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Milton L. Petersen, Partner, HunterMaclean to Speak at KC’s Third Party Relationships: Risk Management and Contract Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, November 11, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Milton L. Petersen, Partner, HunterMaclean will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast titled: “Third Party Relationships: Risk Management and Contract Compliance.” This event is scheduled for April 11, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Milton L. Petersen

Milton L. Petersen is an attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on information technology (IT) related transactions, including outsourcing, ERP, cloud computing, and healthcare technology transactions, other software development and technology licensing/acquisition contracts, Internet-related issues, and privacy and confidentiality concerns. Prior to attending The University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Petersen worked for over a decade as a computer and network performance consultant in the IT industry. Mr. Petersen has counseled a wide variety of clients, ranging from technology start-ups, to Fortune 100 companies, to public sector entities, on a broad array of issues relating to IT law. After practicing for over ten years at two firms in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Petersen is now a partner at HunterMaclean in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Petersen has authored various articles on IT law and has given presentations about IT law at conferences across the country.

About HunterMaclean

Tracing its history back to 1879, HunterMaclean ( defines its mission as providing professional excellence, uncompromising integrity and outstanding service. With 60 attorneys operating from offices in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia, HunterMaclean represents a wide variety of companies and individuals in their legal and business matters across the Southeast, nationally, and, increasingly, internationally. HunterMaclean's attorneys provide creative solutions to complex client problems in the areas of law that are most important to business. The firm and its attorneys have been recognized for excellence by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, Superlawyers, Martindale, Corporate Counsel Magazine, and Chambers USA, and others.

Event Synopsis:

In an effort to survive in a globally competitive environment, many companies are now increasingly utilizing third-party business relationships. While third-party business relationships are perceived to be a way for revenue optimization and cost reduction, in the real world this may not be so. Vendors’ failures to perform as contractually required, as well as corruption and illegal activities by vendors, are not only often costly for companies but also make them more susceptible to regulatory sanctions. It is critical that businesses constantly police their third-party contractual relationships and always have a complete understanding of the risks present in their third-party vendor relationships.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss the risks involved in third-party relationships. The panel will offer insights on how to effectively manage vendor risks and help ensure contract compliance. In a two-hour live webcast, our speakers will explore the significant topics in this area, including:

- Regulatory Concerns for Third-Party Relationships (FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OFAC, CISADA etc..)
- Risk Audit and Assessment of Vendors
- Important Factors to Consider in Contract Negotiation
- Development of Effective Monitoring Systems and Training Programs for Third-Party Contract Compliance
- Best Practices for Risk Management and Contract Compliance
- And much more!

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. Our goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of important issues affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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