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James J. Calder, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, November 25, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James J. Calder, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Identifying and Mitigating Antitrust 'Red Flags' in Business Transactions in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on December 1, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

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Event Summary:

Business transactions between competitors, or suppliers and customers frequently raise antitrust issues. Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, IP licenses, and supply agreements all may present antitrust concerns. Often these issues are obvious to the parties before negotiations begin. In other cases they may not become apparent until late in the deal process or even after the transaction has closed. Early identification and management of deal related antitrust issues is often critical to the completion and success of the transaction, as well as the protection of the parties. The failure to identify and manage these issues can have serious and costly repercussions.

This program addresses red flags for corporate, in-house, and antitrust counsel to look for in deals that may be antitrust-sensitive. The panel will examine methods for identifying antitrust concerns early in the deal process; the preventive lawyering that corporate and antitrust counsel should practice to ensure that the deal’s antitrust issues do not become antitrust show stoppers; and examples of the fallout that can occur when the parties to a transaction fail to follow antitrust precautions.

About James Calder

James J. Calder devotes his practice to antitrust and competition law as co-head of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Antitrust and Competition practice.

James’ antitrust practice includes litigation, counseling and responding to government antitrust investigations. He handles matters involving price fixing, market allocation, group boycotts and other horizontal restraints; monopolization, intellectual property licensing and other intellectual property issues; industry-wide standard setting efforts; vertical restraints; distribution issues; and Robinson-Patman Act problems.

He represents parties to US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His M&A work includes substantive antitrust merger analysis, Hart-Scott-Rodino and foreign merger clearance compliance, defending merger investigations and negotiating resolutions in contested merger situations. He also provides antitrust representation in the structuring and operation of domestic and international joint ventures and other collaborative efforts among competitors.

James handles matters for clients in more than 40 industries, including apparel, athletic equipment, aviation, beer, builders hardware, chemicals, computer chip production, computer hardware and software, computer video games, consumer electronics, electrical carbon products, fertilizer additives, fine art dealing, freight forwarding, health care, industrial laundry and linen supply, medical devices, military electronics, milk, motion pictures, music publishing, pharmaceuticals, radio, recorded music, reinsurance, securities trading, soft drinks, textile machinery and television.

In addition to traditional antitrust matters, James advises on deceptive practices, misleading advertising, consumer protection and competitive tort issues.

About Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Katten’s Antitrust and Competition attorneys have represented clients in more than 40 industries. We have handled diverse and challenging antitrust and competition problems for clients across a wide range of businesses, including health care, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, energy, entertainment, insurance, pharmaceuticals, military and consumer electronics, media, paper and transportation services.

Katten attorneys handle the full range of antitrust engagements. We advise clients on issues arising from relations with competitors, pricing, product distribution, monopolization, tying, group boycotts, price discrimination and intellectual property matters. Our antitrust litigation work includes representation of clients in government and private suits (including class actions), competitive tort situations, civil and criminal investigations (including grand juries), and competition claims arising out of intellectual property matters. Katten’s antitrust litigators include former Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys.

Katten’s philosophy is to learn how our clients’ businesses work, understand their business objectives and help them navigate through an increasingly complex antitrust and regulatory environment. We work with our clients closely to help them achieve their business objectives.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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