STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT COMMISSION
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL AND LEGAL MATTERS

MINUTES FOR MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 9, 2011

MEMBERS PARTICPATING
Michael Carey
Charles Casella
Robert Coffey
Paul Fortier

OTHER PARTICPANTS

Helen Kemp, Division Counsel & Assistant Director, Retirement Services

The meeting began at 11:03 a.m. A motion were made by Mr. Coffey, second by Mr. Casella to go into executive session to discuss the qualifications of the law firms that were interviewed relevant to the pension/tax issues and potential litigation surrounding the SERS plan. Division Counsel was invited to stay to act as a resource and give opinion in this area. Unanimous decision. At approximately 12: 50 p.m., Mr. Carey moved; second by Mr. Casella to come out of executive session. Unanimous decision.

Mr. Coffey moved, second by Mr. Fortier to recommend to the Commission to recommend to the Office of the Attorney General that the following firms (in order of ranking) be hired:

1. Ice-Miller
2. Robinson & Cole
3. Groom Law Group

Unanimous decision. The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 p.m.

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