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Patricia A. Shlonsky, Partner & Chair of Employee Benefits Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP to Speak at GKC’s Teleconference on “ERISA & Analyzing The Pension Reform Act of 2006”

New York, NY, September 26, 2006 --( The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Patricia A. Shlonsky, Partner and Chair of the Employee Benefits Group at Ulmer & Berne LLP will speak at the upcoming teleconference on “ERISA & Analyzing The Pension Reform Act of 2006 scheduled for October 26, 2006 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT).

On August 3, 2006, the Senate passed H.R. 4, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the "Act")1, which provides significant relief from certain of the plan asset and prohibited transaction rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This new legislation would allow investment vehicles such as Hedge Funds to manage more assets from pension funds. What does this mean to Hedge Funds? How will employers cope? Where will Employees land? The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts, to help analyze this critical piece of legislation.

About Patricia A. Shlonsky

Patricia A. Shlonsky, Partner and Chair of the Employee Benefits Group at Ulmer and Berne, has 20 years of experience assisting clients in the establishment, qualification and maintenance of all types of employee benefit plans. She advises clients regarding employee benefit compliance issues and represents clients involved in governmental and private dispute resolution. She also provides counsel on distribution planning in connection with individual retirement accounts and qualified plan assets.

Shlonsky represents clients in connection with establishment, qualification and consultation regarding all types of employee benefit plans, including 401(k), employee stock ownership plans, defined benefit plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation. She has more than 18 years experience in employee benefits and represents businesses of all sizes, fiduciaries, insurers and financial providers in connection with all types of ERISA disputes on a regular basis. She counsels fiduciaries in connection with ERISA obligations and provides counsel to clients with regard to distribution planning in connection with individual retirement accounts and qualified plan assets.

She is professionally affiliated with American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, Working in Employee Benefits (WEB), and American Society of Pension Actuaries Benefits Council of Cleveland where she was a Former Vice President and Trustee.

Shlonsky is admitted to practice at the State of Ohio, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
She is included in Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefit Law from 2003 to 2006.

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About Ulmer and Berne LLP
Ulmer and Berne is professional service organization with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to individuals, to innovative businesses on the rise including publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, local and regional governments, and nonprofit organizations. At Ulmer & Berne, growth has been driven by client needs and can be attributed to their excellence in client services on a local, regional and national level.
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