IM Coffee Chat - The Ghosts of Section 36(b) Excessive Fee Litigation: Past, Present and Future

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Contact: Elise Hoffer, 513.352.6748,

A complimentary webinar presented by Thompson Hine LLP

Join us for a mid-morning break to chat about hot topics and trends relevant to your business. Our concise and practical discussions will focus on a variety of developments that impact financial service industries, and we’ll offer insights and considerations that will certainly be of interest to you.

Wednesday, November 17

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET

The Ghosts of Section 36(b) Excessive Fee Litigation: Past, Present and Future

The Tenth Circuit’s recent decision in Obeslo, et al. v. Great-West Life & Annuity marked another victory for investment advisors in a decade-long wave of excessive fee litigation. This Coffee Chat explores the rise of excessive fee cases since 2010, whether the Great-West decision signals an end to Section 36(b) excessive fee cases, and what legal challenges advisors may face going forward.

Topics include:

  • Excessive fee litigation in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Jones v. Harris
  • Post-Jones developments in Section 36(b)
  • The Great-West decision’s emphasis on the sixth Gartenberg factor
  • The future of fee litigation


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