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Michael W. Jahnke, Partner and Co-Chair, Antitrust Practice Group, Loeb & Loeb LLP to Speak at KC’s Premerger Notification Compliance and Litigation Update Webcast

New York, NY, June 06, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael W. Jahnke, Partner and Co-Chair, Antitrust Practice Group, Loeb & Loeb LLP 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. This year the most important changes in decades are expected to take effect. Foreign regulatory authorities have also 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 Michael Jahnke

Michael Jahnke specializes in counseling clients concerning antitrust issues in connection with proposed M&A transactions, joint ventures and other business conduct, advocates before the FTC and Department of Justice to resolve or limit antitrust issues throughout the HSR process or other transactional investigations and directs clients' compliance with governmental requests. He has worked extensively on antitrust issues in connection with US and international M&A transactions and joint ventures involving financial services, derivatives, energy, foods, tobacco, information services, telecommunications, paper/packaging, automotive and other industries.

Mr. Jahnke's experience covers the spectrum of antitrust work, including deals (analysis of potential issues, input on draft agreements and diligence, HSR filings, dealing with regulators' requests), advice on other types of business activities (joint ventures, IP licensing, compliance queries and training, exclusive dealing), antitrust litigation and criminal/cartel investigations.

In 2010 Mr. Jahnke was invited to participate in a small working group of HSR practitioners consulting with the FTC and DOJ on proposed changes to HSR, including as to new "Item 4(d)" and "associate" requirements. This process gave him significant insights into the changes expected to take effect soon, which every company or partnership making filings in 2011 will need to consider.

About Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys and six offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, China. Loeb’s Antitrust Practice offers a full range of services, including preventive counseling, advice on complex issues, assistance in investigations and representation in litigation. Our attorneys counsel clients in the U.S. and around the world who are considering strategic business deals, expansions or operational changes. We represent companies and individuals in matters that span the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition issues.

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