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Terence P. Smith, Partner, DLA Piper to Speak at KC’s Webcast “Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 and Beyond”

New York, NY, May 19, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Terence P. Smith, Partner, DLA Piper will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Employment and Labor Law: What to Watch for in 2011 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for July 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The Obama Administration is taking important steps to update and enforce employment and labor laws in order to ensure equal opportunity for all workers.Given these emerging trends, employers and attorneys must always be on the look out for the latest developments in labor and employment regulations that the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) are working on.

A panel of government officials and thought experts will discuss the updates on employment and labor laws in a Live two-hour Webcast presented by the Knowledge Group. The speakers will not only discuss the latest developments in employment and labor regulations but will also take a peek at what’s coming next for these ever changing areas.

About Terence Smith

Terence P. Smith is a partner and litigator in DLA Piper's Labor and Employment practice, based in Chicago.

Mr. Smith litigates in state and federal courts, before government agencies (such as EEOC, NLRB, California DFEH and Illinois Department of Labor), and before arbitration panels and mediators. His practice includes wage and hour class actions, statutory and common law employment suits (jury and bench trials) and a variety of labor and employment hearings across the country.

Mr. Smith conducts multi-state wage and hour audits to determine whether jobs are (or should be) properly classified as exempt from overtime. He likewise provides a full range of traditional labor services, including campaign management in response to union organizing activity, secondary boycott litigation, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration and strike management. He also counsels employers and writes and speaks regularly on a variety of labor and employment subjects.

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper became one of the largest legal service providers in the world in 2005 through a merger of unprecedented scope in the legal sector. While large in scale, the merger strategy was simple – to create an international legal practice capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. The firm wanted its clients to rely on receiving the right service for their particular matter, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location.

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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