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Roberta G. Torian, Partner, Reed Smith LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding the Lasting Impact of Basel III on Community Banks Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 06, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Roberta G. Torian, Partner, Reed Smith LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding the Lasting Impact of Basel III on Community Banks Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Roberta G. Torian

Roberta G. Torian is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory Group of Reed Smith, resident in the Philadelphia office. Roberta is a bank regulatory lawyer with over 30 years of experience who was formerly general counsel of Advanta Bank and senior counsel of PNC Bank, N.A., and has held numerous leadership roles in the American Bar Association, including Chairperson of the International Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee.

About Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing and education. For more information, visit

Event Synopsis:

Recently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) approved an interim final rule adopting the Federal Reserve Board’s current changes to the Basel III bank capital rules under Dodd-Frank. Though FDIC made some changes to Basel III addressing some of the concerns of community banks, still, they have found themselves under increasing regulatory scrutiny with risk-based capital final rule. To help community banks’ executives, the Knowledge Group has gathered a panel of distinguished practitioners and thought leaders to discuss the most critical issues in relation to Understanding Basel III Impacts on Community Banks.

They will address the following key issues in a two-hour live webcast:

Basel III for Community Banks: An Overview
Components of the New Rule that Affect Community Banks
Three Primary Changes to Basel III July 2013 Version
Mitigating Impact of New Rules to Community Banks
Best Practices To Avoid Regulatory Costs
Latest Regulatory Updates

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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