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Sara A. Kelsey, Counsel, WilmerHale to Speak at KC’s The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on FDIC-Insured Banks Live Webcast

New York, NY, August 25, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Sara A. Kelsey, Counsel, WilmerHale will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on FDIC-Insured Banks.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

The Dodd-Frank Act directed sweeping changes to be made to the financial services landscape, many of them to be implemented through rules formulated by many separate regulatory agencies. What is happening with these many initiatives?

• Introduction/Overview - Broad outline of the Dodd-Frank Act and rulemaking and implementation process;
• Systemic importance and orderly resolution
• Elimination of the Office of Thrift Supervision and modifications to banking regulation
• Volcker Rule, swaps and swap push-out
• Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and mortgage regulation

Financial institutions need to understand these proposed changes and how they may impact their businesses. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished professionals to help financial institutions understand the issues surrounding the proposed changes. The speakers will share their expert opinions and answer your questions in a two-hour live Webcast.

About Sara A. Kelsey

Sara Kelsey is a counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Financial Institutions Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2009.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kelsey was general counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where she advised the Chairman, senior management and the FDIC Board on all issues relating to the FDIC’s statutory responsibilities. From 1998 to 2007, she was Deputy Superintendent and counsel to the New York State Banking Department. As Deputy Superintendent, she assisted the Superintendent in formulating policy and managing the Department, coordinating the Department’s supervisory activities with those of other state, federal and international banking regulators, and civil and criminal enforcement authorities. She also has experience with BSA and anti-money laundering matters and has supervised and engaged in litigation.

Ms. Kelsey worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (1987-1995) and Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel (1995-1997). She provided counsel on the impact of banking rules and regulations on business operations and structured and implemented numerous mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate reorganizations. She was also responsible for transaction-related bank regulatory, antitrust and CRA issues.

Ms. Kelsey began her career at the Federal Reserve Board (1976-1987), specializing in bank holding company and bank matters, including applications and affiliate transactions.

Ms. Kelsey's practice focuses on the regulation of US and foreign banking institutions doing business in the United States. Ms. Kelsey advises on legislative and regulatory developments, acquisitions of financial institutions and assets, enforcement matters and compliance with the rules, regulations and guidance of Federal and State banking and financial regulatory agencies.

About WilmerHale

WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more “bet the company” issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done—and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.

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