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M.J. (“Mike”) Asensio, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP to Speak at KC’s NLRB's Social Media Policy: What Employers Need to Know Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 12, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that M.J. (“Mike”) Asensio, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “NLRB's Social Media Policy: What Employers Need to Know LIVE Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on March 7, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

About M.J. (“Mike”) Asensio

M.J. (“Mike”) Asensio practices in the area of management labor and employment law. He is a nationally recognized employment and labor practitioner and has extensive experience managing employee relations for clients in the healthcare, aerospace, transportation, manufacturing and energy industries. He serves as the national leader of the firm’s Labor Relations Team and his practice also encompasses employment ligation, executive compensation and employment counseling.

With regard to labor relations, Mike has extensive experience representing employers in union organizational drives, especially those involving very large or complex voting units. He has handled several organizational drives involving 1,000 or more employees. He successfully represented a client in one of the largest representation elections ever conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, involving 17,000 employees. Mike is experienced in organizational development, work stoppages and strikes, negotiation and administration of labor contracts, labor arbitrations, negotiation of employment contracts, wrongful discharge and employment-at-will litigation, federal and state civil rights litigation and federal and state wage hour disputes. He counsels clients on general employment relations matters, including the drafting of personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

His practice extends to executive compensation matters, especially those involving tax-exempt organizations. He actively counsels compensation committees with regard to compliance and audit issues, as well as governance matters involving executive compensation.

About Baker & Hostetler LLP

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast and more than 800 lawyers, clients count on BakerHostetler to help them grow and protect their businesses in a complex business and regulatory environment.

BakerHostetler has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, health care, energy, middle market M&A, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Their attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

At BakerHostetler they distinguish themselves through their commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as their legal work, they are determined to surpass their clients’ expectations.

Event Synopsis:

In light of recent cases such as Costco and Knauz, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum that will help employers in drafting their company's social media policy. The memorandum and the decisions made by NLRB both suggest that the social media policy should take in consideration employees' free speech right and other regulations under National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In this regard, companies should consider reviewing their policies in order to avoid pitfalls suggested by the guidance.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of experts who will help you understand the most important aspects of this issue. Going beyond the basic mechanics, our panel of experts will present their thoughts and opinions on how to best comply with NLRB’s Social Media Initiative. They will also present their findings on its possible impact on your business and will share their best practices in drafting and implementing your social media policy.

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.

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