Manatt Hosts the Public Pension Fund Fiduciary Forum, The Changing Landscape of Public Retirement in 2013

Public pension funds in California and throughout the country have experienced dramatic changes in the last year as a result of legislative and ballot initiatives that arose in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. The courts are weighing in on the legality of those legal changes, and are addressing other consequences to public pension funds of municipal bankruptcies. Now retirement system trustees, executives, and their advisors must assess the new rules and determine how best to meet their responsibilities in this changed arena.

This program is designed as a forum for trustees, executive officers, and in-house counsel to learn more about, and discuss, these significant changes and to exchange ideas about how best to address them. The Forum will begin with an evening reception on Thursday, March 21. A full-day program will be held at our San Francisco office.

Panel Topics & Speakers

  • Implementing AB 340 and AB 197: What's Working,
    What Needs More Work
    Ashley Dunning and Michael Toumanoff 
  • Municipal Bankruptcies Pose New Challenges to the
    Public Retirement Sector
    Ileana Hernandez and Ivan Kallick
  • Pension Litigation Explosion: Track the Latest Decisions in California and Nationally
    Ashley Dunning and Michael Toumanoff 
  • GASB Accounting Changes: Potential Impacts on Public Retirement Systems and Their Plan Sponsors
    Graham Schmidt, Cheiron-EFI and Jon Bartel
    Bartel & Company
  • Lunch Speaker from CalPERS: A Perspective on PEPRA Implementation at CalPERSLunch Speaker: A Perspective on PEPRA Implementation at CalPERS
    Jenni Krengel, Assistant Chief Counsel, CalPERS

For more information or to attend the forum, please contact Carmela Ochoa at



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