New York, NY, January 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Sarah Lowe, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend 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 http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2012_Pension_Welfare.html )
About Sarah Lowe
Sarah Lowe focuses her practice on employee benefits, with an emphasis in the areas of qualified plans, related ERISA fiduciary issues and pension plan investments. She regularly reviews and negotiates provisions of pension plan investments on behalf of large pension funds, including hedge funds and other alternative investments. She also routinely assists structuring private investment funds and their portfolio investments so that they avoid being subject to ERISA fiduciary rules. As part of her practice, she regularly advises clients on compliance with ERISA's rules regarding fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions.
Ms. Lowe has provided counsel to and negotiated on behalf of clients regarding employee benefit issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions. She has also researched and advised public and private employer clients regarding issues related to design, preparation, communication, administration and operation of qualified plans and the related funding vehicles, including pension and profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, rabbi trusts, and cafeteria plans.
About Kilpatrick Townsend
Founded more than 150 years ago, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 630 attorneys in 21 offices across the globe. Their Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation attorneys work on behalf of clients throughout the U.S. and internationally in all areas of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation, representing a cross-section of businesses ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to family-owned businesses and start-up companies. The diverse and innovative client base they support provides cutting-edge work that keeps them at the forefront of critical developments in the field. The team’s primary service areas include, Business Transactions, ERISA Litigation, Executive Compensation, Fiduciary Counseling, Health & Welfare Plans, Pension Fund Management and Retirement Income Plans.
To learn more about Sarah Lowe and Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/
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: www.knowledgecongress.org.