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Patrick A. Doyle, Partner, Chair, Financial Services Practice, Arnold & Porter LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding The Federal Reserve Board’s Volcker Rule Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 01, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that A. Patrick Doyle, Partner, Chair, Financial Services Practice, Arnold & Porter LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding The Federal Reserve Board’s Volcker Rule LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 20, 2011 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), commonly known as the “Volcker Rule, ” prohibits banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading in securities, derivatives, or certain other financial instruments and from investing in, sponsoring, or having certain relationships with a hedge fund or private equity fund. The Federal Reserve Board has approved the Final Rule to implement the conformance period for winding down, selling or otherwise conforming such impermissible activities, investments and relationships. The Financial Stability Oversight Council has published recommendations for implementing an effective compliance regime and the U.S. Banking agencies, the SEC and CFTC are working to publish final rules for complying with the Volcker Rule.

Banking professionals must have a complete understanding of how this new standard and the forthcoming compliance regime may impact them or face increased capital requirements, significant fines and/or sanctions.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of experts who will share their opinions in a two-hour webcast. They will discuss the substantive provisions of this rule as well its impact on banking and business. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included with this event.

About A. Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle has a broad background in financial institution regulation and has headed the firm's financial services practice group since 1993.

Mr. Doyle regularly counsels bank holding companies, foreign banks, savings institutions, insurance companies, securities firms, hedge funds, and private equity entities on a wide variety of regulatory matters, including strategic planning, complex regulatory issues, enforcement proceedings (particularly those involving allegations of violations of the "control" regulations), and legislation. In addition, he has represented firm clients on numerous mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Doyle is recognized for his ability to devise creative solutions to complex regulatory issues, developed over 25 years of representing clients on cutting edge regulatory matters. He is currently advising some of the nation's largest financial services companies on the impending reregulation of the financial services industry. He regularly appears before the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision, and numerous state banking regulators.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP in 1983, Mr. Doyle served as Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and earlier served in a variety of legal positions at the US Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, including Counsel to the Multinational Banking Group. Mr. Doyle served on the adjunct faculty of the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University School of Law from 1985 to 1993, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of North Carolina School of Law's Banking Law Institute.

Mr. Doyle is a frequent lecturer both in the US and abroad on topics related to the regulation of the financial services industry.

About 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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