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Kai H.E. Liekefett, Partner with Sidley Austin LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Preparing for the 2019 Proxy Season: Noteworthy Updates and Developments Event

New York, NY, October 17, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kai H.E. Liekefett, Partner with Sidley Austin LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Preparing for the 2019 Proxy Season: Noteworthy Updates and Developments.” This event is scheduled for November 8, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

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About Kai H.E. Liekefett

Kai Liekefett is the Chair of Sidley Austin’s Shareholder Activism Practice. He has over 15 years of experience practicing corporate law in New York, Houston, London, Germany, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Kai has led more than 30 proxy fights in the last 3 years alone – more than any other defense attorney in the country.

About Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is one of the largest U.S. law firms in the world with over 2,000 lawyers and 20 offices in commercial, financial and regulatory centers worldwide.


This year's proxy season remained focused on the shifting investor priorities, with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the forefront of engagement discussions and shareholder resolutions. The developments and trends brought by the 2018 proxy season are expected to create a significant impact on the legal and regulatory aspects of next year’s proxy season.

Thus, managers and directors should carefully examine and understand the 2018 trends and developments, in order to prepare for and be ready of the upcoming season.

This live Webcast brought by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the regulatory developments and institutional investor guidance updates in the 2018 proxy season. They will provide an outlook of what to expect in 2019, while presenting key strategies and practices to avoid risks in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

- The 2019 Proxy Season: An Outlook
- Significant Developments and Trends in 2018
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Common Red flags
- What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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