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RECORDED Webinar: Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 2 CE

  • 13 Dec 2018
  • (PST)
  • 31 Dec 2018
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility

with Ilene H. Ferenczy

Please join us for a timely webinar – Ethics and Professional Responsibility - hosted by the Western Pension & Benefits Council Governing Board on Wednesday, December 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm PST. This webinar will provide two CE Units for AIF, ASPPA and NIPA members, CFP, ERPAs, JBEA, CPAs (CA and OR) and MCLE(CA).

The Presentation

This session is intended to provide practitioners with the tools needed to recognize, evaluate, and reasonably solve ethical conundrums. 

The first portion of the session is a succinct discussion of the Circular 230 ethical rules that generally apply to practitioners in the retirement plan area, as well as ethical obligations imposed by other organizations (such as the American Bar Association or the American Society for Pension Professionals and Actuaries) and by the practitioner's own moral code.   

The second portion of the session is a series of skits, providing the participants with opportunities to hear various hypothetical ethical scenarios, and then contemplate possible acceptable solutions.

About Our Presenter - ILENE H. FERENCZY, J.D.

Ilene H. Ferenczy, J.D., CPC, APA, is the Managing Partner of Ferenczy Benefits Law Center, an employee benefits law firm in Atlanta, GA.  Ms. Ferenczy advises clients on all types of employee benefit plans, particularly focusing her practice on qualified retirement plans, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, and advising third-party administrators of employee benefit programs on technical and practice issues.  Having become an attorney after more than ten years as a third-party administrator, she brings a unique and practical approach to her advice.  She is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and California, and holds designations as a Certified Pension Consultant from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and Accredited Pension Administrator from the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA).  Ms. Ferenczy is the 2007 recipient of ASPPA’s Educator of the Year Award, and the 2017 recipient of NIPA’s Excellence in Education Award. 

She is a nationally known speaker on benefits issues, and has authored more than 100 articles for publications such as the Journal of Pension Benefits (where she is the Co-Editor-in-Chief), The 401(k) Advisor, and The ASPPA Journal (now The Plan Consultant).  Her book, Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions, an Aspen publication, is now in its 17th edition.  Ms. Ferenczy also authored three textbooks about defined contribution plans for ASPPA’s education and examination program, is the author of the Qualified Plans module of, and was a prior author of The Plan Termination Answer Book.  In addition to being a frequent live presenter, she has also recorded numerous webcasts and other e-learning tools for several organizations.  Ms. Ferenczy is a past adjunct professor in the College of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and on the Employee Benefits Advisory Board of the John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits in Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Ferenczy is a former member of ASPPA’s Leadership Council and a former co-chair of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee.  She works with ASPPA to lobby for favorable pension legislation and workable DOL, IRS, and PBGC guidance in relation to retirement plans.  She is also a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, the highest honor awarded to ERISA lawyers.

Ms. Ferenczy’s extensive benefits experience and national reputation have qualified her to give testimony as an expert witness in ERISA litigation, and enabled the firm to be a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.

Cost: $65 for members, $90 for non-members. For those who cannot attend the live webinar broadcast, a recording of the webinar will be available within one week of the live webinar date. To register to receive a link to the webinar recording, just go through the regular registration process and a link will be sent to you via e-mail as soon as it is available. Please follow the link below to register using a credit or debit card.

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