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Sterling Perkinson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP to Speak at TKG’s DOL's Fiduciary Rule: Everything You Need to Know Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 16, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Sterling Perkinson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “DOL's Fiduciary Rule: Everything You Need to Know Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Sterling Perkinson

Sterling Perkinson focuses his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. As part of this practice, Mr. Perkinson works with plan sponsors in the design and administration of 401(k), profit sharing and defined benefit pension plans. Mr. Perkinson also represents clients in connection with IRS and Department of Labor audits of qualified plans as well as voluntary correction programs. Mr. Perkinson regularly provides counsel and negotiates on behalf of clients with respect to employee benefits and executive compensation issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions. Mr. Perkinson also advises plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and investment management clients with respect to fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules for investing plan investments.

About Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

With more than 650 attorneys in 18 offices worldwide, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP serves clients throughout the US and abroad, bringing expertise in intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. Kilpatrick Townsend’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation lawyers work on behalf of clients throughout the United States and internationally in all areas of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation. While the team focuses its work on large, sophisticated clients, the team represents a cross section of businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to family-owned businesses and start-up companies. The diverse and innovative client base we support provides cutting-edge work that keeps us at the forefront of critical developments in our field.

Event Synopsis:

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule, which was created under the Obama administration was initially scheduled to be applied last April 10th. However, in response to the call for an “economic and legal analysis” by the current administration, the rule was then issued a 60-day delay. More recently, after numerous delays and rescheduling, the rule finally took effect on June 9, 2017, but with a transition period prior to its full implementation.

Since the rule is already applicable, it is important for businesses to navigate the effects and its potential impacts. Although some of the provisions are expected to be out until January 2018 or later, it is of equal significance to better understand the important elements of the rule and what it means to be a fiduciary providing investment.

In a live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule. Listen as the speakers bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of the rule and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the significant changes and potential impacts to concerned industries. They will also provide the audience with practical strategies in navigating the changes to the best of their advantages.

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

DOL’s Fiduciary Rule – Legal Framework
Important Provisions
Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE)
Transition Period Standards
Timeline and Important Dates
Potential Impacts to Businesses and Other Concerned Industries

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress 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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