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Eric H. Cottrell, Partner, Parker Poe to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 20, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Eric H. Cottrell, Partner, Parker Poe, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Do You Know Your Customer? Strategies to Avoid Costly Fines When Doing Business Abroad LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 11, 2013 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Eric H. Cottrell

Eric Cottrell is a seasoned litigator in both civil and criminal matters and has been lead counsel in multiple jury trials. He divides his practice between white collar criminal matters and commercial litigation.

Mr. Cottrell represents businesses that are the subject of government inquiries and conducts internal investigations into allegations of corporate misconduct. He has particular experience in managing complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and advising companies on FCPA compliance matters. Mr. Cottrell recently concluded a federal grand jury investigation related to alleged FCPA violations. He successfully obtained a declination letter from the Department of Justice, formally closing the matter with no penalties or fines. Mr. Cottrell also has significant experience advising companies on complying with U.S. export control laws and investigating and disclosing violations to federal authorities. He has conducted numerous internal investigations involving alleged violations of the ITAR, EAR and OFAC regulations, including alleged exports to Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe is a full-service business law firm with more than 200 attorneys and is among the largest and most respected firms in our home states of North Carolina and South Carolina, where we have five offices located in the both state capital cities and the states’ major business centers. Our distinct practice areas provide comprehensive counsel and services in matters including business law, litigation, employment, intellectual property, health care, government and public policy, tax, environmental, banking and finance, and real estate.

Our clients include a variety of multinational, foreign and domestic clients, both public and private. We are equipped to serve a wide range of industries including automotive, banking and capital markets, biotechnology, chemical, building products, energy, equipment sales and rentals, financial services, food services, franchising and distribution, health care, information technology, insurance, motorsports, pharmaceuticals, retail, steel, telecommunications, textiles, transportation, and textiles. We offer clients creative, responsive and aggressive legal strategies as well as a broad portfolio of legal services.

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Event Synopsis:

Selling to customers abroad has never been easier. However, there are some pitfalls that you must be aware of in order to avoid serious and potentially critical problems when doing business outside the US. The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of thought leaders to help you understand the critical elements when trading goods and services abroad in accordance with today’s challenging business and regulatory environment. The speakers will share their opinions in a two-hour Live Webcast which will cover the following key topics:

• Checking and Assessing Restricted Party List
• Understanding Entity List, Denied Persons List and the Unverified List
• When and How to Get Export License
• Things to Consider before Agreeing to Transactions
• Potential Defaults and Penalties Involve
• Up to the minute-regulatory updates
• Other issues

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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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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