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Mike Hadley, Partner, Davis & Harman LLP to Speak at KC’s IRS Compliance and Governmental Retirement Plans Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 21, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mike Hadley, Partner, Davis & Harman LLP 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 Mike Hadley

Michael Hadley is a partner in the law firm Davis & Harman LLP. He practices in the area of employee benefits, advising clients on the full range of tax, ERISA, and other laws affecting benefit plans. He has a particular focus on helping financial institutions that sell products to defined contribution and defined benefit plans, IRAs and 529 plans navigate the special rules that govern those plans. He also provides clients with strategic advice, plan design, counseling, and compliance assistance for qualified plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, non-qualified executive compensation, equity plans, employment agreements, and health and other welfare plans.

Mr. Hadley was Associate Counsel for Pension Regulation at the Investment Company Institute, the national association of U.S. investment companies. His responsibilities included advocating for the Institute’s membership before Congress, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Securities Exchange Commission on retirement security issues and assisting ICI members and staff in understanding tax and ERISA rules that affect defined contribution plans, IRAs, and similar savings vehicles. Among other duties he managed ICI’s work implementing the Pension Protection Act and responding to 401(k) fee, investment advice, and fiduciary developments in Congress, DOL, and the courts.

Prior to joining ICI, Mr. Hadley was an associate with Covington & Burling LLP, where he advised clients on a broad range of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, provided expert advice on ERISA litigation, and assisted with pension and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Hadley is a frequent speaker on the latest retirement savings policy developments coming out of Congress and the regulatory agencies. He co-authored The Economics of Providing 401(k) Plans: Services, Fees, and Expenses, 2010 ICI Research Perspective, Vol.17, No. 4 (June 2011) (with Sarah Holden and Shaun Lutz) and 401(k) Plans: A 25-Year Retrospective, ICI Research Perspective, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Nov. 2006) (with Sarah Holden and Peter Brady).

Mr. Hadley was a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A., cum laude, from the College of William and Mary.

Prior Experience

Associate Counsel for Pension Regulation, Investment Company Institute
Associate, Covington & Burling
Law Clerk to Hon. Gerald Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Bar And Court Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia

About Davis & Harman LLP

The law firm of Davis & Harman LLP helps financial institutions, trade associations, insurers, and large corporations find effective solutions to taxation, insurance law and employee benefit challenges. Davis & Harman provides expert counsel and one-stop service regarding health and welfare plan benefits, executive compensation, life insurance products and retirement savings vehicles.

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Event Synopsis:

Understanding proposed tax compliance guidance from the IRS regarding government retirement plans 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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