Employee benefits attorneys, together with their professional colleagues
who provide accounting, actuarial, trust, and pension and health and welfare
plan administration services, actively participate in one or more of five
employee benefits study groups.
The purpose of the study groups is to share information of mutual interest
in the employee benefits field, provide opportunities for networking among
benefits professionals, and enhance the professionalism of the benefits
community. The periodic meetings of the study groups are hosted by, and
at the facilities of, members of the study groups on a rotating basis.
New members are welcome.
The study groups are disclosed below with a brief description of what
may distinguish one group from another and the name of one or more contact
persons for each group.
- The Original Study Group. As its recent redesignation
suggests, this group comprises some of the more senior benefits practitioners
in the Twin Cities. The contact person is Carolyn S. Nestingen of Briggs
and Morgan, P.A., (612) 977-8579, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Green Study Group. The group comprises attorneys
and other employee benefits professionals who originally organized a
few years later than The Original Study Group as that group reached
its optimal size. It has a mixture of senior and somewhat less senior
benefits professionals. The contact person is Angela M. Bohmann of Leonard,
Street and Deinard, P.A., (612) 335-1510, email@example.com.
- The Blue Study Group. This group's membership is
somewhat less senior than The Original and Greeen Study groups'. The
contact person is Catherine A. Rudenick of Wells Fargo & Co., (612)
- The Plaid Study Group. This group welcomes practitioners of all experience levels, from beginning to very experienced. The contact
person is Melinda Maher (Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org; (612) 607-7436.
- Flexible Flyers Study Group. The focus of this group
is on the practice and services associated with health and welfare benefit
plans. Represented in this group are practitioners of all levels of
experience and its membership overlaps the other study groups. The contact
persons are Timothy D.S. Goodman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, (612) 340-2825, email@example.com and Angela M. Bohmann of Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A., (612) 335-1510, firstname.lastname@example.org.