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Robert Azarow, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP to Speak at KC’s Stress Testing for Community Banks in 2011 Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 29, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert Azarow, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Stress Testing for Community Banks in 2011.” This event is scheduled for February 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

About Robert Azarow

Robert Azarow is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s New York office, where he concentrates his practice in securities, corporate, and banking law. Mr. Azarow has extensive experience advising banks, mortgage companies, insurance companies, investment banks, and other financial institutions on capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. His transaction experience includes registered public offerings, private placements, strategic investments, whole company mergers for public and private companies, asset acquisitions, branch purchases, reorganizations into holding company form, and acquisitions of failed financial institutions and distressed assets from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Further, he has assisted financial institutions with their regulatory compliance matters, including response to examination issues and transaction-related matters, as well as regulatory capital compliance; stock repurchase programs; capital distributions; regulatory agreements for troubled institutions: corporate governance matters: periodic public company reporting and regulatory reporting.

Arnold & Porter LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys, has offices in New York, Washington, DC, London, Brussels, Denver, Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco. The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 30 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.

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Event Synopsis:

While the financial meltdown was led by the large financial intuitions, community banks suffered mightily from its aftershocks. Community banks are increasingly turning to stress testing so that they can more comprehensively understand their risk & financial health to make it easier to anticipate future problems. While stress testing is a good tool for managing risk, some challenges have arisen such as: should the results be made public? What are the limitations of stress testing, and fears of potential reprisals by regulators to name just a few.

While some sanity and stability has returned to the markets, many risks remain. Your bank needs to be ahead of the curve by having the ability to anticipate risk not simply reacting to it. Stress testing can be an effective tool for this. The Knowledge Group has assembled a key panel of experts to help you make sense of stress testing as it applies to your bank. We’ll cover the good, the bad, and the critical points in between.

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.

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