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Jake R. Downing, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at KC’s 408(b)2 and 404(a) Fee Disclosure: New Compliance Challenges on 3/27/12

The Knowledge Group has announced today that Jake R. Downing, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled: 408(b)2 and 404(a) Fee Disclosure: New Compliance Challenges Live Webcast.

New York, NY, March 13, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jake R. Downing, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will speak at the following 2-hour webcast.

Event Title: “408(b)2 and 404(a) Fee Disclosure: New Compliance Challenges LIVE Webcast.”

Event Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Jake R. Downing

Mr. Downing is an associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. employers on a broad range of employee benefit matters. Mr. Downing has experience counseling clients on qualified and nonqualified retirement and welfare plan matters regarding plan design and administration, fiduciary responsibility, claims procedures, disclosure requirements, and general ERISA compliance.

He has assisted clients in drafting benefit plans and amendments including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, executive employment agreements, equity incentive plans, directors compensation plans, and health and welfare plans. He has also reviewed administrative service agreements with third-party providers to determine whether such agreements adequately represent the client’s best interests.

He has conducted compliance audits on behalf of clients in order to proactively assess any potential liabilities, and he has experience representing clients before the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor. Such experience includes working with these agencies to correct: (1) tax qualification errors, (2) Code Section 409A errors, (3) the improper withholding and remittance of FICA taxes on non-qualified deferred compensation, and (4) breaches of fiduciary duty.

For more information about Jake R. Downing and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, please visit:

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw (“Seyfarth”) has over 750 lawyers practicing in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and London. As a full-service law firm, Seyfarth provides a broad range of legal services, including Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Corporate & Finance, Tax, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Litigation.

Their clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held businesses. They represent clients in all industries and in all geographies and they are diligent in providing the same level of commitment to each client.

Event Synopsis:

Plan Sponsors, Fiduciaries and Participants face new compliance challenges with DOL’s 408(b)2 and 404(a) fee disclosure regulations. While lobbyists have urged DOL to extend the compliance date for the disclosure rules.

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

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