Here in the middle of the holiday season, we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on the next issue of our practice group’s quarterly newsletter, “Employee Benefits for Employers.”  The newsletter is a reimagined version of some earlier efforts to provide this audience with useful information on the rapidly evolving areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.  You may have noticed our first issue when it came out in September, but if not, please take a moment to check it out here.

The current issue includes Rob Perry’s analysis of some recent – and for employers, potentially disturbing – court decisions involving  withdrawal liability under ERISA.  Jewell Esposito also contributed a piece assessing a much-anticipated Supreme Court case involving ERISA pre-emption of state law.  For busy benefits professionals, the revamped newsletter also provides quick-hitting reports on significant recent developments in the law, usually with links to resources for further reading.  My pet project, however, is the new “Featured Lawyer” section, a getting-to-know-you item that (we hope) will offer our friends and clients a chance to learn a little more about the great group of practitioners we have here at Jackson Lewis.  This particular issue will shine the spotlight on Melissa Ostrower.

As the executive editor of the newsletter, I take special pride in putting out our “new and improved” newsletter, although it would not have been possible without the assistance and support of many, many other folks around the firm.  We are all eager to continue improving the newsletter, so if you have comments, criticism or praise, please consider this my invitation to share those with me by e-mail or by phone.

The new issue came out yesterday, Monday, December 21.  If you’re not already on the mailing list for the newsletter, sign up here.

All of us at Jackson Lewis wish you our warmest Season’s Greetings, and look forward to working with you in 2016!