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Melissa Steinman, Partner, Venable LLP to Speak at KC’s Understanding the Legal Issues in Social Networking Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 31, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Melissa Steinman, Partner, Venable 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 Melissa Steinman

Melissa Landau Steinman is a partner in Venable's award-winning Advertising and Marketing Law practice group, focusing on advertising, marketing and new media, as well as distribution antitrust. She works with clients from every sector of industry at every stage of distributing consumer products and services, counseling some of the nation's largest consumer products services companies on advertising and promotions, distribution, pricing, warranties, product safety and other matters. She has represented clients in both private and government litigation, and also has appeared before self-regulatory bodies such as the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureaus. Ms. Steinman has extensive experience in consumer promotions law, with specialized expertise in social media, gift cards, rebates, "free" gifts, and promotional sweepstakes and contests law. Ms. Steinman has worked on a diverse range of gaming issues relating to matters ranging from game shows to video gambling to social media and text messaging promotions. Ms. Steinman's commentary on social media, sweepstakes and other promotional activities has appeared nationally in publications as prominent as the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Steinman wrote and edited the "Guide to Federal and State Regulation of Advertising," a comprehensive two volume book/CD-ROM on the law of advertising and promotions.

About Venable LLP

One of The American Lawyer's top 100 law firms, Venable LLP has attorneys practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Venable serves clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia.

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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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