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Mark Wincek, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP to Speak at TKG's Practical Tips and Strategies in Avoiding Pitfalls in Pension Plan De-Risking Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 09, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mr. Mark Wincek, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Practical Tips and Strategies in Avoiding Pitfalls in Pension Plan De-Risking Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 27, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET).

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About Mark Wincek
Mark D. Wincek is the Senior Partner of the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Kilpatrick Townsend. His practice concentrates on fiduciary matters, qualified plans and executive compensation, and it encompasses counseling, transactions and controversies. Mr. Wincek’s experience includes key roles in a number of well-known pension de-risking annuitization transactions, as well as many smaller annuitization transactions. Mr. Wincek is the author of the chapter on “SERPs and Excess Plans” in the BNA Books Section 409A Handbook, and his list of professional publications includes dozens of articles on compensation and benefits issues.

In addition, Mr. Wincek is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he served as Chairman of the Statutory Welfare Benefits Subcommittee (1986-1990). From 1976 to 1981, Mr. Wincek was on the staff of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, serving as Senior Subcommittee Counsel to the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee in 1980 and 1981. Mr. Wincek has been listed since 2005 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law, as a “Leading Individual (Employee Benefits)” and as a member of a highly ranked Washington benefits practice. He also has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits Law since 2005, and he is ranked as a “leading expert” in the Legal 500 (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation). He has been repeatedly listed as a Corporate Counsel “Top Lawyer” and a Washington “Super Lawyer,” and he has been named to Super Lawyer’s list of the top 100 Washington attorneys (without regard to specialty). Based on an independent survey of Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Wincek was named to BTI’s Client Service All-Star Team. Mr. Wincek was recognized by Legal Media Group in its Guides to the World's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers.

About Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend is a leading international law firm with more than 600 attorneys across 19 offices around the world and offers the full range of corporate, intellectual property, and litigation services. Attorneys throughout the firm represent nearly 80 services areas and 30 different industries. Kilpatrick Townsend’s attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. They deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that they are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.

Event Synopsis:
De-risking is an important tool for companies in effectively managing the expense and cash volatility of an employer sponsored defined benefit pension plan. However, de-risking complexities may create various perils, such as inadequate investment returns, unfavorable changes to pension liabilities, and regulatory pitfalls.

In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will discuss in-depth the important aspects and the legal issues associated with corporate pension plan de-risking. They will also provide practical tips and strategies on how companies can manage potential risks and challenges.

Key topics include:

U.S. Corporate Pension Plans – An Overview
De-Risking: Trends, Developments, and Updates
Pension De-Risking Techniques
Liability Reduction Strategies
Buy-Ins vs. Buy-Outs
Risk Drivers and Management
Minimizing Legal Risks in De-Risking

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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