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Jake R. Downing, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at KC’s Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 23, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jake R. Downing, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 14, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Jake R. Downing

Mr. Downing is an attorney in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Downing has experience counseling clients on qualified and nonqualified retirement and welfare plan matters, including plan design and administration, fiduciary responsibility, disclosure requirements, and general ERISA compliance.

He has assisted several clients in navigating IRS and DOL audits of their qualified retirement plans and conducted compliance audits on behalf of clients in order to proactively assess any potential liabilities in advance of an IRS or DOL audit.

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:

The Internal Revenue Service appears to have increased its audit activity involving qualified retirement plans and has recently conducted an extensive review of 401(k) plan compliance concerns and published an interim report. In this Knowledge Group IRS Audit LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

• Overview of common qualified plan compliance concerns
• Steps qualified plan sponsors can take to address these concerns before being selected for
• Procedural steps sponsors can take during an IRS audit to achieve a positive result
• Review of the IRS’s new 401(k) compliance initiative
• Live interactive Q&A session

This live webcast will provide employee benefits and tax professionals with a comprehensive overview of how to minimize audit risk before being selected for an IRS audit of your qualified retirement plan and how to handle the audit once a plan is selected.

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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