Richard Marshall, Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP, to Speak at KC’s Event on Statement 157 Implementation Issues on 06/02/2009
The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast announced today that Richard Marshall, Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Statement 157 Implementation Issues”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on June 2, 2009, Tuesday at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.
Since its introduction, FAS No. 157 companies have struggled with implementation and compliance issues. Companies have been grappling with accounting and valuation issues related to Fair Value. Many have seen market value melt away particularly which has been exacerbated by the current economic free fall. Although there is much uncertainty surrounding this issue – one thing remains clear Fair Value is here to stay at least for the time being and companies must learn to deal with this most pressing issue.
The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to help understand Statement No. 157 and its impact on your firm and the broader market. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webcast.
About Richard Marshall
Richard Marshall is a partner in the Investment Management and Securities Litigation groups of Ropes & Gray. Since entering private practice, Rick has conducted compliance reviews and provided compliance counseling for investment companies, investment advisers, hedge funds, and broker-dealers; represented individuals and regulated entities in inspections, investigations, and litigation against the Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, state securities regulators, and U.S. Attorney's offices; created hedge funds; provided advice on the creation of new products for investment companies, investment advisers, hedge funds, and broker-dealers; and counseled investment companies, investment advisers, hedge funds, and broker-dealers on regulatory matters.
Before joining Ropes & Gray, Rick had been Senior Associate Regional Administrator in the New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In that position, he supervised a staff of seventy that conducted inspections of investment companies and advisers in the New York region and oversaw enforcement matters related to those entities. Rick has also been a branch chief in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
About Ropes & Gray, LLP
Ropes & Gray is a leading global law firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, DC and a conference center in London.
For more information about Richard Marshall and Ropes & Gray, LLP, please visit: http://www.ropesgray.com/
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