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Richard Shilts, Senior Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, May 08, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Richard Shilts, Senior Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “CFTC's Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane? LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for May 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET)

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About Richard Shilts

Richard Shilts is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs. He works with clients to help them navigate the post-Dodd-Frank Act regulatory landscape for derivatives, focusing on complex regulatory, reporting and compliance issues. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Shilts served in a number of senior positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his lengthy career at the CFTC, Mr. Shilts held numerous senior management roles, including director of the Division of Market Oversight. He played a key role in many Commission initiatives and in policy formation including Dodd Frank rulemakings related to trading, data reporting, position limits, and the requirements for designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, swap data repositories, and foreign boards of trade. Mr. Shilts advised the Commission on matters related to the oversight of regulated futures and swaps exchanges and issues related to futures, option and swaps trading, reporting, and the CFTC’s oversight of derivatives exchanges and surveillance of trading activity in the U.S. to ensure that the Commission’s regulatory programs reflected evolving market conditions. Mr. Shilts has Bachelors and Master Degrees in Economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has more than 2,600 lawyers and support staff in 44 offices across 21 countries. Together we collaborate effectively across a diverse range of local, regional, and international markets, business models, and practice areas.

Our team serves public and private organizations, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, traditional institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth families and investors, public-private partnerships, and local and national governments. Our preeminent Public Policy Practice can develop effective strategies to make sure you are heard at the right time, by the right people. We also can help you assess, in advance or in real time, what government policies could affect your business interests. We are proud to have the most
experienced and well-recognized public policy practice in the US and internationally.

KC Event Synopsis

The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform.

Following the financial market crisis of 2008, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act to control instability risk in financial markets. Subtitle A of Title VII amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to regulate swaps and, to provide enhanced enforcement for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In this webinar our panel will discuss the following topics:

CFTC’s Financial Market Reform: Overview
New Rules and Regulations
Dodd-Frank Act
Amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA)
Systematic Risks in the Financial Markets
Swap Market Rules
Current Regulatory Developments & Compliance Risks

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit:
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