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Pillsbury’s Jerald A. Jacobs to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast on "Form 990 in 2010: What We've Learned (Practical Guidance)"

New York, NY, February 14, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jerald A. Jacobs, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Form 990 in 2010: What We've Learned (Practical Guidance)”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

Nearly all organizations exempt from federal income tax who are required to file the annual Form 990 tax return have now done so using the 208 version promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service in 2008. The form and its instructions run over 300 pages. Much has been learned about the financial and governance requirements of the form. This presentation brings attendees up-to-date on the newest and latest experience and expertise in dealing with the new Form 990.

About Jerald A. Jacobs

Jerry Jacobs is a Washington attorney and head of the Nonprofit Organizations practice of the Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP law firm. That practice annually provides legal counseling and advocacy for over 150 national trade associations, professional societies, cause organizations, and charities. He is also head of the 75-attorney Public Practices Section of the firm. Mr. Jacobs has been focused on the legal representation of nonprofit organization clients for over two decades. His practice includes antitrust and trade regulation, health law, litigation, nonprofit corporate governance and transactions, federal income tax exemption, and federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Jacobs is General Counsel for ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership, the 24,000-member national professional society of nonprofit organization staff executives. He founded ASAE and The Center’s 4,000-member Legal Section and chaired its Section Council for three years, and for the past ten years he has been the keynote speaker at its Legal Symposium. He has also served on ASAE’s Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of the ASAE Foundation. He chaired ASAE’s Government Affairs Committee for two years. He has received ASAE’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor presented to associate members of the Society.

Mr. Jacobs has written extensively on legal and governmental issues for nonprofit organizations. His book credits include Association Law Handbook, 4th ed. (2007) and its biennial supplement Association Law Update (2009); Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook, 2nd ed. (2004; with Jefferson C. Glassie); Associations and the Law (2002); Federal Lobbying Law Handbook, 2nd ed. (1993); and Legal Risk Management for Associations (1995; with David W. Ogden, currently Deputy Attorney General of the United States).
In 2002, Mr. Jacobs was named “Outstanding Nonprofit Attorney” by the American Bar Association. In 1998 Mr. Jacobs presented a paper on tort law risks to nonprofit organizations before the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, and in 1999 he presented a paper on antitrust risks to ABA’s Section of Business Law.

Mr. Jacobs has advised the governments of the European Union and the Peoples Republic of China on nonprofit/nongovernmental organization issues.
Mr. Jacobs holds undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and studied at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has served as an adjunct professor in the area of nonprofit organization law at The George Washington University. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, before several federal district and circuit courts, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, and real estate and technology sectors. With offices in the world's major financial and technology centers, they counsel clients on all aspects of global transactions and litigation. Their multidisciplinary teams allow them to anticipate trends and offer a 360-degree perspective on complex business and legal issues—helping clients take greater advantage of opportunities and better mitigate risk.

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