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Elizabeth Boyd, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elizabeth Boyd, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast. For further details, please visit:

New York, NY, March 15, 2017 --( About Elizabeth Boyd

Elizabeth Boyd is a partner who practices in the areas of the Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Elizabeth is involved in all aspects of taxation, design, implementation, administration & termination of pension, other employee benefit, stock option, profit sharing & executive compensation arrangements, including compliance with tax, pension investment and other regulatory requirements. She Works with plan sponsors and administrators in both private and public sectors, as well as financial institutions and consulting firms. Advises on pension, other benefit & equity and deferred compensation aspects of corporate transactions and advises plan sponsors and litigation counsel in connection with class actions and other litigation matters involving pension & benefit plans. Elizabeth Speaks frequently at conferences on retirement plans and executive compensation issues. She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Legal Advisory Committee. Sits on the Ontario Provincial Judges Pension Board. Former member of the Ontario Bar Association Pension and Benefits Section executive and the CAPSA Industry Advisory Group on Prudence in Funding and Investment.

About Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. Since its founding in 1856, Blakes has been on a constant quest to define best practices in professional services by delivering optimal solutions to our clients worldwide.

Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index 2016. Blakes was also named Canada Law Firm of the Year for the eighth consecutive year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016 and the top-ranked Canadian firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016.

Event Synopsis:

Historically, employers provided benefits to their employees to attract and retain talent, realize tax advantages, and improve performance. However, due to the growing number of factors that transform today's workforce, employee benefits and executive compensation have remarkably evolved and become more sophisticated. Given the ever-changing legal, regulatory and business landscape, employee benefits and executive compensation continues to be an important area for many companies and attorneys and practitioners need to keep themselves abreast of trends and developments to avoid potential risks and pitfalls. Canada and the U.S. enjoy one of the world’s largest and most successful economic relationships with many companies doing business in both countries. Due to the interplay between Canadian and U.S. laws, organizations with employees on both sides of the border encounter unique issues and challenges.

Listen as a panel of seasoned professionals and thought leaders, brought together by The Knowledge Group, provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the recent trends and developments in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

Key topics include:

-Employee benefits in Canada and the United States, including pensions and group benefit plans
-Executive compensation in Canada and the United States, including equity compensation arrangements
-Cross-border aspects for multinational organizations, including design considerations and employee mobility

About The Knowledge Group/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 for an event, please visit:
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