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Winston & Strawn’s Robert Boresta to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast on FINRA Guidance on Social Networking Sites

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 Robert Boresta, Of Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “FINRA Guidance on Social Networking Sites Blurs the Line Between Personal and Business Related Activity Live Webcast”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Tuesday, June 22, 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

FINRA has published Regulatory Notice 10-06, providing guidance on how FINRA's rules governing communications with the public apply to social media Web sites, such as blogs and social networking sites, that are sponsored by members or their registered representatives. The guidance, based on input from FINRA's Social Networking Task Force composed of FINRA staff and industry representatives, is intended (i) to guide firms on applying the communications rules to social media sites; (ii) to ensure that investors are protected from false or misleading claims and representations; and (iii) to ensure that firms are able to effectively and appropriately supervise their associated persons' participation in these sites. In this Knowledge Group webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

- An Overview of FINRA communications rules;
- An Analysis of Regulatory Notice 10-06;
- The Implications for Supervision and Compliance;
- Can IT surveil social sites?
- Privacy issues; and
- Recommended Policies and Procedures.

This live webcast will provide compliance and legal professionals with a comprehensive overview of FINRA's guidance on social networking and suggestions for policies and procedures. Attending this course will give you the tools you need to understand how to effectively supervise brokers who use social networking sites.

About Robert Boresta

Robert Boresta concentrates his practice in broker-dealer, investment management, and financial services regulation and compliance. Mr. Boresta has extensive experience advising financial service companies on broker-dealer and investment adviser matters arising under federal and state securities laws and self-regulatory organization rules, including supervisory and compliance policies and procedures, business expansions, regulatory inquiries, examinations and investigations, internal compliance reviews, financial and operational matters, disclosure issues, and new product development. He also regularly advises managers of private funds on compliance with laws and rules applicable to investment advisers. His experience includes advising clients with the structuring, formation, and licensing of securities firms with the SEC, SROs and state securities authorities, and with mergers and acquisitions involving broker-dealers and investment advisers. He also has assisted clients with the preparation and negotiation of agreements and forms related to their business.

Mr. Boresta is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Regulation of Securities: Private Placement Broker-Dealer Task Force. He also is a member of the ABA’s subcommittees on Marketing Regulation, Investment Companies and Investment Advisers and the FINRA Corporate Financing Rules subcommittee. He is also a member of the ABA’s Committee on State Regulation of Securities.

Mr. Boresta serves a member of the Greater Bergen Area board of directors of CancerCare.

Mr. Boresta received a B.A. from Rutgers College in 1979. He received a J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1984.

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