Koleen Kirkwood, Special Counsel, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP to Speak at KC's Event

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) February 16, 2017 - The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Koleen Kirkwood, Special Counsel, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "ERISA Compliance & Enforcement Issues in 2017 & Beyond LIVE Webcast".

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    About Koleen Kirkwood
    Koleen S. Kirkwood, Special Counsel with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Employment and Labor, Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Practice Groups.

    Ms. Kirkwood has more than twenty years of legal experience serving as counsel in the private, corporate, and public sectors. In her recent term as Special Prosecutor for the US Attorney's Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Ms. Kirkwood worked for the Office's White Collar Crime Section and investigated and prosecuted various cases including fraud, financial litigation and asset forfeitures, working closely with the Department of Labor, who has been actively scrutinizing company pension plans.

    Ms. Kirkwood has also worked as special counsel to financial consultants to help them identify potential risk areas with regard to fiduciary liability and compliance, and currently serves as practice Co-Chair for her firm's ERISA and Employment compliance Group.

    About Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
    Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined commercial litigation firm, representing clients across the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, the firm has five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients nationwide. Today, we are representing our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Our clients range from Fortune 500 and large privately-held companies to municipal entities, small businesses and partnerships in a broad diversity of industries and business sectors. Pietragallo's areas of legal expertise include high profile bet-the-company litigation, tort and products liability litigation, business and commercial transactions, corporate counseling, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, white collar criminal defense, health care litigation, qui tam litigation, risk management, intellectual property, labor and employment law, ERISA and employment compliance, and workers' compensation.

    Event Synopsis:
    Increased fines for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) went into effect last August 1, 2016. Plan sponsor and administrators with stronger incentives shall pay careful attention to compliance requirements and deadlines to avoid the threat of hefty penalty.

    In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will consider the latest issues on employee benefits and executive compensation under the ERISA. The speakers will cover discussions of critical ERISA basics and provide guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls and risks vulnerable to a DOL investigation or enforcement action.

    Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
    -ERISA Basics
    -DOL, PBGC and IRS ERISA-related Regulations
    -Latest Enforcement Updates
    -Regulatory Issues and Key Challenges
    -Compliance Best Practices

    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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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