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Robert Tice Lalka, Global Partnerships Liaison, US Department of State to Speak at KCís Exploring the Partnership Agreement in 2011 Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 22, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Robert Tice Lalka, Global Partnerships Liaison, US Department of State will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Exploring the Partnership Agreement in 2012 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on January 12, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET. (For more details and to register, please visit

Event Synopsis:

Decision makers must have a thorough understanding and assessment when coming up with a partnership agreement with other businesses to ensure protection and retention of their business’ property and resources.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of experts to help you understand the critical elements of the partnership agreement in today’s challenging business and regulatory environment. The speakers will share their expertise in a two-hour LIVE Webcast which will cover the following key topics:

- Overview of partnership agreement preparations
- Capital calls planning strategies and potential defaults
- Secondary transfers
- Annex Funds Possibilities
- Addressing General and Limited Partner recovery
- Tax planning
- What happens when a general partner leaves?
- Change implementation in the venture firm
- Other issues

About Robert Tice Lalka

Rob Lalka serves in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, where he coordinates Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), the Secretary’s flagship initiative to deepen ties between the US and communities in targeted emerging markets around the world. With local chapters in eight countries, including Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey, and Tunisia, PNB has fostered over seventy new programs harnessing millions of dollars from the public sector, private sector, and civil society. Additionally, Rob coordinated partnerships for the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship and the President’s Forum with Young African Leaders; and while serving on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, he wrote the State Department’s first Policy Framework and Legal Guidelines for Partnerships, which earned him the Department’s Superior Honor Award.

Previously, Rob worked in investment banking with Wachovia, consulted on partnerships at the World Bank and the UN, and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer after Hurricane Katrina. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he received honors in both English and history, and he holds his master's degree with a concentration in global public policy from Duke University. Rob has been a Presidential Management Fellow and a Truman National Security Fellow, and in 2011, he was named one of the Top 99 Leaders Under 33 by Diplomatic Courier.

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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