We spend a lot of time here at the blog talking about lawsuits, causes of action, and court rulings concerning ERISA issues; the name of the blog, after all, is the Boston ERISA and Insurance Litigation blog. But every litigator knows that the flip side to a lawsuit is prevention, and the key to prevention in the employee benefit world is the ERISA self-audit, whereby a plan investigates itself to ensure compliance and avoid subsequent government action or private litigation. For those of you interested in this “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” approach, here’s an interesting looking teleconference on key topics in conducting such an audit.