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Ulmer & Berne LLP Named Sponsor at Knowledge Congress' Event “Understanding Ethics for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney Live Webcast” on 01/12/12

New York, NY, December 22, 2011 --( Ulmer & Berne LLP, one of the most prominent law firms in the U.S., teams up with The Knowledge Group for the upcoming webcast entitled “Understanding Ethics for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney Live Webcast.” This two-hour event will be held on January 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. For further details about this event and to register, please visit:

About Ulmer & Berne LLP

Ulmer & Berne LLP is focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exception value to every single client. The firm’s attorneys understand that each client represents an important relationship, whether that client is an individual, a growing business or Fortune 500 company. Since its founding in 1908, Ulmer & Berne has grown to its present position as a leading Midwest-based law firm with more than 185 attorneys in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Chicago offices. The firm’s attorneys serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of clients helping them solve their business challenges and achieve their goals on regional, national and international levels. Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. The firm has been ranked by general counsel among the top law firms for delivering superior client service in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2011: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.

Event Synopsis

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practitioners regularly are presented with several ethical issues especially those relating to conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege and attorney work product protection. Preserving the privilege in today's highly inter-connected and digital working environment presents growing challenges.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of speaker experts and thought leaders to help walk you through the following issues in a two-hour webcast:

- Introduction
- Handling the inherent conflict of interest for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Counsel
- Independent legal counsel provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
- The fiduciary exception to Attorney-client privilege
- Recent cases relating to work product doctrine, particularly in benefit claims and IRS audits
- Negligent loss of privilege through disclosure
- E-discovery issues in preserving the privilege
- Data security issues
- Recent developments on Attorney Client Privilege and the work product doctrine
- Threat to work product protection presented by Textron and other recent decisions
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory updates

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

The Knowledge Congress
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services