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C. Phillip Buffington Jr., Partner, Adams and Reese LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding the Lasting Impact of Basel III on Community Banks Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 26, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that C. Phillip Buffington Jr., Partner, Adams and Reese 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 C. Phillip Buffington Jr.

Phil is a partner in Adams and Reese LLP and is currently serving as the Co-Leader of the Banking and Finance Team of the firm. His practice is focused primarily on the representation of financial institutions and business entities in transactional and litigation matters. He has extensive experience in bank regulatory matters, corporate governance, securities and commercial lending transaction. As a member of the Transaction and Corporate Advisory Group, he practices in the areas of banking and corporate transactions and banking litigation.

Phil has served on the Adjunct Faculty Staff of Mississippi College School of Law (Banking Law and Business Planning). He has also served as a Faculty Member at the Mississippi School of Banking (Loan Documentation I and II) and is a frequent faculty speaker and presenter for continuing legal education and other instructional courses on topics related to his practice, including, bank regulatory matters, commercial lending, entity formation and secured transactions. Phil served as a member of the Corporation Laws, Limit Liability Company Laws and UCC/Debtor-Creditor Laws Policy and Research Committees of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Committee on Business Reform.

Phil received his B.B.A. (Banking and Finance/Insurance) from the University of Mississippi in 1981. He attended Mississippi College School of Law, graduating in 1984 with his J.D. Phil is a Member of the American Bar Association (Banking Law Committee) and the Independent Community Bankers Association.

About Adams and Reese LLP

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm located throughout the southern United States and in Washington, DC. Adams and Reese banking practice includes: Regulatory; Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Formations; Capital Planning; Enforcement Actions; Payment and Investment Systems; Checks, Drafts, and Other Electronic Transactions; Corporate Trusts; Asset Based and Secured Lending; Bankruptcy and Workouts; Structured Finance/Restructuring; Letters of Credit; Financial Derivatives; Public Finance; Tax Credit Investment; Banking, Employment, Mortgage Servicing and Lender Liability Litigation; and Expert Witness Services.

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

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