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Jonathan D. Schmidt, Counsel, Ropes & Gray LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Insider Trading: Updates and Strategies for 2014 and Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 06, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jonathan D. Schmidt, Counsel, Ropes & Gray LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Insider Trading: Updates and Strategies for 2014 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for May 7, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Jonathan D. Schmidt

Jonathan is a San Francisco-based member of Ropes & Gray’s government enforcement practice group. Jonathan focuses on white collar criminal matters, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, where he tried dozens of white collar and violent crime cases and argued multiple appeals. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Jonathan served as a supervisor in both the Major Crimes section, and the Counter-Terrorism section. He also served as the Pacific Regional Coordinator for DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. In 2003, Jonathan was appointed to be one of five international prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new State Court. There, he investigated and tried the Court’s first war crimes case. Jonathan received DOJ’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance for his work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals, has a rich history of achieving success for the world’s leading businesses, educational institutions and technology innovators from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm has consistently globally ranked practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.

Event Synopsis:

This course offers an in-depth discussion of the latest enforcement efforts, legal developments in insider trading and an overview of how an economist can help when there are allegations of insider trading. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will help firms better understand current trends in insider trading laws and how an economist contributes to determinations of materiality and whether insider trading has occurred, and in measuring loss avoidance.

In this two-hour live webinar, the speakers will discuss the important issues in the mix, including:

- Overview of Insider Trading Laws
- Recent Enforcement and Prosecution Efforts from the SEC and DOJ
- Discussions on High Profile Insider Trading Cases, including the Role of Economic Analyses and Key Takeaways
- Analysis of Alleged Insider Trading in the Context of What Was Known When and in the Context of the Alleged Insider’s Other Trading
- Effective Strategies to Mitigate Risk of Insider Trading Liability

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC 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. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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