New York, NY, June 26, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Megan Browdie, Attorney, Cooley 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 Megan Browdie
Megan Browdie is an associate in Cooley’s Antitrust & Competition practice group. She advises clients on antitrust issues, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions, compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, licensing of intellectual property, and distribution. She has experience in matters before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court. Megan has worked with clients in a number of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, computer hardware and software, financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, publishing, and telecommunications. Super Lawyers recognizes Megan as a “Rising Star” in antitrust.
About Cooley LLP
Cooley’s attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law. Cooley has more than 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.
Cooley’s Antitrust & Competition team is recognized as one of the top-tier practices in the area of antitrust by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and Global Competition Review. Providing a full range of counseling, litigation, agency representation, and arbitration services, we handle all aspects of antitrust and trade regulation matters for Fortune 500 corporations, as well as growing companies, in virtually every sector of the economy including telecommunications, software, computer hardware, ecommerce, social media, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, aerospace, defense, oilfield services, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, and financial services.
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/