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Gail C. Bernstein, Special Counsel, WilmerHale to Speak at KCís The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on FDIC-Insured Banks Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 03, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gail C. Bernstein, Special 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 Gail Bernstein

Gail Bernstein is a special counsel in WilmerHale’s Securities Department, a member of the firm’s Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation and Derivatives and Futures Practice Groups, and of the firm’s Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Groups. She joined the firm in 1990 and was a partner with the firm's Broker-Dealer Group from 1997 to 1998, when she began an extended leave of absence. She returned to the firm in 2008.

Ms. Bernstein’s practice focuses on US financial regulatory reform and on securities law and broker-dealer regulation. She regularly counsels clients on the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act and also counsels SEC registrants and other financial organizations on a broad range of regulatory matters, including compliance with SEC and SRO rules. She has advised firms about sales practice requirements, trading issues and order handling procedures. She has designed comprehensive compliance policies and supervisory procedures and counseled clients during their implementation. She has also represented clients in governmental investigations and internal reviews.

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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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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