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Julian E. Hammar, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP to Speak at KC’s Strategies to Deal with the CFTC’s Trade Practice and Market Surveillance (TP/MS) Program

New York, NY, March 27, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Julian E. Hammar, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Strategies to Deal with the CFTC’s Trade Practice and Market Surveillance (TP/MS) Program.” This event is scheduled for May 29, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Julian E. Hammar

Julian Hammar recently joined Covington & Burling LLP as a special counsel in the Washington, DC office and practices in the firm’s corporate, securities, and energy regulation groups. He advises clients with respect to all aspects of compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) and CFTC regulations. Prior to joining Covington & Burling LLP in December 2012, Mr. Hammar was an Assistant General Counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), Office of the General Counsel. During his thirteen years at the CFTC, Mr. Hammar drafted regulations to further define key terms including “swap,” “security-based swap,” and “security-based swap agreement,” under the Dodd-Frank Act. He also assisted in drafting other Dodd-Frank Act regulations, including the Entity Definitions (rules to further define such terms as “swap dealer,” “major swap participant,” and “eligible contract participant”), commodity options, and the Volcker Rule. In addition to rulemaking, Mr. Hammar was a member of the CFTC’s legislative drafting team that drafted the derivatives title of the Administration’s legislative proposal for derivatives regulation that eventually was enacted into law as Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act.

About Covington & Burling LLP

Covington & Burling LLP is a leading international law firm of 800 lawyers. The firm advises diverse clients with respect to compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and CFTC regulations.

Event Synopsis:

In an effort to preserve the economic functions of the U.S. futures and options market, the CFTC has stepped up its enforcement efforts through its trade practice and market surveillance program. Under this program, the CFTC routinely examines exchange transactional data to detect and prevent fraud and trading abuses. As transactions cross borders and become ever more complex, the CFTC is more likely to continue with its market monitoring and routine examinations making it necessary for finance executives and their compliance officers to have effective strategies handy to deal with CFTC trade practice and market surveillance.

In a two-hour Live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and experienced practitioners assembled by the Knowledge Group will provide substantive discussion regarding this significant topic. Additionally, speakers will offer practical guidance and strategies on how to effectively deal with CFTC examinations under its trade practice and market surveillance program. Join this live, virtual webinar and get a chance to pose questions to the speakers during the live Q&A session.

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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