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Margaret D. Farrell, Securities Law Group Chair, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, November 06, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Margaret D. Farrell, Securities Law Group Chair, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Update on the SEC's Executive Compensation Disclosure Rulemaking under Dodd-Frank: What Do You Need to Know Now? Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

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About Margaret D. Farrell

Peggy chairs the firm's Securities Law Group and focuses her practice in the area of corporate and securities law, with extensive experience in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross border), corporate restructurings, strategic alliances, and corporate governance matters. She has broad securities law expertise, including private equity and venture capital financings and public debt and equity offerings, 1934 Act compliance issues, proxy contests, and investment company, investment adviser and broker-dealer registration and regulation. Peggy has served as outside general counsel to a wide array of public and private business concerns, providing advice on business strategies and their legal ramifications. She regularly counsels directors and officers on executive compensation and regulatory compliance matters and evolving best practices in corporate governance.

About Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

We are a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates. With our longstanding reputation for creating lasting, meaningful business relationships, we are more than just a law firm. We are a law firm that truly and fully engages with our clients.

The time we invest in understanding our clients and strengthening our business relationships allows for exceptional and effective collaboration between our clients and our legal teams. We are here to answer your questions and ask the right ones. The results we achieve through the strength of our client relationships help explain why our attorneys have been recognized by their peers as some of the best in the country, and why so many of our clients would recommend us to others.

Event Synopsis:
It has been five years since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203, became law. Tune in for an update on the status of the SEC’s executive compensation disclosure rulemaking mandated under Dodd-Frank, including an in-depth discussion of the recently adopted Pay Ratio Rule that will first impact annual proxy statements in 2018.

In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help executives, investors, and compensation lawyers understand the important aspects of these impending executive compensation disclosure rules. They will provide an update on the proposed rules as well as offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective plan for compliance with the Pay Ratio Rule.

Key topics include:

- Overview of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- Goals of Dodd-Frank
- Current status of rule-making initiatives:
- Pay Ratio Rule (final)
- Pay for Performance Rule (proposed)
- Clawback Rules (proposed)
- Hedging Disclosure Rule (proposed)
- Key Components of the Pay Ratio Rule:
- Which companies are covered
- Compliance deadlines and transition periods
- What the disclosure will look like
- How to identify the median employee
- How to calculate the pay ratio
- How to prepare for compliance

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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