WP&BC Monthly Luncheon: Ethics and Professionalism in Employee Benefits

  • 08 Sep 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
  • Maggiano’s 16th Street Mall

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Ethics and Professionalism in Employee Benefits

Are you prepared to handle your next employee benefit ethical dilemma?  Are you comfortable identifying these dilemmas?  Please join us for our 2015-2016 kick-off luncheon which will provide attendees with an interactive experience discussing the ethics responsibilities for plan sponsors and service providers working in employee benefits. 

About the Presenter

Sheldon H. Smith is Of Counsel to the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP and is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Client Service Group, advising clients on ERISA, executive compensation, and fiduciary duties.  Mr. Smith represents public and private companies and governmental organizations. 
For more than thirty-five years Mr. Smith was a member of either the adjunct or visiting faculties of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Washington University in St. Louis and both of his law degrees (J.D. and LL.M. (taxation)) from the University of Denver.

Mr. Smith has been one of the country’s foremost continuing professional education instructors for more than thirty years. He has presented seminars and given speeches in most of the states to many diverse types of professional groups, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, more than thirty different state societies of CPAs, the National Tax Institute, the University of Denver, Western Pension & Benefits Council, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the Minnesota Tax Conference, the Iowa Tax Institute, Accountants Education Services, IACEBS, the College for Financial Planning, Financial Planners Association, Matrix GetConnected, banking and insurance organizations, and others.  Mr. Smith has written numerous articles and course materials in his area of expertise.

Mr. Smith has served as president of the Denver Tax Group.  He has been a member of the Western Pension and Benefits Council since 1986 and has served as its President and as President of the Denver Chapter. Mr. Smith is a Past President of ASPPA and currently sits on the American Retirement Association Board of Directors.  Mr. Smith was honored in 2009 as the Outstanding Alumni Law Star by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  In 2014, Mr. Smith received the Eidsen Award recognizing his lasting, positive impact on ASPPA and the employer-based retirement system.

Mr. Smith is a Fellow of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and has been selected to "Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers", "The Best Lawyers in America", "Who’s Who in American Law", "Who’s Who in American Education", and as a Colorado Super Lawyer.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice before the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Tax Court, the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.











 




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