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Hart Holden, of Counsel, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings to Speak at KC’s Premerger Notification Compliance and Litigation Update: A 2011 Perspective Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 20, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Hart Holden, of Counsel, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Premerger Notification Compliance and Litigation Update: A 2011 Perspective.” This event is scheduled for June 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) was set up to serve as effective guidelines for mergers, tender offers, and other acquisition transactions. Every year, the notifications standards are amended, sometimes significantly. Foreign regulatory authorities have been setting up their own premerger notification programs that affect US companies with global presence. In light of these recent changes, companies, their antitrust attorneys and consultants must have a complete understanding of the fundamentals and latest legal guideline updates and how those may impact their mergers, tender offers, and other acquisition transactions. In addition, for speedy conclusion of transactions, it is helpful to be able to anticipate and respond to any objections of the regulatory authorities to the transactions, such as those affecting market competitiveness, producer efficiency, consumer prices, and total welfare.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of speaker experts and thought leaders to help walk you through the fundamentals and updates of HSR and foreign compliance requirements, and explain how to anticipate and respond to objections by regulatory authorities in 2011 in a live two-hour Webcast.

About Hart Holden

Hart Holden represents clients in a full range of antitrust matters, focusing on business counseling, government investigations and litigation. Mr. Holden has extensive experience in both merger and non-merger antitrust matters involving numerous industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, energy, industrial equipment, chemicals, retail consumer goods, trade associations and intellectual property. He has successfully handled hundreds of Hart-Scott-Rodino matters, including multi-billion dollar transactions before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, and advised major corporations on non-merger antitrust matters involving sales practices, pricing, distribution, information exchanges and corporate antitrust compliance.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Holden was deputy assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he was involved in supervising the FTC’s merger enforcement program. While at the FTC, he also served as attorney advisor to the director of the Bureau of Competition, as Special Assistant United States Attorney, and as lead counsel on dozens of major cases presented to the Commission and federal courts.

About Paul Hastings

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit for more information.

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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