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Catherine D. Meyer, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on The Red Flag Rule on 3/25/2009

New York, NY, January 09, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Catherine D. Meyer, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “The Red Flag Rule: Post Implementation Issues”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on March 25th, 2009, Wednesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

The Federal Trade Commission recently required organizations to come up with a sound identity theft prevention program. In compliance with The Red Flag Rule, financial institutions are beset with challenges in completing their program to ensure both the company and the employees are protected. This event will greatly benefit organizations in confronting issues concerning the implementation of The Red Flag Rule which takes effect on May 1, 2009. This is a must-attend for all financial institutions and creditors to help them understand post-implementation issues enabling them to fast-track their program.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to enlighten financial institutions with their concerns arising from the implementation of the rule. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live webcast.

About Catherine D. Meyer

Catherine D. Meyer has been Counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman for the past three years after having been a partner with the firm for 20 years. Her practice is a blend of finance and privacy regulation and compliance.

Ms. Meyer spends a considerable portion of her practice advising financial institutions and other companies in the privacy area including rights to financial privacy and protection of customer's privacy rights under state, federal and international statutes and regulations, and assisting when personal information is compromised or threatened. She regularly counsels clients in compliance with regulations affecting the collection, use, sale, transfer and sharing of customer information and the restrictions on such activities in a commercial setting. She assists with marketing issues such as unsolicited commercial email, fax and telephone communications, marketing to children, and issues specific to credit card and check transactions for retailers. Clients call upon her for assistance in data security breach situations to respond appropriately, whether it involves a handful or millions of affected data subjects. Ms. Meyer has also assisted clients in complying with international privacy directives when dealing with customer or employee information on a global scale, including qualifying clients for inclusion under the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor.

She has been involved in financings, representing lenders in secured transactions and participations and has extensive experience in protecting the rights of creditors in restructuring transactions and in bankruptcy. In UCC matters, particularly Articles 2, 3, 4 and 9, she is able to assist clients in developing procedures to protect themselves against potential losses.

Ms. Meyer has represented clients in many sectors, including banks, factors, manufacturers, distributors, and contractors. She has protected her clients interests in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, travel, retail (on and off line), import/export, restaurants, record labels, casinos, hotels, clothing, medical services, shopping centers, and technology. Her clients range from individuals, to local businesses, to international companies.

Ms. Meyer served for several years as co-chair of the Business Department of the Los Angeles Office and of the firmwide Privacy & Data Protection practice team. She has previously chaired the Commerce, Technology & Licensing practice section and the Insolvency & Restructuring practice section.

Ms. Meyer received her J.D. in 1979 from Northwestern University School of Law and her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in 1973. She is a member of the California Bar and the ABA. She sits on the Board of Editors of the Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (an A.S. Pratt & Sons Publication) and the Privacy & Data Security Review (Sheshunoff Information Services). She is a frequent speaker on data protection and privacy issues.


About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors. With a presence in the world's major financial and technology centers, we counsel clients on all aspects of global business and litigation. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and offer a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues--helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.

For more information about Catherine D. Meyer, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webcasts that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webcasts to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register for an event, please visit:
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