May 13, 2005

Jenner & Block will partner with the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) to present a series of educational seminars this year on issues involving business reorganization, ethics and crisis management.

“These sessions will be a great opportunity for CPAs to learn the latest developments in their field,” said Partner Daniel R. Murray, who is spearheading the Firm’s partnership with ICPAS.

As part of the “Reorganization Institute,” Partners Ronald R. Peterson, Jerry L. Switzer, Jr., Mark K. Thomas, Brian I. Swett, Michael S. Terrien, Vincent E. Lazar, Catherine L. Steege and Paul V. Possinger, all members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice, will discuss corporate reorganization and issues of financial stability in a series of four executive breakfast briefings beginning in September.  The sessions will be moderated by Mr. Murray, Chair of the Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice, and Jeff J. Marwil.  Among the topics to be discussed are the “zone of insolvency,” mergers and acquisitions of distressed companies, business administration for a company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the reorganization and restructuring process.

Partner Ross B. Bricker and Associate Sally K. Sears Coder organized a December webcast seminar on December 9, 2004  as part of the partnership in which Partner John F. Ward, Jr. and Associates Matthew R. Devine and Ross M. Rosenberg addressed ethics-based issues facing accounting and finance professionals.

Partner Christian E. Kimball led another webcast seminar on December 15, 2004 on the range of tax issues introduced by The American Jobs Creation Act, such as nonqualified deferred compensation, domestic production deduction and charitable contributions.

ICPAS is one of the largest CPA Societies in the nation, providing educational programs and informational resources to its 24,000 members.  The organization also leads the Center for Corporate Financial Leadership (CCFL), a consortium of state CPA Societies across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin, whose members will also have access to these events.