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Donald Kalfen, Partner and Senior Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC to Speak at KC’s The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation Event

Donald Kalfen, Partner and Senior Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC to Speak at KC’s The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 01, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Donald Kalfen, Partner and Senior Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective.”

This event is scheduled for July 23, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Don Kalfen

Don is a founding partner at Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC. Immediately prior to Meridian, Don was a principal for four years in Hewitt Associates’ executive compensation practice. Don leads Meridian’s Technical Team.

Don has over 25 years of professional experience, including 15 years advising clients on a broad range of compensation matters that includes the following:

• Design and implementation of incentive plans, equity programs, severance arrangements, change-in-control agreements, deferred compensation plans, supplemental retirement plans, perquisites, employment agreements, and board compensation programs.
• Market studies of executive compensation practices.
• Tax and accounting treatment of executive compensation arrangements.
• SEC disclosure rules applicable to executive and director compensation programs.
• Corporate governance practices.
• Compensation arrangements in specialized contexts such as initial public offerings, distressed or chapter 11 companies, and corporate transactions.

Don draws from a diverse 25+ years of work experience which includes consulting, law and accounting positions. His consulting experience includes 15 years as a member of the human resources consulting practices at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at Ernst & Young, Don served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Chicago office HR consulting practice for five years. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Don was an employee benefits attorney for six years with Keck, Mahin & Cate and Kirkland & Ellis.

Don received a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and a J.D. (with highest honors) from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

About Meridian Compensation Partners LLC

Meridian Compensation Partners is a fully independent executive compensation firm providing trusted counsel to Boards and Management at hundreds of large companies. We consult exclusively on executive and Board compensation matters, including their design, amounts and related corporate governance practices.

Our dozens of consultants throughout the U.S. and in Canada have decades of experience in pay solutions that are responsive to shareholders, reflect good governance principles and align pay with performance. Our partners average almost 25 years of executive compensation experience and collectively serve over 400 clients, primarily at the Board level. We have 12 offices today, with plans to continue to grow to exceed our clients expectations. As a result, our depth of resources, content expertise and Boardroom experience are unparalleled.

Our culture is one in which we regularly share our consulting experiences with each other to the benefit of all of our clients. This knowledge management approach creates shared learning and increases our effectiveness in solving challenging client issues.

Our scale means that we have the ability to help companies through all phases of the economic cycle, as well as transactions and special situations. Our client and consultant retention rates also are among the highest in our industry. To learn more about the firm’s services, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

In 2011, the SEC adopted new rules that call for companies to consider risk associated with compensation plans and the participation of shareholders in executive compensation practices. Companies are likely to face yet another set of challenges as other Dodd-Frank executive compensation provisions are expected to take effect sometime this year.

In a two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished experts being assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the significant issues in the mix including:

- Dodd-Frank Provisions that Impact Executive Compensation
- Review of Existing Rules on Say-on-Pay, Golden Parachutes and Clawbacks
- Voting Guidelines under the ISS
- Compensation Arrangements
- Developing Effective Compensation Strategies, Risk Assessments and Benchmarking Practices
- Preparing for Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Provisions to Take Effect in 2013

The program will cover the topics above along with a Q&A panel in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.

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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