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Shane J. Stroud, Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP to Speak at KC's Event.

New York, NY, June 21, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Shane J. Stroud, Special Counsel will speak at the Knowledge Congress' webcast entitled: “Legal Series: M&A Transactions & Underfunded Benefit Plan Issues Explored: A 2014 Update Live Webcast”. This event is scheduled for July 24, 2014 from 10:00am - 12:00pm (ET).

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About Shane J. Stroud

Shane Stroud's practice focuses on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including those related to mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events (such as private equity and leveraged buyout transactions). Shane also routinely advises clients on excessive compensation, golden parachute and deferred compensation issues.

Shane also counsels clients with respect to bankruptcy, securities, corporate governance and other laws affecting employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He also advises a wide range of companies with regard to designing and drafting equity based and incentive compensation plans. Shane has extensive experience representing both executives and employers with respect to the negotiation and drafting of executive employment and severance agreements.

Shane received his B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He served as a clerk to The Honorable Morey L. Sear of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He is admitted to practice in New York.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Established in New York in 1792, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is a leading advisor to corporations and financial institutions, providing innovative solutions to complex legal issues. With offices in strategically located financial and governmental centers, the firm is well positioned to offer top-flight services to clients conducting business across the globe.

Event Synopsis:

The growing issues arising from underfunded benefit plans are beginning to have a significant impact on many employers and their employees. Identifying these potential early on in the M&A process can significantly minimize damages.

This Knowledge Group live webcast: M&A Transactions & Underfunded Benefit Plan Issues Explored aims to put you in the know with respect to understanding key issues surrounding underfunded benefit plans and their impact on M&A transactions. Our panel will take you through practical and real world examples while providing end-to-end discussion of the most critical issues affecting transactions involving underfunded benefit plans.

The following key topics will be addressed in this live two-hour webcast:

- Introduction-Overview of Underfunded Pension Plans in M&A

- Underfunded Benefit Plans: An Overview

- Single vs. Multiemployer Pension Plans

- Insights on Treatment of Underfunded Pension Plans in M&A

- Legal Requirements

- Best Practices and Techniques

- Updates and Issues Involving Underfunded Pensions Plans in M&A, including Sun Capital Decision

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/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 to an event, please visit:

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