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The course will provide an overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as applied to retirement plans and employee welfare benefit plans which are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Primary focus will be on ERISA rights provided to employees and ERISA obligations imposed on employers. Some attention will be paid to other laws that apply to group health plans. The course will also cover the role of the benefits attorney in the design and maintenance of employee benefit plans and compliance issues that arise in employer mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions.