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David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie to Speak at KCís Conflict Minerals Rule: Disclosure Compliance and Latest Updates Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 06, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Conflict Minerals Rule: Disclosure Compliance and Latest Updates.” This event is scheduled for April 1, 2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET).

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About David Hackett

David Hackett is a partner with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago. He advises clients on global environmental, sustainability, CSR and compliance issues, including related to reporting and disclosure matters. Mr. Hackett currently serves on a number of boards, including the National Parks Conservation Association, the Chicago Nature Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council. He is a past Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the ABA Environment Section. At Baker, Mr. Hackett has served as North American Managing Partner and on the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Baker, Mr. Hackett was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section where he received a Special Achievement Award. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

About Baker & McKenzie

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 11,000 people in 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. Global revenues for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014, were US$2.54 billion. Eduardo Leite is Chairman of the Executive Committee. (

Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest updates and strategies for compliance with conflict minerals disclosures as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as well as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Key topics include:

Requirements for Conflict Minerals Disclosures
Trends and insights from latest Form SD filings
Up-to-the-minute Regulatory and Litigation Updates
SEC Guidance and Metal Compounds
Recommendation for next year’s Form SD filings

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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