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Laurel C. Van Allen, Senior Vice President, Coherent Economics LLC to Speak at TKG’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation: A 2019 Outlook

New York, NY, November 22, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Laurel C. Van Allen, Senior Vice President, Coherent Economics LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Securities and Shareholder Litigation: A 2019 Outlook Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, December 07, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).

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About Laurel C. Van Allen
Laurel Van Allen leads the finance practice at Coherent Economics, a boutique economic consulting firm, and she has nearly 15 years of economic consulting experience. She is passionate about solving complex problems, and she helps her clients by offering sound advice, rigorous economic analysis, and expert support based on established theory and evidence. She has addressed economic issues in a wide range of litigation and regulatory proceedings including disputed mergers & acquisitions, appraisal litigation, securities and ERISA litigation, patent disputes, breach of contract claims, price fixing allegations, and a broad range of matters stemming from the financial crisis.

Laurel has extensive experience consulting for both plaintiffs and defendants on securities matters, assessing market efficiency, causation, and damages. She has also assisted clients involved in disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, as well as alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, by assessing economic evidence, sales process, management incentives, and valuation. She has analyzed the economic rationale and consequences of corporate transactions involving change-in-control transactions and capital restructuring. And she has consulted on a number of matters involving complex structured products such as RMBS and CDOs.

Laurel has assisted clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation consulting work to analysis at the class certification, merits/liability, settlement and mediation negotiations, and trial stages. Her experience covers a diverse array of industries.

Prior to joining Coherent Economics, Laurel was a Vice President at Compass Lexecon. She received her M.S. in economics from the University of Chicago.

About Coherent Economics LLC
The economists and consultants at Coherent Economics have decades of experience and provide their clients with world-class litigation support and expert testimony in legal and regulatory disputes involving complex economic or financial issues. Coherent provides a principled approach to economic consulting, helping clients to evaluate the economic merits of their cases at every stage and providing effective and persuasive expert analysis and testimony.

Event Synopsis:
In 2017, significant securities litigation filing trends include litigation involving life sciences companies, financial misrepresentation, and federal court merger objection. Class actions have also become a commonplace in U.S. securities litigation. Although, jurisprudence in some countries is gradually addressing these issues, approaches in terms of some factors, such as the type of claimants with ability to sue, are slightly different. International companies must keep themselves abreast of the latest key takeaways in the changing securities and shareholder litigation landscape.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and litigators assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against international securities and shareholder claims. They will delve into the depth-analysis of the current mechanisms and procedures surrounding global securities litigation. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:
- Securities and Shareholder Litigation Filing Trends
- Global Securities Litigation Developments
- Jurisprudence in Other Countries
- International Conflicts
- Practical Litigation Strategies
- Trends and Updates

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