New York, NY, June 25, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John R. Ingrassia, Special Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Emerging Antitrust Issues: Exploring Non-Reportable Transactions in 2015 & Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 29, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About John R. Ingrassia
John Ingrassia is a special counsel at Proskauer, and advises clients on a wide range of antitrust matters in various industries, including chemicals, pharmaceutical, medical devices, telecommunications, financial services, health care, and others. His practice includes a significant focus on the analysis of Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification requirements, the coordination and submission of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and the analysis and resolution of antitrust issues related to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. John is regularly invited to participate in Federal Trade Commission and bar association discussions regarding Hart-Scott-Rodino practice issues. John also advises clients regarding international antitrust issues arising in proposed acquisitions and joint ventures, including reportability under the EC Merger Regulation and numerous other foreign competition filing regimes, and liaising with local counsel to coordinate foreign pre-merger notifications and ensure the efficacy and consistency of the competition law theories advanced. John is a member of the Antitrust Law sections of the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and District of Columbia Bar Association, where he also served as former Chair of their Antitrust and Consumer Law Committee. John is a graduate of Pace University, and earned his J.D. at Hofstra University School of Law.
About Proskauer Rose LLP
Proskauer is a global law firm recognized for its excellence both in practicing law and serving clients. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 700+ lawyers in 13 offices and approximately 50 areas of practice, we have the capabilities, experience and creativity to guide our clients through their most important legal and business challenges. We are trusted advisors to many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. We also represent individuals in transactions and other matters. In addition to New York, we have offices in Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Newark and New Orleans, as well as in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and São Paulo.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) increasingly are focusing upon enforcement of transactions that don’t require filing under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), often referred to as non-reportable transactions.
Generally, only transactions valued greater than $76.3 million are reportable. However, almost twenty percent of merger investigations by the DOJ from 2009 to 2013 related to non-reportable transactions since they can affect competition and hence affect consumers. In the DOJ’s recent challenge to a non-report transaction, US v. Bazaarvoice, Inc., the DOJ demonstrated the agencies willingness to pursue merger cases under the Clayton Act, regardless of reportability. Indeed, the DOJ reached an agreement earlier this year with two tour bus companies to disgorge $7.5 million in profits garnered during the life of the companies’ joint venture.
Companies considering non-reportable transactions that may present competitive concerns should consider the pros and cons of voluntarily reporting with the relevant agencies, as well as other strategies to mitigate the risk of an unexpected investigation, and potentially litigation, down the line.
In this CLE webcast, The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis and discussion of Emerging Anti-trust Issues: Exploring Non-Reportable Transactions in 2015. Speakers will also review recent non-reportable transactions and offer best practices on avoiding common pitfalls and risks of anti-competitive activity.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
· Recent Antitrust Scrutiny of Non-Reportable Transactions
· Recent Challenges Specific to Non-Reportable Transaction Investigations and Implications for Parties and Enforcement Agencies
· Nature of Developments
· Risk Analysis and Mitigation
· Best Practices to Avoid Investigations into Non-Reportable Transactions
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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/