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Christopher S. Rizek, Member, Caplin & Drysdale to Speak at KC’s Event on The Many Repercussions of Section 6694 on 09/16/08


New York, NY, June 22, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Christopher S. Rizek, Member of Caplin & Drysdale will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “The Many Repercussions of Section 6694”. This event is scheduled for September 16, 2008, Tuesday, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_6694.html)

IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2008-14 for the purpose determining the sufficiency of tax returns resulting in avoidance of penalties for underpayments of tax, and penalties against tax preparers for irregularities in tax returns. This procedure will cover periods beginning December 31, 2007, including 2008 returns using 2007 forms. Taxpayers, accounting firms, financial advisers, and companies who employ tax preparers should be strongly familiar with this amendment to avoid being sanctioned for possible violation of the restrictions mentioned.

The Knowledge Congress has produced a two-hour teleconference and webinar featuring a panel of distinguished experts who will share their views on the topic.

About Christopher S. Rizek

Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, where he helped write tax procedural guidance and legislation, including particularly the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. He has also previously worked in other Washington law firms and as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.

Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, was formerly Chairman of the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Ethics Commission, and has chaired committees and served in other capacities in the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section and the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation.

About Caplin & Drysdale

Caplin & Drysdale is a D.C.-based law firm which provides a full range of tax legal services to companies, organization, and individuals throughout the United States and around the world. The firm also provides corporate law counseling, white collar defense, political activity law counseling, and complex civil litigation services.

For more information about Christopher S. Rizek and Caplin & Drysdale, please visit: http://www.capdale.com.

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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