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Jim Slear, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding OFAC Issues in 2012 Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 21, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jim Slear, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding OFAC Issues in 2012.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Jim Slear

Jim Slear is a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Washington, DC, office and a member of the International Trade practice. Jim advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients in a wide array of industries, including aerospace, biomedicine, defense, financial services, insurance, Internet services, manufacturing, semiconductor and telecommunications. He focuses his practice on international trade compliance and enforcement, including the economic and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also advises clients regarding matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). With more than 25 years of experience, he has conducted internal investigations for numerous clients in international trade matters as well as other matters - including antitrust and securities - both domestically and abroad, including Europe, the Middle East, Japan, the People's Republic of China and Malaysia.

About Thompson Coburn LLP

With 350 lawyers and more than 50 practice areas, Thompson Coburn LLP serves clients throughout the United States and beyond. Whether helping a client with an international trade compliance issue, addressing an employment matter, navigating a complex acquisition, or defending a product or service in litigation, the firm has the knowledge and resources to meet any legal requirement.

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Event Synopsis:

Compliance with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations remains a significant challenge for most companies. With assets located all over the world, OFAC compliance can be complex, putting companies at risk for violating U.S. economic and trade sanctions programs.

In this two-hour Live Webcast, the Knowledge Group will walk you through the most significant issues which may arise in the context of OFAC compliance and how to mitigate these risks to avoid sanctions violations and enforcement actions.

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 for an event, please visit:

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