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Simone Waterbury, Senior Attorney, Ropes & Gray LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

New York, NY, June 04, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Simone Waterbury, Senior Attorney will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Requirements: A 2016 Update Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for October 17, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Simone Waterbury
Simone Waterbury is a senior attorney practicing in Ropes & Gray’s antitrust practice group. Simone works extensively on counseling domestic and multinational business entities on their obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and foreign premerger regimes, successfully guiding numerous clients through the premerger process. Simone has prepared hundreds of HSR filings and routinely coordinates merger clearances in multiple jurisdictions including the European Union and its member states, Canada, China, Japan, India, South Africa, and South Korea, among others.

About Ropes & Gray LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. Built on a foundation of 150 years of forging strong client relationships, Ropes & Gray has over 1,200 lawyers and professionals representing interests across a broad spectrum of industries in corporate law and litigation matters, as well as counseling on labor and employment issues, tax and benefits, creditors’ rights, and private client services. The firm’s clients include leading industrial companies, financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, as well as families and individuals.

Event Synopsis:
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised jurisdictional thresholds for reporting transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act on January 21, 2016. The minimum size-of-transaction threshold and the size-of-person threshold have both been increased. The filing fee remains the same, however, the levels that trigger larger filing fees have increased.

Correct application of the HSR Act is complex and requires a detailed and careful analysis. Failure to file a required HSR Premerger Notification can result in serious penalties.

In a two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss significant Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Requirements in 2016. Speakers will also provide a roadmap through HSR reporting process and any government investigation that may follow.

Key topics include:
· -The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act - An Overview
· -HSR Threshold and 2016 Filing Requirements
· -Key Issues and Common Violations
· -Legal Challenges and Remedies
· -Possible Civil Penalties
· -- Best Compliance Practices

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