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Mayer Brown’s Charles M. Horn to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast on The New Financial Industry Reform Legislation: The Benefits and the Costs

New York, NY, June 03, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Charles M. Horn, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “The New Financial Industry Reform Legislation: The Benefits and the Costs”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

The new financial industry reform’s sweeping legislation will change the structure and regulation of banks and other financial service providers. The final passage marks a significant overhaul to the financial industry. In this Knowledge Group Financial Reform LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

- A summary and explanation of the most significant changes contained in the legislation.
- The regulation of large banks and other financial institutions – what will change and why.
- Does the proposal really end too big to fail? Why or why not.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Agency. What is it and what will it do.
- National Bank Preemption – what has changed?
- Industrial loan companies and other non-bank banks.
- The new role and powers of the Federal Reserve Board.
- The Council of Regulators. What will it do and who will be effected?
- What should creditors know about the changes in the resolution provisions for financial institutions.
- How does this legislative deal with Hedge funds and private equity funds.
- The Volcker Rule. What is it and what will it do?
- Insurance Companies and Securities Firms – How are they treated?
- Derivatives– How will these contracts be regulated going forward?
- Securitization – How regulation will change
- Fiduciary duties of brokers – How their lives would change

About Charles M. Horn

Charles Horn is a regulatory and transactional attorney whose practice focuses primarily on banking and financial services matters. Charles represents domestic and global financial services firms of all sizes on regulatory and transactional issues affecting their organization, structure, governance, management and operations. In addition, he provides sophisticated regulatory counseling to banks and other financial services firms relative to federal and state financial regulation, supervision, and compliance matters affecting their corporate, institutional, and retail business activities.

Charles has extensive experience in the development of new capital markets and other financial products and services. He also supplies comprehensive counseling across a wide range of transactions and activities involving the convergence of financial services sectors (banking, securities, and insurance), including merger and acquisition transactions, strategic alliances, and business integrations. In 2007, Chambers USA noted that “clients report that they ‘rely heavily on Charles Horn’s wisdom, judgment and experience.’”

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1992, Charles worked with another major law firm. Previously, he served first as Senior Attorney (1983), then as Assistant Director (1983–1986), and finally as Director (1986–1989) of the Securities & Corporate Practices Division of the US Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Earlier, Charles held positions of progressively greater responsibility with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC, including Branch Chief (1982–1983); Senior Counsel (1980–1982); Attorney, Division of Enforcement (1978–1982); and Attorney, Division of Market Regulation (1976–1978).

About Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Mayer Brown advises on both regional and international transactions and litigation and its lawyers have extensive experience managing pan-European, transatlantic and global projects. The firm takes a cross-practice, cross-border approach to solving the needs of its clients through the seamless integration of its lawyers across the globe.

For more details on Charles M. Horn and Mayer Brown LLP, please visit:

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.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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