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Ian L. Levin, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP to Speak at KCís Legal Series: M&A Transactions & Underfunded Benefit Plan Issues Explored: A 2014 Update Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 29, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ian L. Levin, Partner will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: M&A Transactions & Underfunded Benefit Plan Issues Explored: A 2014 Update Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 24, 2014 from 10:00pm – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Ian L. Levin
Ian Levin is a Co-chair of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Levin advises a diverse range of clients on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions, including industry-defining mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. In addition, Mr. Levin represents both executives and companies with respect to the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements and advises as to the design and establishment of virtually all types of employee benefit arrangements ranging from cash incentive, equity, deferred compensation and change-in-control arrangements to broad-based retirement and welfare plans. Clients rely on Mr. Levin for advice on the fiduciary and plan asset requirements of ERISA, including the structure and offering of various securities and securities products; the formation and ongoing compliance of private equity and hedge funds; the administration, management and investment of employee benefit plans; and compliance with ERISA’s various prohibited transaction rules and exemptions.

About Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm that provides strategic legal representation and counsel to market-leading public and private companies. Founded in 1888, the firm has approximately 600 lawyers based in key financial centers: New York, Washington, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt and Brussels. Our Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department provides a full range of legal services to public and private entities, boards of directors, compensation committees, management teams and individual executives regarding complex executive compensation and employee benefit matters. Our attorneys design, negotiate, draft and implement cutting edge plans, programs and policies for compensating, attracting and retaining key executives, employees, partners and board members. We also assist clients in resolving complicated fiduciary and compliance issues under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and work closely with the firm’s other transactional practice areas.

Event Synopsis:

The growing issues arising from underfunded benefit plans are beginning to have a significant impact on many employers and their employees. Identifying these potential early on in the M&A process can significantly minimize damages.

This Knowledge Group Live webcast: M&A Transactions & Underfunded Benefit Plan Issues Explored aims to put you in the know with respect to understanding key issues surrounding underfunded benefit plans and their impact on M&A transactions. Our panel will take you through practical and real world examples while providing end-to-end discussion of the most critical issues affecting transactions involving underfunded benefit plans.

The following key topics will be addressed in this live two-hour webcast:
- Introduction-Overview of Underfunded Pension Plans in M&A
- Underfunded Benefit Plans: An Overview
- Single vs. Multi-employer Pension Plans
- Insights on Treatment of Underfunded Pension Plans in M&A
- Legal Requirements
- Best Practices and Techniques
- Updates and Issues Involving Underfunded Pensions Plans in M&A, including Sun Capital Decision

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group 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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