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Sean Durkin, Vice President, Charles River Associates to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S. Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 04, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Sean Durkin, Vice President, Charles River Associates 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 Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin specializes in antitrust economics, damage analysis, econometrics, microeconomics, and international economics. Dr. Durkin has served as a testifying expert on damages and liability in class action, antitrust, patent, and unfair competition cases and has testified before the International Trade Commission and the Illinois Commerce Commission. He has extensive consulting experience on both competitor and class action cases involving a wide range of antitrust issues, including collusion, bundling/tying, exclusive dealing, and predatory pricing. He has worked on cases involving price fixing, quantity restrictions, and non-compete agreements. Dr. Durkin has consulted on a variety of merger cases for government agencies in the US and Canada and also for merging parties in both horizontal and vertical mergers. He has also consulted for a major retailer examining retail expenditures across different target groups and a trade association estimating the impact of proposed changes in EPA regulations. Dr. Durkin is a lecturer at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Dr. Durkin was recognized with a 2015 Antitrust Writing Award for Best Economics Article in the Business Articles category for his publication, “The Discount Attribution Test and the Competitive Effects of Loyalty Discounts.

About Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting. Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants, many of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields; our close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally.

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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