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Food & Beverage Teleconferences

 

FDA & Changes in Food Label Regulation - May 2006

 

  Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

  Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

  Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

FDA Proposes Major Changes in Food Labels in 2006.

Recently, the FDA has changed many of the rules governing how food is labeled for consumer products. Changes include: listing the amount of trans fat, notification of eight allergen groups, and a new definition of "whole grain". The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industry. These experts will present their findings, which include a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-hour teleconference scheduled for May 2006.  

 

Agenda 

Topic

Speaker

Segment 1:

Introduction and Comments

Phil Lempert

Supermarketguru.com

 

Segment 2:

Overview

Fred H. Degnan

Partner, King & Spalding

 

Segment 3:

Allergen Labeling

Leslie T. Krasny

Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

 

Segment 4:

Whole Wheat & Trans Fat Labeling

Miriam J. Guggenheim

Associate, Covington& Burling

 

Segment 5:

Obesity Lawsuits and the Affect on the Industry and FDA
 

Christine M. Humphrey, Esq.,

C Humphrey & Associates PA

 

Segment 6:

Part A: Labeling as it pertains to websites and third parties
Part B: (Global) Technical Labeling with respect to international firms

Benjamin L. England

Partner, Rodriguez O'Donnell Ross Fuerst

Gonzalez Williams & England, P.C.,

 

 

 

Segment 7:

Global Labeling Issues

Mark Mansour

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

Segment 8:

Q&A from the Audience

All Speakers

 

Topics:

  • FDA's draft guidance on whole grain label statements.

  • Allergen & trans fat labeling.

  • Nutritional & dietary supplement labeling on websites and third party literature linked to them.

  • Obesity Laws and Lawsuits.      

International Tract:

  • Economic costs of labeling to US and International markets.

  • Role of Labeling in the global food trade.

  • Misleading labeling proposals in trading partner countries.

  • Role of international bodies in the development of labeling standards.

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

 

Please Enter Registration Code: WEB1 

 

 

SPEAKERS:

 

Speakers:

Phil Lempert, food editor of The Today Show, author of numerous books on food and shopping, TV and radio talk show host.

Fred H. Degnan, Partner, King & Spalding, , 7-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and former Associate Chief Counsel for Foods.

Leslie T. Krasny, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP, Former Vice President and General Counsel of Dole Packaged Foods Company.

Mark Mansour, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Assistant General Counsel and director of global regulatory affairs with the Kellogg Company.

Miriam J. Guggenheim, Associate, Covington & Burling, Miriam Guggenheim, senior associate at Covington & Burling, practicing in the firm's internationally renowned Food and Drug Group.

Benjamin L. England, Partner, Rodriguez O’Donnell Ross Fuerst Gonzalez Williams & England, P.C., A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Christine M. Humphrey, Esq., C Humphrey & Associates PA  - 12 year FDA veteran.

 

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Who Should Attend?

 

Company Type:

Packaged Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage and Related,  Government Agencies, and Consulting  Groups

  

Titles:

President/Senior Executive/Managing Director, Marketing/Sales Executive, Legal Executive/GC/Secretary, Operations Director, Any Executive with Food Label Oversight Responsibilities.

 

Click Here to Register Please Enter Registration Code: WEB1 

 

Speaker Bios

 

 

Opening Remarks

Respected Food expert Phil Lempert . Food editor of The Today Show, author of numerous books on food and shopping, TV and radio talk show host, www.supermarketguru.com.

 

 

 

 

Mark Mansour, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Served as the Assistant General Counsel and director of global regulatory affairs with the Kellogg Company, where he led the development and implementation of the company's global regulatory strategy. He also was chairman of a multidisciplinary team that set policies and global strategies in the areas of health and nutrition claims, fortification, packaging, food safety, FDA compliance.

 

 

 

Miriam J. Guggenheim, Associate, Covington & Burling

Miriam Guggenheim is a senior associate at Covington & Burling, practicing in the firm's internationally renowned Food and Drug Group.  Her practice focuses primarily on regulation of the food industry, with an emphasis on food labeling, health claims, and other nutrition-related claims and food advertising.  Miriam has extensive experience assisting companies in developing creative messages about the benefits of their products in a manner that furthers their marketing goals while remaining consistent with applicable regulatory requirements. 

 

 

 

Leslie T. Krasny, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

Former Vice President and General Counsel of Dole Packaged Foods Company before entering private practice in food law. Instructor:  "Practical Food Law: The Essentials" and "Practical Food Law: Labeling, Advertising and Promotion. " Leslie specializes in food law, with emphasis on food safety, labeling, and ingredient evaluations for conventional foods and dietary supplements, inspections and recalls, biotechnology, organics, advertising,  California 's Proposition 65, continuing food guarantees, and international trade. Writer, Wellness Foods magazine.

 

Christine M. Humphrey, Esq., C Humphrey & Associates PA

Having 12 years of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) experience, she has in-depth knowledge, as an FDA investigator and a compliance officer, of FDA food, drug, medical device (Quality Systems Regulations), radiological health, biologics, cosmetics, Investigational Review Boards (IRBs), clinical investigations, and HACCP requirements.

 

 

 

Benjamin L. England, Partner, Rodriguez O’Donnell Ross Fuerst Gonzalez Williams & England, P.C.

Benjamin England is a partner in the Miami office of Rodriguez, O'Donnell, Ross, Fuerst, Gonzalez, Williams & England, and P.C.  A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mr. England focuses his practice on FDA matters, including inspections; risk management with special knowledge related to importing FDA regulated products, regulation and agency guidance development; challenging FDA import alerts; export certification for medical devices, drugs, and foods; and all issues related to the development, interpretation, and implementation of FDA's new bioterrorism rules and initiatives.

 

 

Fred H. Degnan, Partner, King & Spalding

Mr. Degnan served for eleven years in FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel where he had substantial FDA litigation and enforcement experience as well as serving as the agency’s Associate Chief Counsel for Foods.  He received the agency’s highest awards. At King & Spalding, Mr. Degnan represents several large multinational food companies, a number of domestic drug producers, several international science-based nonprofit associations, and several biotechnology companies.  Mr. Degnan is also the General Counsel of the Food and Drug Law Institute. In December 2004 he was named by the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s “Best” lawyers and included in the magazine’s list of the leading 21 food and drug lawyers. 

 

Who Should Attend?

  

Company Type:

Packaged Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage and Related,  Government Agencies, and Consulting  Groups

  

Titles:

President/Senior Executive/Managing Director, Marketing/Sales Executive, Legal Executive/GC/Secretary, Operations Director, Any Executive with Food Label Oversight Responsibilities.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

Registration Code: 

 

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Financial Teleconferences:

 

 

 

Date: Tuesday, June 20th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

 Location: Dial-in teleconference

Media Partner:

 

 

The USA PATRIOT Act and Anti-Money Laundering

 

The USA PATRIOT ACT Title III made 52 amendments to the Bank Secrecy Act alone, and reshaped whole sections of the Code of Federal Regulations.  The new regulations are forcing unprecedented increases in software, operational, and independent auditing expenses.   Compliance is challenging and the costs for not effecting a balanced and transparent AML/CFT system is high. Some major financial institutions have paid record fines (In excess of $50 million) for AML non-compliance.  It is clear that the long-standing financial definitions have changed and expanded to include these new elements.  The Global Knowledge Congress has scheduled a teleconference for Tuesday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) to analyze this critical legislation and provide the latest updates.

 

 

 

Agenda & Faculty Bios:

 

 

Topic

Speaker

Segment 1:

Macro level overview from the FDIC's perspective

Lisa D. Arquette

FDIC

 

Segment 2:

Investigation & Due

Diligence

David M. Landrum, Jr. Fraudconsultants.org 

 

Segment 3:

Risk Assessment

David B. Caruso

The Dominion Advisory

Group

 

Segment 4:

Legal Perspectives

Jamie Boucher

Skadden, Arps, Slate,

Meagher & Flom LLP 

 

Segment 5:

Outsourcing & Off shoring
 

Dr. Ken Isaacson

Complilaw

 

Segment 6:

International Impact

Kenneth Barden

Commonwealth of the

Northern Mariana Islands

 

Segment 7:

MSB Requirements Under

the Patriot Act

Connie Fenchel

Global Consulting

Services, Inc.

formerly of FinCEN

 

Segment 8:

MSB's Relationship with Banks and Section 362

Jeffrey Sklar

SHC Consulting Group LLC

 

Segment 9:

Q&A from the Audience

All Faculty

& Robyn Mitchell

Compliance Builders, Inc.

 

Faculty Bios

 

Who Should Attend?

 

Company Types:  Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Investment Services, Consulting Firms, Solutions Providers

Job Functions: Senior Executive, Compliance Office, Legal Executive, Finance, Information Technology, Consultant

 

Faculty Bios:

  

  Lisa D. Arquette – Associate Director, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) & Chief of the FDIC's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Section.

 

Bio:

Lisa D. Arquette, currently Chief of the FDIC's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Section, joined the FDIC in 1990. During her career, she has served as a Safety and Soundness Examiner, Senior Capital Markets Specialist and Review Examiner. In her current position as Chief of the AML Section, she also represents the agency as a member of Treasury's Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Advisory Group and the FFIEC's BSA/AML Working Group. She has been responsible for administering a nationwide program on the BSA/AML policies.

Arquette has a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University. She also is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

 

 

Connie Fenchel, President, Global Consulting Services

Former Deputy Director, Operations and the Executive Assistant Director of Law Enforcement Policy for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 1999-2003

 

Bio: 

Connie Fenchel served as the Deputy Director, Operations and the Executive Assistant Director of Law Enforcement Policy for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 1999-2003.  Ms. Fenchel oversaw the operating programs and regulatory policies of FinCEN and she was responsible for ensuring that FinCEN’s programs and policies effectively supported federal, state, and local law enforcement investigations and initiatives.  She led FinCEN’s effort to administer the recordkeeping, reporting and anti-money laundering provisions of the BSA and USA PATRIOT Act more effectively and efficiently.  Ms. Fenchel reorganized the operational offices within FinCEN to strengthen its partnerships with its stakeholders and customers including the financial supervisory agencies, federal and local law enforcement and the regulated financial community.  Ms. Fenchel conducted numerous training seminars throughout the United States and internationally for law enforcement personnel, and the financial industry on money laundering, the BSA and the USA Patriot Act.  She also led delegations to international conferences and multi-lateral meetings throughout the world.

 

As the Executive Director of Operations for U.S. Customs Service (USCS), Office of Investigations, Ms. Fenchel was responsible for the direction and oversight of all investigations conducted by USCS Special Agents, including smuggling, illegal export and money laundering investigations.  During her tenure as Director of Operations, Ms. Fenchel directed the largest undercover money laundering investigation in U.S. history.

 

David B. Caruso
CEO, The Dominion Advisory Group

 

Bio:

Prior to forming The Dominion Advisory Group in May, 2005, David B. Caruso was the Executive Vice President, Compliance & Security of Riggs Bank NA. In June 2003 he was hired to build a regulatory compliance, investigations, and security department in response to 2003 enforcement action against Riggs. Mr. Caruso led the development and implementation of a BSA/AML program across all consumer, commercial, investment, and international business lines. Mr. Caruso was responsible for reporting on the bank's efforts to resolve its regulatory challenges to the Board of Directors, senior examination and headquarters staff of the OCC and Federal Reserve, senior law enforcement officials and the staff of several Congressional committees.

While at Riggs Mr. Caruso oversaw the investigation of Augusto Pinochet's alleged money laundering and the corruption involving senior government officials of Equatorial Guinea.

Prior to joining Riggs, Mr. Caruso was a director at two big four accounting firms where he led anti-money laundering compliance and fraud investigations practices. Prior to consulting, Mr. Caruso was the manager of the anti-money laundering and enhanced due diligence group at JP Morgan & Company.

Mr. Caruso began his career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service where he was assigned to the New York Field Office's Financial Institution Fraud group. He received his BA from the George Washington University.

 

 

Ranked #1 Amlaw Top 100 Law Firms 2003, 2004, 2005

© The American Lawyer, July 2005

  Jamie Boucher

  Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Bio:

Jamie L. Boucher is a counsel in Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulatory Group with a principal focus on financial institution mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and enforcement matters. Ms. Boucher represents U.S. and non-U.S. banks, thrifts, insurance, securities and investment companies.

In the last several years, Ms. Boucher has worked on regulatory matters including:

AmSouth Bancorporation in a deferred prosecution agreement and regulatory settlement and combined $50 million forfeiture and civil monetary penalty;

Ms. Boucher regularly represents financial institutions on compliance and enforcement matters, examinations and voluntary disclosures involving federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies with respect to the bank regulatory laws. With extensive experience in the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as amended by the USA Patriot Act, and the economic sanctions laws administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), Ms. Boucher has counseled domestic and foreign financial institutions on numerous issues arising under BSA, OFAC and related laws. She has worked extensively with clients to design and implement internal compliance programs, conduct internal investigations, train company personnel, and monitor and improve corporate compliance posture. Ms. Boucher is a frequent speaker at seminars on financial institution compliance and regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions and enforcement matters.
 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boucher worked for 12 years in government and the private sector on matters involving international trade and investment regulation. She has served as the legislative advisor for international trade and foreign policy to Senator Frank H. Murkowski (R-AK), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; as an advisor to the American League for Exports and Security Assistance on trade and national security issues; and as a committee staff member on the U.S. Trade Representative-Department of Defense trade policy advisory committee, the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade. Ms. Boucher currently serves as the vice-chair of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee, Subcommittee on Mergers and Acquisitions. She is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996 (cum laude)

 

  DR. Kenneth Isaacson

  Managing Director, Complilaw

 

Bio:

Ken Isaacson is a legal, financial, and business consultant, a BSA/AML legal and regulatory expert, and a BSA/AML Consultant on the USA PATRIOT ACT Title III and the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970. He has twelve years of practical and theoretical knowledge on anti-money laundering. Specifically, to the current BSA/AML landscape, he is an expert on BSA/AML Look-Back Projects with project management, project lead, and analyst capabilities, and specializes on developing risk management strategies for banks, asset managers, and financial businesses in outsourcing/offshoring BSA/AML functions. Prior to becoming a consultant he was the President and Chief Legal Officer of an investment due diligence company that specialized in anti-money laundering due diligence checks as one facet of the company’s core metrics. His expertise extends to the Code of Federal Regulations, OFAC policies, procedures, and practices, and the OCC. He is adept at SEC laws and regulations, NASD, NYSE, and corresponding jurisdictional laws and regulations on the regulation of financial institutions. He has performed compliance checks and developed compliance KPI systems for financial institutions. He is a recognized speaker on compliance, having authored papers on the subject, and has one training manual on compliance in the process of being published.

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Barden

Acting Director, Bureau of Revenue, Customs and Taxation Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

 

Bio:

Former Acting Director, Bureau of Revenue, Customs and Taxation, Republic of Palau, former Chief General Counsel, Department of Law, City of Dayton, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Sklar, CAMS

SHC Consulting Group LLC

 

Bio:
Mr. Sklar has over 20 years experience in the MSB Industry and has lectured and provided extenstive training to MSB's on AML issues, locally, nationally and internationally. He has been at the forefront of the Independent Reviews for MSB's as well as employee training and developing written internal controls, policies and procedures. He currently chairs the ACAMS MSB Taskforce as is Chair of the Metro NY ACAMS Chapter

 

RONIN RESOURCES

 

David M. Landrum, Jr.CAMS, CFE

Ronin Resources

 

Bio:

Mr. Landrum retired as a Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division after almost 28 years with the agency.  He conducted numerous investigations of money laundering and financial fraud violations ranging from drug trafficking organizations to corporate officers.  He was also one of a select and highly trained group of agents chosen to work in an undercover capacity which he did for almost ten years, specializing in money laundering activity.  Mr. Landrum worked many years with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force where he assisted in dismantling major drug organizations by "following the money". 

 

Throughout his career Mr. Landrum has been recognized by numerous agencies for his work, including the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Offices, IRS and other enforcement agencies.  His experience includes working inside money laundering as an undercover agent, investigating money laundering as a government agent and assisting clients from the defense perspective as a financial crimes consultant.

 

 

 

Robyn C. Mitchell

Founder, Compliance Builders, Inc.

 

Bio:

Robyn brings a wealth of compliance and legal experience to bear on meeting clients’ needs. She is a former compliance executive with Bank of America, and in-house counsel with two of its predecessor institutions. Regarding anti-money laundering compliance, her areas of focus included consumer and commercial banking, non-bank financial institution such as Money Services Businesses, and higher risk customers. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt in process design and implementation, and is a licensed attorney in four states. Robyn is a former Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, and a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, assigned to the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

 

Agenda

11:00 - 11:30 Opening Remarks

11:30 - 12:30 Speakers Presentations

12:30 - 1:30   Audience Q&A

 

 

Date: Tuesday, June 20th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

 

Healthcare Teleconferences:

 

In cooperation with: 

 

 

Date:  Thursday, March 30th, 2006* (Concluded Thanks for Participating) 

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) 

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

Click Here to Purchase & Download Recorded Teleconference 

 

Medicare Part D Executive Roundtable Teleconference:

This year, the most sweeping legislation in healthcare in recent history took effect. Medicare Part D is the federal government's solution to rising health care costs in the US. Its implementation has sent ripples throughout every industry that serves the healthcare market. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of leading experts to help untangle this critical piece of legislation. Please join us on March 30th for this important event.

 

Agenda - FINAL

 

11-11:30  Overview & Forward Look

 

This segment will be moderated by two leading Medicare experts - this will provide attendees with a current and forward look on the future of Medicare Part D and its impact on the healthcare industry.

Speaker:  Anant Galande, A.S.A., M.A.A.A.., Senior Consultant, Reden & Anders. Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has worked extensively in the actuarial healthcare and managed care arena for over 15 years. Anant has spoken at actuarial meetings and authored articles in actuarial publications about the Medicare ACR Proposal process.  In addition, he regularly speaks to high school students about the actuarial profession.

 

11:30-12:00 Legal Perspectives

 

Led by a top healthcare legal expert. This segment will address the legal ramifications of this new legislation.

 

Speaker: Leland H. Chait, Partner - healthcare practice,  McGuireWoods LLP, He is an expert  in counseling and handling regulatory, compliance and complex litigation for firms in the health care field, including health insurers, firms in the pharmaceutical business, and physician groups.

 

12:00-12:30 Delivering to the Customer

 

Experts will offer advice on best practices on how to deliver Medicare Part D to your customers efficiently and effectively.

Speaker:  George D. Pillari, Founder, Chairman & CEO Copay Solutions, LLC, Former Founder and Chairman of CBCA Inc., and HCIA Inc.

 

 

 

12:30-1:00  Questions & Answers

 

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Who Should Attend?

 

Companies:

PBMs, TPAs, PBOs, Insurance Companies, Pharmacies, DME,  Pharmaceuticals, Biotechs,  Government Agencies, Congress, Social Service Groups, Consulting  & Advocacy Groups, NGOs

 

Titles:

Ambulatory Services Director/Nursing Director/Managed Care Service Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Clinical Coordinator of ER/In-Service Education Director/Nursing Director, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator Corporate Communications Executive, Corporate Development, Director Nursing & Patient Care, Director of Patient Access, Director of Public Relations, Director Corporate Governance, General Counsel - Corporate Counsel - Secretary, Health Services Director/Provider Relations Director, Health Services Director/Provider Relations Director/Quality Assurance Director, Health Services Director/Provider Relations Director/Quality Assurance Director, Infection Control Director/Social Services Director/Patient Education Director/Infect, In-Service Education Director, Managed Care Director/Manager/Supervisor, Manager Public Affairs & Corp. Communication, Marketing Director/Vice President, Marketing Executive - Sales Executive, Medical Director/Provider Relations Director, Nursing Director, Patient Education Director, Patient Services Director, Pharmacy Development & Training Manager, Pharmacy Director/Manager/Supervisor/Coordinator, Social Services Director, Utilization Review Director, Vice President - Managed/Care, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Marketing for Life & Health Products, Vice President Patient Advocacy, Vice President-Trade/Managed Care Relations, Vice President-Managed Care, Vice President-Managed Care & Customer Ops, Vice President Marketing-Loss Prevention, Vice President-Patient Care Services

 

 

 

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Pension Reform Act 2006 Teleconference & ERISA

 

ERISA Teleconference

 

On August 3, 2006, the Senate passed H.R. 4, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the "Act")1, which provides significant relief from certain of the plan asset and prohibited transaction rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This new legislation would allow investment vehicles such as Hedge Funds to manage more assets from pension funds. What does this mean to Hedge Funds? How will employers cope? Where will employees land?

 

The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts, to help analyze this critical piece of legislation. The panel will present their findings at a 2 hour teleconference scheduled for November 2006.

 

Teleconference Date & Time

Wednesday, November 15th

10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

 

Click to Register for ERISA

Reg Code: ERISA WEB

 

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Distinguished Faculty:

 

 

James E. Lyons

 Partner

Skadden, Arps, Slate,

Meagher & Flom LLP

 

 

Mark Johnson

Founder

ERISA Benefits

Consulting, Inc.

 

Patricia A. Shlonsky

 Partner

Ulmer & Berne LLP

 

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Banking & Finance

Media Partner:

 

* Click Below for Additional Resources:

 

FDIC's Deposit Insurance Web:

 

 

Email the FDIC

Confirmed Faculty Below:

 

 

 

 

 

  Nicholas J. Ketcha, Jr.

  Managing Director

  FinPro, Former Director of The  

  Division of Supervision, FDIC

  • Formerly Director of Division Supervision, FDIC

  • Former: Director of the Division of Banking for the State of New Jersey

  • Primary responsibility for all regulatory and compliance related engagements for the FinPro

  • Faculty of the National School of Banking at Fairfield University

 

 

 

 

  Michael L Stevens

  Senior Vice President,

  Regulatory Policy

  Conference of  State Bank  

  Supervisors

 

 

 

 

 

 John R. Segerstrom

 President, PQMResearch

 Director; Member of the Governance, 

 ALCO  (Chair) and Audit Committees    

 The Mechanics Bank, Richmond, CA

 Masters of Business Administration, Harvard

 

 

 

 

 Kenneth Barden

 25 Year Legal Finance Experience

 Former Acting Director, Bureau of Revenue,  

 Customs and Taxation, Republic of Palau

 Former Chief General Counsel, Department of

 Law, City of Dayton, Ohio

 

Please check back for updates as we are in the process of confirming the faculty for this event.

 

 

Deposit-Insurance Fund Regulation Change

How to Best Position Your Financial Institution.

  
As a widely anticipated consequence of legislation passed in Congress, the FDIC’s board recently voted to approve an increase of annual premiums. The new premiums, which range from .005% to .007% of a bank’s insured deposits, are higher than the anticipated .01% to .03% increase. Furthermore, the premiums will differ among banks depending on a number of factors including:

* Supervisory rating
* Financial ratios
* Debt ratios (larger banks)

The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel to help make sense of this important change  and how to best position your bank. The panel will present their findings including a best practices segment at a two-hour teleconference scheduled for
January 2007. 

 

Teleconference Date & Time

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST)

 

Click to Pre-Register for Deposit-Insurance Fund teleconference

 

Registration Code: WEB

 

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* Additional Resources Disclaimer: Please note The Global Knowledge Congress is not affiliated with the FDIC and does not assume responsibility for the information supplied in the above external links or any material contained within.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information Technology Teleconferences

 

Cyber Security:  End-To-End Discussion - January 2007

 

 Media Sponsor:

Cyber Security Teleconference

An End-to-End discussion offering analysis and solutions.

As we become more interconnected, network security attacks are at an all time high with new and innovative security threats being developed and executed. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts to provide the most relevant and current information on this urgent topic.

 

Topics in this End-to-End Discussion Include

 

* Preventing the new myriad of threats:

    Wireless security

     Data Leakage

     Attacks on Applications

     Identity Management

 

* What to do if you're attacked:

    Recovery and Reporting  

    Managing a Security situation

    What to do technically & legally

 

* The human equation:

    How to make security a priority for    

    everyone in your organization 

 

* Attendee submitted issues:

   Our experts will personally address  

   your most urgent issues & concerns

 

Teleconference Date & Time

Thursday, January 11th 2007

10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

 

Click to Register for Cyber Security

 

Register

 

Registration Code: CYBERWEB

 

 

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 Speak at this event

Distinguished Faculty:

Click Here For Faculty Bios on the Cyber Security Home Page

 

 

 

Christopher M.E. Painter

Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the

US Department of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Stiennon

Network Security Luminary

Chief Marketing Officer

Fortinet

 

Jim Melnick
Director, Threat Intelligence
iDefense/VeriSign, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Kimmelman

Chief Technology Officer

Network & Security

Technologies

 

 

 

Ron Teixeira

 Executive Director

National Cyber Security Alliance

RANDY MARCHANY
   
Director, IT Security Lab

    Virginia Tech

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Telecom Teleconferences

 

Network Neutrality - July 2006

 

Network Neutrality Debate and Its Impact On Technology Teleconference 

 

www.consumerfed.org/

www.akingump.com/

www.proskauer.com/

 

Network Neutrality is the concept that everyone should have unobstructed access to the Internet.

 

Some Internet providers want to block access to certain high traffic users such as VoIP customers claiming that they bog down the rest of the network. A bill is currently on the table that would give the FCC the ability to fine network operators up to $500,000 for blocking or degrading access to high volume users. The bill is set to go to a full committee vote at the end of this month. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts, to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industy.

 

Faculty:

 

Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Currently Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Former FCC Commissioner

 

Mark Cooper

Director of Research

The Consumer Federation of America

 

Christopher Wolf

Partner

Proskauer Rose

MSNBC calls  Wolf "a pioneer in Internet law."  

 

 

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST)

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

 

Registration Code: WEB

 

11:00 - 11:15 Opening Remarks

11:15 - 12:30 Speakers Presentations

12:30 - 1:30   Audience Q&A

   

 

Faculty Bios:

 

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Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Currently Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

FCC Commissioner (Former)

 

Bio: 

Kathleen Q. Abernathy advises clients on a wide variety of policy and regulatory issues related to the telecommunications and media fields. She represents clients at both the federal and state levels as well as before various international and foreign regulatory agencies. In addition, she consults with foreign governments regarding privatization efforts.

Immediately prior to joining Akin Gump, Ms. Abernathy served as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate to a four-year term in 2001, she was responsible for representing the public interest in each of the policy areas under the FCC’s jurisdiction, including wireless; domestic and international telecommunications; satellite; broadcast; cable; communications equipment manufacturers; and broadband, IP and other advanced communications technologies. She was intimately involved in developing and implementing domestic policy in each of these fields. In addition, Ms. Abernathy chaired the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and participated in numerous international bilateral and multilateral negotiations, including the 2002 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference and the 2003 ITU World Radiocommunications Conference. She was appointed by the ITU to chair the 2004 ITU Global Symposium for Regulators.

Before joining the FCC as a commissioner, Ms. Abernathy served as vice president, public policy at BroadBand Office Communications, as vice president, regulatory affairs at US West and as vice president, federal regulatory at AirTouch Communications (a predecessor company to Cingular Wireless). Earlier in her career, she served as a legal advisor to two FCC commissioners and as a special assistant to the agency’s general counsel.

Ms. Abernathy received her B.A. magna cum laude from Marquette University in 1982 and her J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in 1983. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Ms. Abernathy has been honored by several organizations for her professional achievements. She received the President’s Medal in 2005 from the Catholic University of America, the Forerunner Accolade in 2002 from Women in Cable and Telecommunications for her commitment to encouraging, developing and promoting women in the industry, and the Milestone Award in 2001 from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law for her exemplary service to the law school and outstanding achievement in the field of communications law. In addition, she was named one of the most powerful women in television by Electronic Media magazine (October 2002).

 

 

 

Mark Cooper

Director of Research

Consumer Federation of America

 

Bio:

Dr. Mark Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director of Research at the Consumer Federation of America where he has responsibility for analysis and advocacy in the areas of telecommunications, media, digital rights, economic and energy policy. He has provided expert testimony in over 250 cases for public interest clients including Attorneys General, People’s Counsels, and citizen interveners before state and federal agencies, courts and legislators in almost four dozen jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of Media Ownership and Democracy in the Digital Information Age (Center for Internet & Society, Stanford University, 2003), Cable Mergers and Monopolies (Electronic download) (Economic Policy institute, 2002, paper), The Transformation of Egypt (Johns Hopkins, 1982), and Equity and Energy (Westview, 1983).

 

 

Christopher Wolf

Partner

Proskauer Rose LLP

 

Bio:

MSNBC calls Proskauer litigator Christopher Wolf "a pioneer in Internet law." And, indeed, Chris was involved in the earliest matters involving the Internet, helping to make new law for new technologies. He was trial counsel for the old MCI in a three-month-long jury trial involving a failed joint venture for Internet-related equipment, where MCI won a complete victory. He represented The Washington Post in a high profile challenge to reporters' use of the Internet, winning summary judgment. He represented the recording industry in the first successful lawsuits against online piracy. And he was among the first lawyers to litigate domain name disputes, jurisdictional issues, and the limits to online and e-mail marketing. A more recent case involved a trademark law challenge to the use of Google "adwords" for marketing purposes.

 

Chris has written and spoken widely on Internet and privacy law, including at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools; as an adjunct professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law; on CLE panels such as PLI Institutes; at the Brookings Institution; at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference; at the Bar Association of the City of New York; and at international conferences in Sweden, France and Israel. Chris also is a regular commentator on NBC, CNN and MSNBC. He is a recipient of the 2005 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

 

Chris is a 1980 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif graduate of the law school at Washington & Lee University, where he served on Law Review and was a Teaching Fellow. He graduated in 1976, cum laude, from Bowdoin College and was a General Course participant at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. in Washington, DC.

 

Understanding CALEA

Teleconference

 

 

In May 2006, the FCC adopted a "Second Report and Order". Since then, the legislation has come under fire with some groups claiming that it would stifle the VoIP industries ability to operate and innovate and in some cases dangerous. 

 

The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a fair and balanced panel to help analyze this critical legislation and it's impact on technology.

 

Teleconference Date & Time

Tuesday, October 3rd

10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

 

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Reg Code: CALEA WEB

 

 

 

 

 

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Distinguished Faculty:

 

 

Anthony M. Rutkowski

Vice President for Regulatory and Security Affairs, Standards, Verisign, Inc.

 

 

John Morris, Director of Internet Standards, Technology & Policy Project Center For Democracy & Technology (CDT)

 

 

 

Michael A. Sussmann

Senior Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (Former)

Partner - Perkins Coie, LLP

 

 

 

Glenn S. Richards - Partner

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP

 

Universal Service Teleconference

 

 

The 1996 Act mandates that all providers of telecom services, contribute to the Federal Universal Service fund. The challenge is, with the tectonic shift underway in the telecommunications industry, it has become increasingly difficult to decide who should contribute and how much. 

 

The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a fair and balanced panel to help analyze this issue.

 

Teleconference Date & Time:

Thursday, October 5th

10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST) 

 

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Reg Code: US WEB

 

 

 

 

 

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Distinguished Faculty:

 

 

Scott Barash - Acting CEO

 Universal Service Administrative

Company

 

 

 

Randolph J. May  - President 

The Free State Foundation

 

Glenn S. Richards - Partner

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP

(Presenting at both CALEA & Universal Service)

 

 

 

 

 

VoIP E911 - January 2006

 

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA)  Intrado

Level 3

 

VoIP E911 Teleconference: Questions, Answers, & Solutions.

 

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 11:00am (EST) (Concluded Thanks for Participating) 

 

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In this teleconference, leading experts and solutions providers will directly address the issues surrounding E911 head-on. Consider this a "how to get it done" teleconference - real examples and case studies will be presented and the audience will have the opportunity to ask the expert panel questions.

 

AGENDA & SPEAKERS (FINAL)

11:00-11:20 Legal Issues

Presenter:  

Glenn S. Richards - Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

 

Hear legal insight given by  VoIP Legal Expert and Partner at a leading US law firm regarding the Hill VoIP 9-1-1 legislation, court appeals, and petitions for reconsideration of the FCC order.

 

11:20-11:50 Overview

Presenters:

Roger Hixson, Technical Issues Director, Rick Jones Operations Issues Director, and Patrick Halley, Government Affairs Director - The National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

11:50-12:30 Case Studies in Success

 

 

 

Presenters:

Intrado Inc.: Matt Wilson, Senior Product Manager, Emerging Products Group

Level 3 Communications - Michael Remacle, Director of Business Development, Level 3 Communications

 

Hear case studies in success from leading VoIP E911 solutions providers.

 

12:30-1:00 Q&A The panel will take your questions at this time
 

Date:  Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Time: 11:00am to 1:00 pm (est) 

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

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Registration Code: WREC

 

Who Should Attend? Anyone concerned about VoIP, E911, & regulation, including: 

 

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Departments/Functions: Federal Regulatory Counsel, Government Relations, Government & External Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Carrier & Government Relations, Policy, Chief Counsel-Telephony, General Counsel, Legal Affairs, Operations, Operations & Customer Support, Administration, General Manager, Commercial Operations, Business Management, Network Services, Product Management, Sales & Marketing, Compliance, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Law & Public Policy, Core Technology, Customer Operations, Corporate Secretary, Marketing and Public Relations, Network Operations, Strategic Business Operations, Operations, Voice Services, Legal Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory and Interconnection, Compliance, Telecom Services, Tariffs & Compliance

 

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Transportation Teleconferences

The FAA & Creating a New Air Traffic Control System - August 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating A New Air Traffic Control System Teleconference 

 

In cooperation with:

 

Air Transport Association

George Mason University

Air Traffic Control Association

The Reason Foundation

 

The nation's air traffic control system is seriously in need of an upgrade.

      

A new proposal under consideration would allow the FAA to issue bonds that it would pay back via user fees. This system would shift funding responsibilities from the major airlines to general

aviation. Lobbying groups on all sides have already begun to dig in for the fight. The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts, to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industry.  These experts will present their findings, which includes a "best practice" panel, at a comprehensive two-hour teleconference scheduled for August 31, 2006

 

Faculty:

 

John Heimlich -  Vice President and Chief Economist

Air Transport Association

 

Edward M. Bolen - President and CEO

The National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA)

 

Dr. George L. Donohue - Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, and the

Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at George Mason University &

Senior Research Professor appointment in the GMU School of Public Policy.

George Mason University

 

Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Studies

The Reason Foundation

 

Garland "Cas" Castleberry - President

Air Traffic Control Association

 

 

Date: Thursday, August 31st

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)

Location: Dial-in teleconference

 

 

 

Registration Code: WEB

 

Tentative Agenda

(Check back for Updates Final Agenda Published Shortly)

11:00 - 11:15 Opening Remarks

11:15 - 12:30 Speakers Presentations

12:30 - 1:30   Audience Q&A

 

Click here to register.

 

 

Edward M. Bolen
President and CEO

The National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA)

 

Bio:

Ed Bolen became the president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, Inc.

(NBAA) in Washington, DC, on September 7, 2004.

Prior to joining NBAA, Bolen was president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers

Association (GAMA) for eight years. Bolen joined GAMA in 1995 as senior vice president and

general counsel. GAMA’s board of directors elected him president and CEO in November 1996.

Bolen was nominated by President Bush to serve as a member of the Commission on the Future of

the U.S. Aerospace Industry. Established by Congress, the commission’s objectives were to study

and make recommendations on ways to ensure American leadership in aerospace in the 21st

century. The final report was released in November 2002.

Bolen was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a

member of the Management Advisory Council (MAC) to the Federal Aviation Administration

(FAA). He chaired the council from 2000 to 2004.

Bolen is a member of the aviation advisory board of the Mitre Corporation and the policy board of

RTCA, Inc. He is on the aeronautics and space engineering board of The National Academies

 and serves as a board member of the National Aeronautic Association and the Aero Club of

Washington.

 

 

John Heimlich

Vice President and Chief Economist

Air Transport Association

 

Bio: 

John Heimlich was named chief economist in October 2003 and appointed vice president in December 2004. Previously, he served as the association's director of economic and market research. He is currently a

 member of the National Association for Business Economics and the Air Transportation Research International Forum.

Prior to joining ATA in 2001, Heimlich spent five years at United Airlines, where he worked in the

financial planning, financial analysis and international and regulatory affairs departments. He worked

 as a consultant on environmental programs for American Management Systems in Washington, D.C.,

from 1991 to 1994.

A native of Kent, Ohio, Heimlich holds a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University and a

 master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

 

 

Dr. George L. Donohue

Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, and the Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at George Mason University & Senior Research Professor

 \appointment in the GMU School of Public Policy.

George Mason University

 

Bio:

Dr. George L. Donohue is currently a Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering (since February, 2000), a Senior Research Professor in the School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at George Mason University. He is also a Co-director of the FAA National Center of Excellence for Operations Research (NEXTOR). He was formerly Associate Administrator of Research and Acquisition in the Federal Aviation Administration and has broad experience in managing major research and technology projects in both the public and private sector. Before joining the FAA, Donohue served as Vice President of the RAND Corporation, in Santa Monica, California, and was previously Director of the Office of Aerospace and Strategic Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has held technical and technical management positions at Dynamics Technology, Inc., the US Navy and NASA. Dr. Donohue has received numerous awards such as the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1977 and the Air Traffic Control Association Clifford Burton Memorial Award in 1998. He has published over 50 reports and articles and is the editor of the principle reference book on Air Transportation Systems Engineering. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America since 1992, was named one of Federal Computer Week’s top 100 Executives in 1997 and was also named one of the top 100 decision makers in Washington D. C. by the National Journal in 1997. Donohue was chosen to head the United States Delegation to the ICAO Conference on ATM Modernization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1998. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Oklahoma Sate University and a BSME degree from the University of Houston. Dr. Donohue also holds a single-engine private pilot’s certificate.

 

 

Bob Poole

Director of Transportation Studies

The Reason Foundation

 

Bio:

Robert Poole is Director of Transportation Studies at the Reason Foundation, a public policy think tank based in Los Angeles. He is nationally known as an expert on privatization and transportation policy.

Poole was among the first to propose the commercialization of the U.S. air traffic control system, and his work in this field has helped shape proposals for a U.S. ATC corporation. A version of his corporation concept was implemented in Canada in 1996. He has advised the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the White House Office of Policy Development, the National Performance Review, the National Economic Council, and the National Civil Aviation Review Commission on ATC commercialization. He was a member of the Bush-Cheney transition team on transportation. He is a member of the Critical Infrastructure Council of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and of the Air Traffic Control Association. He is also a member of the GAO’s National Aviation Studies Advisory Panel.

Poole’s Reason Foundation studies launched a national debate on airport privatization in the United States. He advised both the FAA and local officials during the 1989-90 controversy over the proposed privatization of Albany (NY) Airport. His seven years of policy research on this issue helped inspire both the privatization of Indianapolis airport management under Mayor Steve Goldsmith and Congress’s 1996 enactment of the current Airport Privatization Pilot Program.

Poole has testified on both airports and air traffic control on a number of occasions before House and Senate aviation subcommittees, and he has spoken on these subjects before numerous conferences over the past decade. He has also done consulting work on several airport privatization feasibility studies.

He is the author of dozens of policy studies and journal articles on transportation issues. His popular writings have appeared in national newspapers, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal; he has also been a guest on such network TV programs as “Crossfire,” “Good Morning America,” and “The O’Reilly Factor,” as well as ABC and NBC News. He writes a monthly column on transportation policy issues for Public Works Financing.

Poole received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at MIT and did graduate work in operations research at NYU.

 

 

Garland "Cas" Castleberry

President

Air Traffic Control Association

 

 

 

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