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Raymond Natter, Partner, Barnett, Sivon & Natter, P.C. to Speak at KCís Basel II LIVE Teleconference for Banks (New Risk-Based Capital Rules) in November 15, 2007

New York, NY, September 29, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Raymond Natter, Partner of Barnett, Sivon & Natter, P.C. and a former Chief Counsel of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Basel II LIVE Teleconference for Banks (New Risk-Based Capital Rules)”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for November 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

The Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have recently reached an agreement regarding Basel II implementation. The agreement will lead to the implementation of a new Risk-Based Capital Rules for Commercial Banks. Basel II is said to be the largest and most comprehensive issue faced by financial services institutions. As many organizations begin to take steps down the path to Basel II compliance, management must be extremely cautious.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts to help companies understand the new regulations and analyze the changes and their impact on the companies servicing the industry. These experts will present their findings, which includes a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-hour live teleconference.

About Raymond Natter

Raymond Natter is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Barnett Sivon & Natter, P.C. He specializes in representing financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and federal regulatory agencies.

Mr. Natter served as deputy chief counsel of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where his responsibilities included the development and review of all of that agency’s regulatory undertakings from 1995 through 2004. At the OCC, Mr. Natter also was responsible for the legal department’s securities and corporate practices division, bank structure division and legislative affairs office. The legal department of the OCC’s New York and Chicago offices reported directly to Mr. Natter. Prior to the OCC, Mr. Natter served as a senior staffer for eight years on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and was the Committee’s Republican chief counsel from 1989 through 1995. Prior to the Senate, Mr. Natter was a senior counsel at the legal department of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Natter has written extensively on financial services legal and policy issues, and is often asked to speak at financial institution conferences and seminars and cited in the industry’s leading publications for his expertise in the financial services field.

Mr. Natter received his undergraduate degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. In 1979, he was awarded an LL. M. degree with highest honors from the George Washington University National Law Center. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

About Barnett, Sivon & Natter, P.C.

The law firm of Barnett Sivon & Natter, P.C. specializes in representing financial institutions and other parties before federal and state financial regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress.

The firm’s clients include domestic and foreign banks, financial holding companies, savings associations, insurance companies, individual and corporate investors, financial consultants, and trade associations. For more information about Raymond Natter and Barnett, Sivon & Natter, P.C., please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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