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Andy Hollander, Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding the Legal Issues in Social Networking LIVE Webcast

New York, NY, December 29, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Andy Hollander, Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding the Legal Issues in Social Networking.” This event is scheduled on February 8, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the event homepage:

About Andy Hollander

Andrew J. Hollander is Of Counsel at K&L Gates LLP and concentrates his practice in intellectual property including online legal issues.

Mr. Hollander’s intellectual property experience includes assisting clients in all stages of growth in identifying, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property assets, including by registering and enforcing trademarks including clearing brand names, obtaining and enforcing patents, protecting creative works and enforcing copyrights, online and computer law, domain names, advertising law, and licensing agreements and other contracts.

Mr. Hollander advises on IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, as well as IP audits to identify and value one’s own IP. He is responsible for global trademark portfolios comprising thousands of trademarks in more than 140 countries. His diverse experience includes representing clients in the fields of computer software and hardware, online services, travel, health and beauty aids, consumer packaged goods, and financial institutions. He is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and prepares and files patent applications. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hollander was chief intellectual property counsel of a $4 billion dollar global company.

About K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates LLP comprises nearly 2,000 lawyers who practice in 40 offices across the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law as well as litigation.

For a second consecutive year, K&L Gates has been ranked as one of two law firms with the most first-tier rankings in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. In addition, K&L Gates was ranked No. 2 in Intellectual Property Today’s list of the Top Trademark Firms of 2011.

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Event Synopsis:

The growth of social media as a business tool in the last 10 years has been nothing short of prolific. Companies are using this clever medium to expand their bottom lines in exciting ways. It’s a powerful business tool, however it does not come without risks. Companies must have a complete understanding of the legal issues related to social networking in order to address the legal implications, mitigate the risks, and make the most of their social networking strategy.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key regulators and thought experts to help companies understand the legal issues surrounding the use of social networking. In a two-hour Live Webcast, speakers will not only provide valuable insights on how to navigate through potential pitfalls but they will also discuss different issues in the mix including:

• Information Security
• Privacy
• Intellectual Property
• Advertising Law
• Employment Law Issues
• eDiscovery and Litigation
• Social Media Policy
• Risk Mitigation
• Regulatory Updates
• And Answers to Questions Submitted by You!

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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