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Bertha Minnihan, Partner and Group Leader, Employee Benefit Plan Services, Moss Adams LLP to Speak at KC’s Pension Plans & 401(k) Plans: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 22, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Bertha Minnihan, Partner and Group Leader, Employee Benefit Plan Services, Moss Adams LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Pension Plans & 401(k) Plans: A 2012 Perspective.” This event is scheduled on February 10, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the event homepage:

About Bertha Minnihan

Professional Experience Bertha has over 15 years of experience in public accounting and serves as chair of Moss Adams’ Employee Benefit Plan Services. She has extensive experience directing all phases of audits for a variety of benefit plans including 401(k), pension, employee stock ownership, health and welfare benefit plans. She has also worked with a number of 11(k) clients. Her ERISA expertise includes the specialized knowledge required for audits, Form 5500s and related filings. Bertha provides various consulting services related to the ERISA industry nationwide and dedicates her time to staying on top of the Department of Labor requirements while they are still in proposal and discussion stage. Bertha serves on the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center Executive Committee. She was named by the Business Journal as one of the “2008 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.” She has chaired the annual national AICPA Benefit Plan conference for several years and serves on the AICPA’s Technical Standards Subcommittee, which assists with the Department of Labor’s review of ERISA audits and auditors. She is frequently called upon to speak at local and national organization events dedicated to the Benefit Plan Audit specialty and her acumen is widely recognized by many of the third party administrators, trustees and investment custodians utilized by companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants

- Marist College, New York

About Moss Adams LLP

Moss Adams LLP is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 21 locations. Nationwide, Moss Adams provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. Their staff of over 1,700 includes approximately 230 partners. They’re also a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent accounting firms in the major markets of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Moss Adams has a specialty benefit plan services practice with dedicated professionals that audit over 800 plans annually. Their plans range in size from 100 to 60,000 participants with $100,000 to over $1 billion in assets. They’re members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, which communicates regulatory developments, best-practices guidance, and technical updates.

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Event Synopsis:

New Department of Labor disclosure regulations will present new challenges for 401(k) plan sponsors and providers, and the rules are one of a host of trends impacting defined contribution plans. Firms will need an updated strategy in managing their retirement plans.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key experts and thought leaders to help walk you through the most important issues in the mix. Speakers will discuss:

• Trends in Managing Plan Investment Lineups
• Impact of Fee Disclosure Rules
• Impact on Plan Fiduciaries, Sponsors and Participants
• And other up-to-the-minute regulatory updates and issues including questions submitted by you!

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:

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