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William Michael, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S.

New York, NY, May 29, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William Michael, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S.” This event is scheduled for October 14, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About William Michael

Bill Michael is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss. Bill has extensive experience in antitrust litigation, including both civil and criminal government investigations, as well as other complex commercial litigation and appellate matters.

Bill has significant experience representing companies in various antitrust litigations and investigations. He has represented clients in cases involving competitor allegations of monopolization, exclusive dealing, tying and bundled discounting, as well as in purchaser class actions and in bid-rigging investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. Bill previously served as Chair of the Editorial Board of The Antitrust Practitioner, a publication of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Bill was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on civil merger and non-merger investigations in the telecommunications and media industries. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Bill received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

About Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 800 lawyers who collaborate with clients to help them solve their most challenging legal problems and achieve their business goals. Widely recognized as having leading litigation and corporate capabilities, the firm has developed equally strong practices in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The firm has an unwavering dedication to representing those in need, and its pro bono efforts continue to benefit individuals and society. Paul, Weiss is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Washington, D.C., Wilmington, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.

Event Synopsis:

In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assemble by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the fundamentals as well as updates of Loyalty Discounts in the European and United States Antitrust Laws. The panel will provide the audience with the best practices and practicalities in order for companies and firms to avoid common risks and pitfalls with regards to EU and US antitrust treatments to Loyalty Rebates.

Key topics include:

− Loyalty Rebates in EU and U.S. – An Overview
− Loyalty Rebates and US Antitrust Law
− Conceptual Framework in Analyzing Loyalty Rebates
− Elements of Loyalty Rebates
− Impact and Implication of Loyalty Rebates to Consumers
− Up-to-the minute Regulatory Developments

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 for an event, please visit:
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