Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

The Pension Protection Act

April 9, 2010 - NYC

Issues and Challenges in Collective Bargaining

The Pension Protection Act (PPA), signed into law on August 17, 2006, has been described by many as the most sweeping pension legislation in over three decades. 

The PPA, significantly changes funding rules for defined benefit plans negotiated by employers and unions. The Act, combined with the recent economic crisis, has led to unanticipated consequences. This program includes discussion of the PPA’s implications for plan sponsors and the challenges and opportunities facing negotiators as they bargain contracts in a volatile market. 

Our panel of experts will guide participants through the myriad issues that arise at the bargaining table, with a particular emphasis on lessons learned from some of the most significant negotiations involving PPA issues. 

Supplemental Materials:


Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009

The American Workers State and Business Relief Act


Owen Rumelt

Ronald Richman

Robert Linn


DATE: Friday, April 9, 2010
PLACE: Cornell University ILR Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10016
TIME:  8:30 am - 11:00 am
FEE: $95 per person (includes materials and continental breakfast)
CLE Credit: 2.0 CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Register online or download, complete and fax the Registration Form.

View the Agenda:  View the event flyer. pdf

Speakers: (Click on name to view Instructor Bio)

The event is co-sponsored by:

  • Levy Ratner, P.C.
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel