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								March 30, 2006

Mr. Nicholas J. Camera,
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
1114 Avenues of Americas
New York, NY 10036

Re:	Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
      Item 4.02 of Form 8-K
      Filed on March 23, 2006
      File No. 1-6686

Dear Camera:

      We have reviewed your filing and have the following
accounting comments.  Where indicated, we think you should
your document in response to these comments.  If you disagree,
will consider your explanation as to why our comment is
inapplicable or a revision is unnecessary.  Please be as
as necessary in your explanation.  In some of our comments, we
ask you to provide us with more information so that we may
understand your disclosure.  Please understand that we may have
additional comments after reviewing your amendment and responses
our comments.

	Please understand that the purpose of our review process is
assist you in your compliance with the applicable disclosure
requirements and to enhance the overall disclosure in your
We look forward to working with you in these respects.  We
any questions you may have about our comments or any other
of our review.  Feel free to call us at the telephone numbers
listed at the end of this letter.

Accounting comments:

1. Please tell us whether you intend to amend Form 10-Q for the
periods ended March 31, 2005, June 30, 2005 and September 30,
to file the restated financial statements. If so, tell us how,
when, you will do so.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
March 30, 2006
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2. Please tell us if your certifying officers have considered
effect of the error on the adequacy of your disclosure controls
procedures as of the end of the period covered by your Forms 10-
for the periods ended March 30, 2005, June 30, 2005 and
30, 2005.

	We urge all persons who are responsible for the accuracy
adequacy of the disclosure in the filing to be certain that the
filing includes all information required under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and that they have provided all information
investors require for an informed investment decision.  Since
company and its management are in possession of all facts
to a company`s disclosure, they are responsible for the accuracy
and adequacy of the disclosures they have made.

	In connection with responding to our comments, please
in writing, a statement from the company acknowledging that:

* the company is responsible for the adequacy and accuracy of
disclosure in the filing;

* staff comments or changes to disclosure in response to staff
comments do not foreclose the Commission from taking any action
with respect to the filing; and

* the company may not assert staff comments as a defense in any
proceeding initiated by the Commission or any person under the
federal securities laws of the United States.

      In addition, please be advised that the Division of
Enforcement has access to all information you provide to the
of the Division of Corporation Finance in our review of your
or in response to our comments on your filing.

       Please respond to these comments within five business
or tell us when you will respond.

	You may contact Gopal Dharia, Staff Accountant, at (202)
3353 or me, at (202) 551-3828 if you have questions regarding
comments on the Form 8-K.


							Terry French
							Accountant Branch Chief