New York, NY, September 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that Dr. Timothy Daniel, Senior Vice President of NERA Economic Consulting, (Former Assistant Director, Antitrust, FTC’s Bureau of Economics) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Antitrust & Technology for Attorneys: Dealing with a Global Anti-Competitive Environment”. This event is scheduled for February 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2009_Antitrust.html)
The Antitrust Law seeks to prevent anti-competitive actions within markets to protect consumer welfare and ensure opportunities for all businesses. To achieve these objectives, it prohibits practices that restrict free competition between business entities, such as the creation of cartels, bans anti-competitive practices of firms that lead to their dominance in particular markets, and controls mergers and acquisitions of large companies. However, in this age of rapid innovation, especially in the cyberspace economy, it’s essential that these practices be regulated to serve consumers' interests and promote competition. Technology is making the global environment more interconnected leading to legal antitrust issues that may not have been conceived before. Attorneys need to be in the know on an up to the minute basis in order to properly advise their clients on these issues.
The Knowledge Group is producing a webcast to help attorneys deal with the growing global environment brought about by technology. Learn about new regulations and best practices on this topic.
About Dr. Timothy Daniel
Dr. Daniel specializes in antitrust and competition, with experience in intellectual property and commercial damages as well. Dr. Daniel has analyzed the economic effects of numerous mergers and other business practices, including tying and exclusive dealing. He has presented economic analyses to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, and state-level officials in a broad variety of industries including medical equipment, software, retail, consumer goods, chemicals, advertising, and construction materials. He has testified in US District Court in litigations involving the economic effects of exclusive dealing and noncompete agreements, and also testified before the South African Competition Tribunal in a major merger proceeding. In addition, Dr. Daniel has prepared expert testimony on liability and damages in intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark infringement litigations.
Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Daniel served as the Assistant Director for Antitrust in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. In that capacity, Dr. Daniel conducted and supervised the agency’s economic analysis in pending merger, nonmerger, and intellectual property investigations across a broad array of industries. Dr. Daniel also held managerial and staff positions in the Bureau of Economics’ Divisions of Economic Policy Analysis and Consumer Protection. While with the FTC, he helped develop the agency’s economic analysis in matters with a significant intellectual property component such as patent pools and matters involving the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Daniel’s writings on business practices and regulations that affect consumers and competition have appeared as Federal Trade Commission Staff Reports, in the Journal of Regulatory Economics, in Antitrust magazine, and in The Electricity Journal.
Education: PhD and MA in economics, University of Maryland; BA in economics, University of Virginia
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For nearly half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from over 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
For more information about Dr. Timothy Daniel, and NERA, please visit: http://www.nera.com/
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.