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Unclaimed Property: Through the Looking Glass

Tue, Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}

Significant developments in unclaimed property laws have turned settled expectations upside down in a variety of areas. While states continue to press forward on audits, new legislation, new regulation and litigation across the country are shifting the rules in this already uncertain area. Companies under audit face difficult choices ahead, and those not (yet) under audit face an uncertain risk and compliance landscape. This webcast will examine recent trends and what to expect moving forward. Topics include:
  • Trends in audits, legislation and regulation
  • IRA reporting under new IRS guidance
  • Gift cards and False Claims Act Issues
  • Other litigation highlights
  • Emerging unclaimed property issues

Speaker Details          

Wilson G. Barmeyer
Eversheds Sutherland

Wilson Barmeyer defends class action lawsuits, complex business litigation matters, and governmental regulatory examinations and audits, with a focus on litigation and regulatory matters involving financial services, insurance and broker-dealers. He also provides advice and guidance on all facets of unclaimed property matters, including audit defense, litigation counsel, compliance and planning strategies. (full bio)

Phillip E. Stano
Eversheds Sutherland

Phillip Stano relies on more than 30 years of experience—as a regulator, then as counsel for a life insurers’ trade association and now as a defense attorney—to achieve positive outcomes in class action suits, other complex financial services litigation, and regulatory and compliance counseling. Phil’s clients are some of the nation’s largest corporations, including annuity, life, long-term care, health and title insurers. (full bio)

Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik 
Eversheds Sutherland

For more than 20 years, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik has helped her insurance company clients comply with the fast-changing requirements of state and federal regulators and successfully respond to state unclaimed property and market conduct examinations and changes in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, with a particular focus on cybersecurity. Her extensive knowledge of company operations and of  insurance, unclaimed property and securities regulation and corporate governance helps clients evaluate and refine compliance procedures to improve positioning with regulators, including unclaimed property administrators and securities and insurance regulators, and to address cybersecurity risks. 

John Allen Zumpetta 
Eversheds Sutherland

John Allen Zumpetta counsels insurance companies on their financing, regulatory, product development and transactional needs. He also advises on general corporate governance and unclaimed property matters.  Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US) as an associate, John Allen participated in the firm’s 2013 Summer Associate program. He also served as an intern in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office.. 
(full bio)

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