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Deborah A. Monson, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Hot Topics in National Futures Association Audits 2014 Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 12, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Deborah A. Monson, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Hot Topics in National Futures Association Audits 2014.” This event is scheduled for October 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET).

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About Deborah A. Monson

Deborah Monson focuses her practice on commodities law, asset management and private investment funds. Debbie has represented registered and exempt commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors for nearly 30 years and also regularly advises mutual funds, banks, insurance companies, endowments and foundations on commodities law matters. She represents U.S. and offshore private investment funds, fund sponsors and investment advisers. She has significant experience with registration, regulation and compliance issues, as well with counseling clients on product design, fund formation, securities offerings, marketing, and negotiations and documentation with service providers and trading counterparties. This experience includes working with regulators on behalf of clients, assisting with regulatory audits, and obtaining exemptive and no-action relief. For institutional investors, Debbie concentrates on reviewing and negotiating the terms of their investments in private equity, hedge, managed futures, real estate and infrastructure products.

In the past year, various publications recognized Debbie as a leading lawyer in her field, including Best Lawyers in America, which named Debbie “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago for private funds / hedge funds law; Legal 500 US and The International Who’s Who of Private Fund Lawyers, which listed her as a top lawyer in the funds space; and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, which cited Debbie as one of Chicago’s “top hedge funds lawyers.”

About Ropes & Gray LLP

Increased regulatory oversight, the growth in hybrid and other sophisticated investment products, and new investor expectations all bring greater complexity to today’s asset management industry. At Ropes & Gray, clients find a global team of more than 1,100 professionals whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help them meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. More than 140 attorneys worldwide serve clients in the asset management and investment funds industries with every issue they might face, including fund formation and ongoing operations, regulatory and compliance issues, derivatives and commodities, securities litigation, government enforcement, and tax, ERISA, and special situations matters. Many of the industry’s most respected institutions are longtime clients. We also serve clients at all stages of the business life cycle, from start-ups to established industry leaders. The firm has 11 offices worldwide and has consistently been recognized for its leading registered funds, private investment funds and hedge funds practice groups, and its practices in many other areas. For more information, please visit

Event Synopsis:

In this two hour live webcast, The Knowledge Group organized a panel of thought leaders and professionals that will provide an in-depth discussion on the latest trends and issues with regards to the National Futures Association audits.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

− Frequency of NFA Audits
− How to Prepare for an Audit
− Practice Tips for During and After the Audit
− Areas of Focus
− Common Deficiencies on NFA Audits
− Latest issues and trends

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

The Knowledge Group, LLC 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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Therese Lumbao, Director
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