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Patricia A. Cain, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University to Speak at KC’s Legal Series: Employment Law Same Sex Marriages Legal Issues in 2012 Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 17, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Patricia A. Cain, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Employment Law Same Sex Marriages Legal Issues in 2012.” This event is scheduled for August 21, 2012 from 12pm – 2pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

The law with respect to same-sex marriages is evolving at light speed. Employers, with the aid of labor and employment counsel, may need to amend some of their workplace policies to be compliant with the state laws governing same-sex relationships.

To help attorneys & employers understand the most significant employment issues surrounding same-sex marriages, the Knowledge Group has assembled a distinguished panel of experts who will explore the critical elements in the mix including:

- State/Federal Laws for Same-Sex Marriages
- Tax Implications
- Impact on Employee Benefits and Other Employment-Related Rights
• Retirement Plans
• Health Benefits
• Family Medical Leave
• Employer Policies and Practices
- Human Resource Policies for Regulatory Compliance
- Much More

About Patricia Cain

Patricia A. Cain is a professor of law at Santa Clara University and the Aliber Family Chair in Law, Emeritus, at the University of Iowa. She is a graduate of Vassar College and received her J.D. from the University of Georgia. She is the author of Rainbow Rights: the role of lawyers and courts in the lesbian and gay civil rights movement (Westview Press 2000) and Sexuality Law, 2nd Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2009)(with Arthur S. Leonard).

Professor Cain is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She teaches courses in taxation, property, wills and trusts, and sexuality and the law. Her recent scholarship focuses on tax planning for same-sex couples. She writes about this topic regularly on her blog, Same Sex Tax Law. See

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