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Carol McClarnon, of Counsel, Giller & Calhoun to Speak at KC’s IRS Compliance and Governmental Retirement Plans Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 24, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Carol McClarnon, Of Counsel, Giller & Calhoun will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “IRS Compliance and Governmental Retirement Plans Explored.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Carol McClarnon

Carol McClarnon is Of Counsel to Giller & Calhoun, LLP. She has over 20 years of law firm experience providing employee benefits and tax compliance advice to employers and plan service providers. She has extensive experience representing clients in controversies and compliance matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Carol’s experience covers the full range of retirement plans for both public and private employers, including defined benefit and money purchase pension plans, profit-sharing and 401(k) plans, 403(a) and 403(b) annuity plans, 457(b) and 457(f) plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and individual retirement plans. In addition to drafting and reviewing plan documents, she has represented plan sponsors in obtaining voluntary compliance relief, prohibited transaction exemptions and private letter rulings in connection with their plans. Carol also has worked with financial services companies on sophisticated ERISA and tax issues arising in the retirement services and insurance product operations of their businesses, including the legal analysis of cutting edge annuity and retirement plan product development.

Carol graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and was a managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal. She has been active in the American Bar Association, having served as Vice Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Carol serves on the Board of Directors of Synergy Nonprofit, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization supporting global environmental education and cultural preservation. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.

About Giller & Calhoun

Giller & Calhoun, LLC is a law firm providing legal support to non-profit and governmental employers that are sponsoring retirement and welfare benefit programs, and to the service providers for those plans. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in the design and operation of employee retirement and welfare programs, including 403(b), 401(a), 401(k) and 457 plans, retiree health plans, executive deferred compensation arrangements and early retirement programs. They work with their clients to address the tax, ERISA, and insurance regulatory issues raised by these plans, and, where necessary, to help them correct errors in their design or operation. The firm’s attorneys also have expertise about the financial products used with benefit plans, including annuity contracts, custodial accounts, and life and health insurance policies.

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Event Synopsis:

Understanding proposed tax compliance guidance from the IRS regarding government retirement plans is a challenge for plan sponsors, participants and beneficiaries in 2011 and beyond. Plan sponsors can anticipate increased IRS scrutiny and must prepare for the increased likelihood of examination.

IRS Compliance & Governmental Retirement Plans Explored Live Webcast is a must attend event web event for plan sponsors, beneficiaries, participants and related professionals.

Some important issues covered:
• Governmental Pick-up Plan Guidance
• Fiduciary Standards Applicable to Governmental Plans
• Section 414(d) Governmental Plans Requirements
• Benefit Rule for Governmental Plans Participating in Group Trusts
• Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
• And other Up to the Minute Regulatory Updates

A panel of distinguished government officials and thought leaders will provide valuable information and analysis to help you navigate around the retirement plan potential pitfalls in a two-hour Live webcast organized by the Knowledge Group.

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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