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Paul Koppel, Attorney, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to Speak at KC’s The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 13, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul Koppel, Attorney, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 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 Paul Koppel

Paul Koppel is an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City. Mr. Koppel’s practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits. Mr. Koppel advises clients on the drafting, operation and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans and the investment of retirement plan assets, the development and implementation of equity-based and executive compensation arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights and partnership “carried interest” programs. He advises clients on the implementation of new compensation arrangements and award plans in connection with initial public offerings, advises public companies on the disclosure of executive compensation in securities law filings and advises companies on compensation and benefits matters in connection with acquisitive transactions.

Mr. Koppel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1991. He is admitted to practice in New York.

About Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 800 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice. For more info, 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.

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