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Timothy C. Bennett, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Webcast

New York, NY, November 15, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Timothy C. Bennett, Senior Counsel will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Distressed Debt Investing in the Oil and Gas Industry: Opportunities and Challenges Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for November 18, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (ET).

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About Timothy C. Bennett
Timothy C. Bennett is senior counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is responsible for managing all aspects of a broad range of global client transactions, focusing on the distressed, illiquid and special situations markets, for clients ranging from boutique brokerages and hedge funds to global investment funds and the trading desks of international banks. His recent representative transactions include the acquisition and sale (including by way of auction) of bankruptcy claims, terminated derivative contracts, loan portfolios, restricted stock, interests in liquidating funds, structured settlements, and LSTA and LMA trades for bank debt of domestic and foreign borrowers. He has experience drafting and negotiating bespoke forms of agreement and structuring creative settlement solutions for clients to efficiently close deals and maximize profit while minimizing risk.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media.

Event Synopsis:

In June 2014, the price of oil dropped sharply from more than $100 to around $50 per barrel, and since then have remained at record lows. The oil pricing environment poses serious challenges, including business and legal issues unique to exploration and production (E&P) companies. This economic trend have led to multiple company bankruptcies, and has impacted a wide range of services and industries.

While E&P companies continue to struggle with the decline in oil prices, distressed investors have turned this situation into an opportunity to invest in the oil and gas sector. A wide range of financial players, including private equity firms, have showed renewed interest to participate in the sector. However, investors should be aware of the underlying benefits and risks of distressed investing in the E&P space. Investors need to approach deal activities with caution that must go into diligence and structure.

In a two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant issues surrounding Distressed Debt Investing in the Oil and Gas Industry. They will provide insights on the challenges and opportunities arising from depressed oil and gas prices. Speakers will also offer suggestions on how to overcome these challenges and capitalize on these opportunities.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

· Bankruptcy Basics
· Unique Challenges in Oil & Gas Industry
· Distressed Investing Opportunities
· Investment Strategies
· Benefits and Risks in Distressed Investing

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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