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Ralph M. Cursio, Esq., Affiliate Expert and Consultant, Bates Group LLC to Speak at KG’s FINRA Arbitrations: Tools & Practical Guide for 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ralph M. Cursio, Esq., Affiliate Expert and Consultant, Bates Group LLC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: FINRA Arbitrations: Tools & Practical Guide for 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016@ 12:00 pm -2:00 pm (ET).

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About Ralph M. Cursio

Ralph Cursio, Esq., is a Bates Group affiliate expert and consultant specializing in Federal securities laws with an emphasis on the defense of entities and individuals in securities regulatory actions. His experience includes cases in Federal and State Courts, arbitrations before the NYSE, FINRA (NASD), the Pacific Stock Exchange, the AAA, as well as Reparations Proceedings before the CFTC. He has broad experience handling securities arbitration matters and managing in-house and outside counsel. Mr. Cursio has also advised regional management, resolved major customer disputes, supervised and handled mediations of customer claims, conducted internal investigations, and participated in SEC and self-regulatory organization inquiries.

About Bates Group LLC
Voted a “2015 Best Securities Litigation Consulting Firm” by readers of the New York Law Journal, Bates Group is the nation’s preeminent financial services consulting firm, providing end-to-end solutions on legal and compliance matters for financial services firms and their counsel. Bates’ nearly 100 financial industry experts offer services in arbitration and litigation consultation and testimony, regulatory and internal investigation matters, compliance solutions, forensic accounting, and damages consulting. Bates also provides RegTelligence®, the first comprehensive database of regulatory enforcement actions. With three decades of working with leading law firms, financial services companies and regulatory bodies Bates Group supports you every step of the way.

Event Synopsis:

Over the years, financial institutions have been taking disputes with investors and other members to arbitration under the auspices of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). However, insufficient knowledge about FINRA's arbitration process may make the experience more difficult and the outcome problematic. Thus, keeping pace with the latest developments in FINRA arbitration is crucial for financial institutions to maximize potential advantages and avoid possible pitfalls. Understanding the most effective approach to all phases of the arbitration process reduces the chances of a surprise award.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will explain all aspects of the FINRA arbitration process, suggest approaches to each stage of the arbitration and discuss current developments which impact FINRA arbitration. Speakers will provide a comprehensive analysis of FINRA Arbitration and will cover best practices and strategies.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

· FINRA Arbitration – do I want to participate, do I have to participate?
· The arbitration process, beginning to end.
· The importance of a Damages Analysis and leveraging Financial Schedules
· Working effectively with Consultants and Expert Witnesses
· E-discovery – how is it being applied?
· The arbitration hearing, what works, what doesn’t?
· I have an award, now what?
· Recent and expected changes to FINRA arbitration rules.

About The Knowledge Group/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 for an event, please visit:
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