Jani K. Rachelson, Lisa M. Gomez and Marcelle J. Henry appeared on panels at the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Midwinter Meeting in Austin, TX on February 8-12, 2017. Jani participated on a panel for a session titled “The Impact of New IRS Rules on Severance Agreements,” which discussed the key requirements of Sections 409A and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code and the steps parties should take to ensure compliance with new IRS rules, as well as best practices for reviewing nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment agreements and other severance agreements. Lisa participated on a panel for a session titled “Litigating an Individual Health Clam,” which discussed each phase of litigation of a denied health benefit, including best practices for settlement and dealing with subrogation issues. Marcelle participated on a panel for a session titled “Mental Health Parity Litigation and Design Issues”, which focused on the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and similar state parity laws and examined issues including standing, the propriety of class actions, the interaction of state and federal laws, and plan design. Marcelle also helped organize a diversity luncheon and visited a nearby law school to network with minority students seeking information about employee benefits law.