MA)
  • “ALI-ABA – Current Pension and Employee Benefits Law and Practice,” July 2006 Topic: What Type of Plan is Preferable for Your Client? (Boston, MA)
  • “DOL Issues and Initiatives: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” June 2006, Joint Conference Sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (Boston, MA and Tarrytown, NY)
  • “Select Issues In ERISA and Employee Benefits,” April 2006, MA CPA South Shore Breakfast Forum Meeting (Braintree, MA)
  • “Employee Benefit Plan Hidden Traps and How to Avoid Them,” January 2006, Teleconference Lorman Seminar (Moderator and Speaker)
  • “33rd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference,” October 2005, DOL Panel on ERISA (Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA)
  • “ALI-ABA – Understanding Current Pension and Employee Benefits Law and Practice,” August 2005 Topics: Health Savings Account Alternatives, Cafeteria Plans; Rollover and Rollbacks (Boston, MA)
  • “DOL Issues and Initiatives,” June 2005, Joint Conference Sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (Boston, MA and White Plains, NY)
  • “Annual Labor Law Update,” May 2005, The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wyndham Hotel (Andover, MA)
  • “Update: ERISA Recent Changes Affecting Federal Benefits Plans and Executive Compensation Arrangements,” April 2005, Fourth Annual Labor and Employment Law Update, NH Bar (Manchester, NH)
  • “How to Uncover and Evaluate 401(k) Fees, Expenses and Revenue Sharing Arrangements,” February 2005, New England Employee Benefits Council (Boston, MA)
  • “How to Be Prepared For and Survive a Department of Labor ERISA Audit” December 2004, Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, Joseph M. Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh (Burlington, MA)
  • “Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts – Client Seminar,” November 2004, Fred C. Church Insurance Agency (Chelmsford, MA)
  • “Prudent Practices for Fiduciaries,” October 2004, Wachovia Retirement Services (Boston, MA and New York, New York)
  • “Roundtable of Current ERISA Issues,” September 2004, Profit Sharing Council of America (New Orleans, LA)
  • “Fiduciary Updates,” September 2004, Eastern Massachusetts Conference of IMA Chapters
  • “ALI-ABA – Advanced Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans, and Deferred Compensation,” July 2004 Topics: Selected Issues in Plan Terminations; Selected Issues regarding Contingent Workers (Boston, MA)
  • “Title I of ERISA – Fiduciary Concerns,” June 2004, Joint Conference Sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (Boston, MA and White Plains, NY)
  • “Overcoming 401(k) Inertia with Managed Accounts,” March 2004, IOMA (a Division of the Bureau of National Affairs) Audio Conference
  • “Insider Trading And Market Timing in the Mutual Fund Industry – What is a Fiduciary to Do?,” December 2003, Pension Group East (NY, NY)
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” July 2003, Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules (Boston, MA)
  • “DOL and Title I Issues,” June 2003, Joint Conference Sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (Boston, MA and White Plains, NY)
  • “Fiduciary Responsibilities and Liabilities,” March 2003, Society of Enrolled Actuaries (Washington, D.C.)
  • “ERISA Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions,” February 2003, William Gallagher Associates (Waltham, MA)
  • “HIPAA Privacy Rules,” January 2003, Medical Claims Services (Newton, MA)
  • “ERISA: Pension Plan Development and Administration in Massachusetts,” November 2002, Lorman Education Services (Peabody, MA) (Chairperson)
  • “Flash Points, Red Flags and Interesting Issues in Maintaining ERISA Plans,” October 2002, Presentation to Biotechnology Industry Organization (Seattle, WA)
  • “Advising Your Clients Regarding Small Business Retirement Plans,” October 2002, Massachusetts Bar Association (Boston, MA)
  • “Nuts and Bolts of 401(k) Plans,” July 2002, Lorman Business Center (Melville, NY)
  • “ALI-ABA – Advanced Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans, and Deferred Compensation,” July 2002 Topics: Statutes of Limitations: Plans and IRAs; Cutbacks (Good and Bad); Who is an Employee? For What Purposes? (Boston, MA)
  • “Issues Facing Plan Fiduciaries,” June 2002, Joint Conference Sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (Natick, MA and White Plains, NY)
  • “Legal Perspectives – Advice, Communications and Education,” June 2002, Pension Group East (New York, NY)
  • “Protecting Employees’ 401(k) Investments – Handling Investment Advice and Blackout Periods,” May 2002, National Institute of Pension Administrators, Inc. (Newton, MA)
  • “ERISA Issues to be Aware of Pre-IPO,” November 2001, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (Boston, MA)
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” July 2001 Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules (Boston, MA)
  • “IRS and DOL Voluntary Compliance Programs,” June 2001, Joint Conference sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of the Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries, (Natick, MA and White Plains, NY)
  • “Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability in the Age of Web Based Technology,” May 2001, Institute for International Research, (New York, NY)
  • “Employee Discharge and Documentation,” March 2001, Lorman Business Center (Bedford, NH)
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” August 2000 Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules (San Francisco, CA)
  • “Investment Advice vs. Investment Education: Legal Risks, Opportunities & Dilemmas – How the Law is Evolving,” June 2000, Pension Group East (New York, NY)
  • “Friend or Foe? The Pros and Cons of the New Department of Labor Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program,” May 2000, Tax Management Memorandum Presentation (New York, NY)
  • “Employee Discharge and Documentation,” March 2000, Lorman Business Center (Bedford, NH)
  • “Investment Advice v. Investment Education,” November 1999, 29th Annual Pension Trust and Employee Benefits Seminar at University of South Carolina, (Columbia, SC)
  • “The Next Generation of Client Retention – Enhancing Retention Through Partnership Management,” Institute for International Research, (New York, NY) November 1999
  • “Cash Balance Pension Plans: New Directions? New Dangers?,” November 1999, Jewish Labor Committee
  • “Recordkeeping and Reporting under ERISA,” October 1999, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Bedford, NH)
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” July 1999 (Boston, MA). Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules
  • “Investment Advice vs. Investment Education: Legal Risks, Opportunities & Dilemmas – How the Law is Evolving,” May 1999 and June 1999, Investment Management Institute & Institute of Management & Administration, Inc. (Pasadena, California and New York, New York)
  • “Retirement Plan Basics,” May 1999 and June 1999, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans-Certificate Series; (Towers Perrin, Voorhees, N.J. and Employee Benefits Certificate Credit Course, New York, NY)
  • “Client Symposium: Education vs. Advice for Retirement Plans,” May 1999, Wachovia Investment Bank Institutional Trust and Retirement Services Client Conference (Williamsburg, Virginia)
  • “Employee Discharge and Documentation,” March 1999, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Manchester, NH)
  • “The 1999 Congress on Defined Contribution Plans,” March 1999, Institute for International Research, Institutional Retirement and Savings Plan Series, (New Orleans, LA)
  • “What Constitutes ‘Education’?… What Constitutes ‘Advice’? – The Final Word,” December 1998, International Business Communications (New York, NY)
  • “Fiduciary Issues for Plan Sponsors and Providers,” November 1998, Institute for International Research (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • “Changes in Required Minimum Distribution Rules,” October 1998, (Boston, MA). Conference of Consulting Actuaries Annual Meeting
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” July 1998 (Palo Alto, CA). Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules
  • “Recordkeeping and Reporting Under ERISA,” June 1998, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Lexington, MA)
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” June 1998, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “Benefits Upon Termination,” March 1998, Lorman Business Centers, Inc. (Nashua, NH)
  • “The Provision of Investment Advice Under Prohibited Transaction Exemption 97-60,” February 1998, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Committee on Employee Benefits (New York, NY)
  • “Effects of Plan Disqualification,” January 1998, National CLE Conference by Law Education Institute, Inc. (Vail, Colorado)
  • “Investment Advice Under New Prohibited Transaction Exemption,” November 1997, Advisory Board of Tax Management, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • “Recordkeeping and Reporting Under ERISA,” August 1997, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (Manchester, NH)
  • “ALI-ABA – Basic Law of Pensions, Welfare Plans and Deferred Compensation,” July 1997 (Boston, MA). Topics: Participants’ Rights for Administrative Claims Procedures and Implementing the Rollover Rules
  • “Employee Benefits Conference – Plan Corrections Programs,” May 1997, Joint Conference sponsored by Northeast Key District Office of Internal Revenue Service and American Society of Pension Actuaries (White Plains, NY)
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” May 1997, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “Employee Discharge and Documentation,” March 1997, Lorman Business Centers, Inc. (Nashua, NH)
  • “ERISA Update,” March 1997, Boston Bar Association
  • “Flash Points and Red Flags in ERISA That Can Make – or Lose – Money for Your Company,” December 1996, New England Corporate Counsel Association
  • “Pension Law: What’s New, What’s Not,” November 1996, Massachusetts Bar Association (Chairperson)
  • “ERISA and Employee Benefits Law After the Recent Legislation,” November 1996, CPA and Business EXPO, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • “Federal Tax Legislative Update,” November 1996, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • “Seminar on 1996 Tax Legislation,,”” October 1996, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” June 1996, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “Plan Terminations: How to File a Determination Letter Request,” May 1996, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1996 Employee Benefits Conference (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • “Plan Disqualification Issues,” September 1995, 1995 Midwest Pension Conference (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” June 1995, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “Developing a 401(k) Investment Education Program,” May 1995, The Philadelphia Institute
  • “Correcting Plan Defects: From VCR to CAP,” May 1995, New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
  • “Fiduciary Responsibility Under ERISA and the Role of ERISA Section 404(c),” March 1995, Guest Speaker at Harvard Kennedy School Symposium for Prudential Securities
  • “Common ERISA Problems for Employment Lawyers,” March 1995, Massachusetts Bar Association (Co-Panelist with Department of Labor Representatives)
  • “Update Regarding Brooklyn IRS Key District Office Pension Liaison Issues,” February 1995, Open Meeting of Massachusetts Bar Association Section of Taxation
  • “Section 403(b) Compliance: What are the Issues and Alternatives?,” November 1994, Guest Speaker at Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • “Plan Disqualification Issues,” September 1994, Guest Speaker at Annual Meeting of the Boston Society of Actuaries
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” May 1994, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Lecturer at Employee Plans Practitioner Series, sponsored by Brooklyn Key District and District’s Pension Liaison Group, March 1994
  • “Plan Disqualification and Correction,” Lecture and Workshop, February 1994, Tax Management Educational Institute Compensation Planning ’94 (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • “Employee Benefits for the Nonspecialist,” October 1993, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “The Clinton Deficit Reduction Tax Legislation,” September 1993, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • “ERISA Basics: Part II,” May 1993, Massachusetts Bar Association (Chairperson)
  • “Advising Small Businesses,” January 1993, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “ERISA Basics: Part I,” December 1992, Massachusetts Bar Association (Chairperson)
  • “Employee Benefits: Form 5500 Workshop,” November 1992, The Foundation for Continuing Education, Inc.
  • “Disqualification: Questions, Answers and Solutions,” November 1992, Boston Bar Association
  • “Employee Benefits Update ’92,” February 1992, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “Understanding Pension Plans,” June 1991, The American Tax Planning Center
  • “How the New Nondiscrimination Rules Affect the Structure and Operation of Qualified Plans,” October 1990, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • “New Section 401(a)(4) Regulations Package,” October 1990, Boston Bar Association

Classes

  • “Controlled Group, Affiliated Service Group, Leased Employee and Independent Contractor Issues,” Continuing Professional Education for Internal Revenue Service Employee Plans Audit Agents, Northeast Division of Internal Revenue Service (2005)
  • “Federal Employment Rights,” Guest Lecturer for ERISA Portion of Course, Massachusetts School of Law, Fall 2001
  • “Pension Law,” Bentley College, Fall 1999 and Fall 2000

Governmental Testimony

  • “Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, Report of Recommendations, 2010,” Analysis and Recommendations Regarding the IRS’s Determination Letter Program, June 5, 2010
  • “Proposed Investment Advice Exemption,” Department of Labor, October 21, 2008
  • “Proposed Regulations on Tax Treatment of Payments for Medical or Accidental Insurance,” Internal Revenue Service, December 4, 2007

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Television Appearances

Honors

  • New England’s Top Rated Lawyers 2022 – National Law Journal
  • 2022 Top Rated Lawyer – Martindale Hubbell
  • 2022 Woman Leader in The Law
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society 2021
  • “2021 Best Lawyers “Women in Law” for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law”, Best Lawyers Business Edition, Spring 2021
  • New England’s Top Rated Lawyers, The National Law Journal, July/August 2021
  • Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts, Boston Magazine, April 2021
  • American Lawyer & National Law Journal Magazines 2021 Woman Leader in the Law
  • Best Lawyers in New England 2021
  • Top Attorneys in Massachusetts, Boston Magazine, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 1999-2022
  • Super Lawyers 2005-2021 (Massachusetts, New England)
  • Inducted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in Top Women of Law Circle of Excellence 2019
  • Top 50:  Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers List:  2019, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Top 100:  Massachusetts Super Lawyers List:  2008
  • Top 100:  New England Super Lawyers List:  2008
  • Top 50:  Women New England Super Lawyers List:  2019, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Top Rated Lawyer by New England’s Legal Leaders Magazine, 2013 – 2016
  • 100 Most Influential People in The 401(k) Industry for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 401(k) Wire (Ms. Wagner is No. 15, 21, 21, 27, 40, 76, and 73, respectively)
  • Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • “Top ERISA Attorney”, Fiduciary News, June 2011
  • Top 25 attorneys in the inaugural issue of Boston Business Journal’s Who’s Who of Attorneys in New England, 2011
  • Commissioner’s Award, IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division, 2010
  • Boston’s Best Lawyers, The Boston Globe and Boston.com, 2010
  • Top 50 Female Attorneys in Massachusetts and New England, Law and Politics Magazine, 2009 and 2010
  • Top 10 Corporate Lawyers, Boston Women’s Business Journal and The Boston Herald, January 2009
  • Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women – Honors Edition, Representing Boston, MA, Biltmore Who’s Who, January 2007
  • International Biographical Centre Lifetime Achievement Award, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England January 2007
  • A Great Mind of the 21st Century:  ERISA/Employee Benefits, American Biographical Institute, October 2006
  • Best Lawyers:  Employee Benefits, Corporate Counsel, October 2006
  • Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women – Honors Edition, Representing Boston, MA, Empire Who’s Who, July 2006
  • Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women – Honors Edition, Manchester’s Who’s Who, July 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability and Integrity, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, June 2005 – present
  • Delegate, Harvard Law School, 2003 – present
  • New England Employee Benefits Council Best Practices Award, 2002
  • Distinguished Author, presented by Bureau of National Affairs, Tax Management, Inc., 1994
  • Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, 1999

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctorate - 1987
    • Honors: John M. Olin Law and Economics Research Fellowship; Who's Who Among American Law Students; Economics Teaching Fellowship at Harvard College
  • Cornell University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Summa cum laude; dean's list every semester; distinction in all subjects; honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Major: Double major in Economics and Government
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Graduate level Economics - 1983
    • Honors: Class One Distinction, top 5% of all foreign students

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1987

Professional Associations

  • IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities: Advice and consultation to the IRS on pension matters: 2010 – Analysis and Recommendations Regarding the IRS’s Determination Letter Program; 2009 – International Pension Issues in a Global Economy: A Survey and Assessment of IRS’ Role in Breaking Down the Barriers; 2008 – Improving the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System: A Roadmap for Greater Compliance, 2010 Employee Benefits Subcommittee Chair, 1997 to 2010
  • Legg Mason Retirement Advisory Council, 2010 to Present
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Fellow, 2008 to Present
  • Harvard Law School, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th Reunion Committee
  • Membership to the National Association of Professional Women, 2007 to Present
  • Advisory Board on Compensation Planning for Tax Management, Inc., 1993 to Present
  • Advisory Council for Foundation for Fiduciary Studies, Joseph M. Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh , 2004 to Present
  • Advisory Board for Pension Assistance Project of Gerontology Institute of UMass Boston, 1993 to 1997
  • American Arbitration Association, Council of Arbitrators, 1993 to 1995
  • Commonwealth Institute – Million Dollar Circle Member, 2005 to Present
  • Editorial Advisory Committee for Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America, 2005 to Present
  • Editorial Board for Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 1999 to Present
  • Employee Benefits Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section, 1990 to Present
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits Law Committee, Boston Bar Association, 1990 to Present
  • Pension Liaison Committee, IRS Key District Office, Brooklyn, NY, 1992 to Present
  • Tax Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1992 to Present
  • New England Legal Foundation, Advisory Council Member, Present

Past Positions

  • Warner & Stackpole (now known as K&L Gates LLP), Partner, 1995 to 1996
  • Powers & Hall, Of Counsel, 1993 to 1995
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart, Associate, 1989 to 1993
  • Bingham, Dana & Gould (now known as Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP), Associate, 1987 to 1989
  • Harvard Law School, Teaching Assistant, 1986 to 1987
  • Harvard College, Economics Teaching Fellow, 1985 to 1986
  • Cornell University, Teaching Assistant, 1983 to 1984

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