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Thomas L. Allen, Partner, Reed Smith LLP to Speak at KC’s Webcast Mediating Corporate Disputes Successfully - Avoidance of Litigation’s Perils

New York, NY, April 29, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Thomas L. Allen, Partner, Reed Smith LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Mediating Corporate Disputes Successfully - Avoidance Of Litigation’s Perils.” This event is scheduled for August 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

This program offers powerful, pragmatic tools to enable businesses and their legal counsel to resolve the most difficult disputes, without the expense and business angst of long, drawn-out litigation. The speakers will address how to transform the present litigation paradigm to obtain enormous cost savings, eliminate e-discovery horrors and prevent out-of-control verdicts. The speakers will focus on whether, when and how to mediate effectively. They will also address how to create a dispute resolution business environment that advances the objective of avoiding litigation through sensible dispute resolution mechanisms. The program materials will identify 101 ways to effectively mediate a company's most troublesome litigation and non-litigation disputes.

About Thomas L. Allen

Tom is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Financial Services Litigation. Tom has more than 25 yearsʹ experience defending business clients in complex litigation, including consumer finance, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, business fraud and other commercial cases.Tom has been lead defense counsel in numerous jury trials. He has spearheaded the defense of more than 75 class actions in courts throughout the United States and is familiar with all aspects of class action practice. Tom also has extensive experience in coordinating the defense of multiple cases pending simultaneously in different courts, and the defense of parallel civil and criminal matters.

Tom has been with Reed Smith during his entire career in private practice, and he was elected a partner in 1988. Tom has held a number of leadership positions at the firm. When Reed Smith combined with California‐based Crosby Heafey in January 2003, Tom relocated to Los Angeles for 18 months to assist in the integration of the firms while maintaining his national litigation practice.

About Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,600 lawyers in 22 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit

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