Jennifer M. Wollenberg of Fried Frank to Speak at KC’s Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) Explored in 2015 Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 01, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) Explored in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 05, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Jennifer M. Wollenberg

Jennifer M. Wollenberg, special counsel at Fried Frank and a member of the Firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice group, represents corporations in a variety of complex civil litigation matters and, in particular, cases involving the financial, aerospace, and defense industries. Ms. Wollenberg currently is representing a financial institution in one of the largest active FIRREA litigations in the country. Ms. Wollenberg received her JD from Cornell Law School and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, the United States Court of Appeals (Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits), the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

From offices located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the FCA’s interpretation and scope. The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, health care, and other government contractors in high stakes cases. The Firm’s False Claims Act practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.

Event Synopsis:

No, not FERRARI. The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) is a rarely used statute designed to protect federally insured financial institutions from mail, wire, and other fraud and from insider violations through civil action. Originally, the Act was designed to protect against savings and loans officials mis-using thrift funds. It established the Resolution Trust Corporation to close hundreds of insolvent thrifts and transferred regulatory authority to the Office of Thrift Supervision; thereby changing the savings and loan industry and its federal regulation. FIRREA, broader in scope than the False Claims Act, has wide application since it incorporates a variety of banking law and invokes huge, civil monetary penalties that can be ruinous to institutions.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an over-view and in-depth analysis of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act. Speakers will discuss the latest developments regarding its enactment, enforcement, and potential effects on financial industries; among others.

Key topics include:

· Overview on Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act
· Scope and Limitations
· Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Role
· Implications of its Provisions: Why Now?
· Next: Student Loans?
· Recent Regulatory Developments and Enactment Issues
· Best Compliance and Enforcement Practices
· Possible Civil Monetary Penalties

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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