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Christina Rissler, Partner with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís LIBOR is Out; SOFR is In: Opportunities and Challenges Explored Webcast


New York, NY, August 21, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christina Rissler, Partner with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “LIBOR is Out; SOFR is In: Opportunities and Challenges Explored.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/cle-libor-sofr-webcast/

About Christina Rissler

Christina Rissler, a Partner with Eversheds Sutherland, has more than 18 years of experience representing lenders, borrowers and other market participants in secured and unsecured commercial lending and structured finance. Christina regularly advises clients regarding the proposed cessation of the London Interbank Offering Rate (LIBOR) and the transition of existing LIBOR-based contracts to new reference rates such as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). Christina has given a number of presentations on reference rate replacement and other topics of interest within the commercial finance space.

Christina is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a former Chair of the Loan Documentation Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section. After graduating first in her class from Notre Dame Law School, Christina served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and is admitted to practice before that court. She is also admitted to practice law in New York, Georgia and Colorado.

About Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200. With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 68 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe. Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Abstract

Over the past years, various alternative rates have been crafted to effectively replace the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). In 2018, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) recommended the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and is now working to promote its widespread adoption.

The transition to SOFR is bound to alter the overall market structure, compelling firms of all sizes to proactively protect their interests and deter potential risk issues. Practitioners must be acquainted with all the recent amendments in order to address the crucial economic, operational and legal consequences of this shift.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and finance professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of the myriad of issues surrounding the LIBOR to SOFR transition and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current developments involving this shift. Speakers will also provide the audience with best practices and strategies in dealing with the accompanying opportunities and challenges in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

In a live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

• LIBOR Transition Guidance: What to Know and Do
• Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR): An Introduction
• Recent Trends, Developments, and Updates
• Potential Risks, Challenges, and Exposure
• Key Actions and Significant Considerations

About The Knowledge Group 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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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