Archer partner José M. Jara has been reappointed Vice-Chair of the Fiduciary Responsibility, Administration, and Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. His new term will start on September 1.
The Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, which includes around 22,000 members, is a leader in providing subject matter expertise on current regulatory and legal issues, trends and best practices. The Trust and Estate Division includes all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.
José concentrates his practice in labor and employment matters. José has over 20 years of experience representing corporations, tax-exempts, associations, and individuals in the areas of employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law. A significant portion of his practice includes representing clients under investigation by the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, regarding civil and/or criminal violations of ERISA. José has defended fiduciaries and boards of directors against ERISA class action litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duty, including imprudent investments, employer stock, excessive fees, delinquent employee contributions, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans. In addition, he advises plan sponsors on fiduciary responsibilities, plan fees and expenses, plan asset regulations, and ERISA prohibited transactions and exemptions. José also assists clients with professional liability insurance matters, providing counsel on D&O, Fiduciary, and EPL insurance issues.
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