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Deloitte’s Elizabeth E. Drigotas to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Understanding the IRS and Treasury 2009 Business Plan Compensation & Benefits Issues on 5/28/09

Jersey City, NJ, May 03, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Michael L. Hermsen, Partner, Mayer Brown International LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Understanding the IRS and Treasury 2009 Business Plan Compensation & Benefits Issues”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on May 28, 2009, Thursday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

The joint Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service 2008-2009 Business Plan includes 57 notable guidance projects on retirement plans, executive compensation, and other employee benefit topics as well as nine significant projects related to insurance companies and products, not to mention several other projects that affect all of the above.

This Live two-hour webcast provides an important and timely overview of the business plan, with key updates on retirement plan qualification requirements, group trusts, church plans, reporting and income tax withholding guidance, ineligible executive compensation plans, employer-owned life insurance contracts and self-insured retiree medical plans, Health Savings Account issues, and more. For insurance professionals, the panel of industry experts will also discuss cell captive insurance arrangements, tax-free exchange of life insurance contracts and other industry updates. The panel will be available to answer questions and illuminate the latest regulations for participants.

About Elizabeth E. Drigotas

Elizabeth Drigotas is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Deloitte Tax LLP, focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation. Prior to joining Deloitte Tax, Ms. Drigotas worked as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of the Benefits Tax Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department. During her tenure there, she participated in a number of regulatory projects including golden parachute regulations, incentive stock option regulations, section 401(k) and (m) regulations, regulations permitting individuals over age 50 to make additional contributions, and regulations applicable to ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans). She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues concerning employee benefits and compensation.

Elizabeth received an A.B. in History from Bowdoin College in Maine, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Maryland State Bar Association

About Deloitte Tax LLP

“Deloitte” is the brand under which 165,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients.

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.”

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