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Kirkpatrick & Lockhart’s Paul F. Hancock to Speak at KC’s Event on Avoiding Unfair & Deceptive Marketing Practices for Banks & Credit Unions (UDAP Laws) on 03/19/2009

New York, NY, March 03, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts recently announced that Paul F. Hancock, Partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Avoiding Unfair & Deceptive Marketing Practices for Banks & Credit Unions (UDAP laws)”. This two-hour event is scheduled on March 19, 2009, Thursday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm ET. For further details of the event and panelists, please visit

Event Synopsis:

In an effort to protect consumers, some Federal banking agencies are becoming interested in watching for unfair or deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) in the marketing and operation of financial products or services. Although the UDAP law was created for the general marketplace, it might prove to be applicable in the banking and finance industry particularly in the area of interest rates charged to consumers and reasonable periods to settle their balances. Financial institutions should have a solid background in UDAP laws as they may become the framework for monitoring marketing financial products to consumers in the future.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to inform the public of ways to avoid unfair and deceptive practices employed by some financial institutions in issuing credit cards. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE Webcast.

About Paul F. Hancock

Paul Hancock focuses his practice on litigation as it relates to the financial services industry, namely mortgage banking and consumer credit. He also handles matters involving commercial litigation, civil rights and general civil litigation, particularly class actions.

Professional Background Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hancock was a partner in the Miami office of a leading law firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Before entering private practice, he served as the Deputy Attorney General for South Florida, managing the Attorney General's legal programs in the southern portion of the state, and personally litigating cases of major significance statewide. He briefed and argued Gore v. Bush before the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also defended the state in private class action and governmental pattern or practice litigation.

About Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP

K&L Gates LLP comprises 1,700 lawyers who practice in 29 offices located on three continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, Taipei and Washington. K&L Gates represents capital markets participants and leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations. Their practice is robustly a full market practice — at once regional, national and international in scope — and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic.

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