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James Burns, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015 Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 12, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James Burns, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 25, 2015 from 03:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About James Burns

James R. Burns is a partner in Willkie’s Asset Management Group, focusing on counseling investment managers, broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations, and other registered entities on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters. Prior to joining Willkie, Jim served most recently as Deputy Director of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets and previously as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to Chairman Mary Schapiro. He was an adviser to Commissioner Kathy Casey and worked for many years on enforcement and regulatory matters in the securities practice at a leading law firm. He brings an acute knowledge and understanding of the equity, fixed income, and derivatives markets, having played an integral role in the development of current SEC positions and regulatory initiatives affecting those areas. Through his experience, he is able to provide clients, including asset managers, broker-dealers, and other registrants — with insights into current issues in SEC examination and enforcement contexts, as well as strategic advice on the effects of SEC initiatives on their business operations and compliance programs.

About Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

For more than a century, Willkie has delivered unparalleled legal advice and dedicated client service to individuals and companies across a wide spectrum of business areas, industries, countries, and cultures. We are an elite international law firm that delivers superior client service and provides innovative, integrated legal and business solutions. We have a number of highly successful practices whose lawyers are stars in their field. Our experience spans a wide range of industries, most particularly financial services. Our lawyers, which number approximately 650 in nine offices located in the United States and Europe, share in the firm’s tradition of skillful and creative legal representation. As a firm, we are collegial, collaborative, and client-focused.

Drawing on our more than 125 years of achievement and experience in the legal industry, our clients receive the highest level of advice and counsel. Willkie has a unique depth of business acumen and legal experience that spans across almost all business areas and industries. Our holistic approach to advising clients on legal matters, business issues, and transactions yields comprehensive client service. Our commitment to excellence in client service and care cultivates longstanding relationships with our clients.

Event Synopsis:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent private organization regulating activities of member brokerage firms and exchange markets. In January 2014, FINRA issued a ‘Sweep’ letter used to investigate and to gather information for examinations. FINRA seeks to understand the types of threats that financial firms face; the manner in which they are monitored, prevented, and addressed; the risk to IT systems; the quality of training programs; and other issues of concern.

In this two hour, live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help brokers, dealers, and other professionals understand the important questions posed by the FINRA Sweep Letter. The panel of speakers will provide an in-depth discussion of recent developments and offer Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

· Cyber Security for Brokerage Firms
· Cyber Security Threats in Financial Industry
· IT System Vulnerabilities
· Risk Assessments and Mitigation Practices
· Effects of Cyber Security Attacks (DOS)
· Training Programs
· Cyber Security Insurance Coverage
· Best Cyber Security Practices for Brokerage Firms
· Cyber Security Regulatory Updates

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

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