The National Association of Fixed Annuities will argue that the Labor Department's fiduciary rule’s impact on independent marketing organizations will be devastating. (Photo: Getty)

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 25 in The National Association of Fixed Annuities v. Thomas E. Perez.

Erin Sweeney, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney with Miller and Chevalier Chartered and a former benefit law specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor under the George W. Bush administration, will be there, monitoring the proceeding on behalf of her clients, along with what she expects will be a “who’s who” among the country’s small, and these days, influential band of Employee Retirement Income Security Act legal specialists.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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