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William A. Isaacson, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on Cross-Border Antitrust Enforcement Efforts on 9/23/08

New York, NY, June 19, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences and webinars announced today that William A. Isaacson, Partner of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference and webinar entitled: “Cross-Border Antitrust Enforcement Efforts”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for September 23, 2008, Tuesday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.

Antitrust enforcement authorities around the world are increasingly coordinating their efforts with other countries. As a result, corporations who are investigated in the United States for anti-competitive behavior face numerous other investigations in the European Union, Canada, and other countries. These corporations also face class action lawsuits in the United States.

The Knowledge Congress is producing a two-hour teleconference and webinar aiming to discuss the important aspects, as well as the impact of this joint undertaking to affected industries. Industry experts and government regulators are scheduled to speak in this event.

About Mr. William A. Isaacson

Since joining the firm at its inception in 1997, Bill Isaacson's main practice areas have included complex commercial litigation and class actions, and arbitration.

In the area of plaintiff class actions, Legal describes Mr. Isaacson as a "key litigator" at BSF who "has emerged as the leader on the foreign antitrust front." For example, Mr. Isaacson has acted as trial counsel for class plaintiffs in Animal Science Products v. Mitsui & Co. (D.D.C.), an international cartel case, resulting in a jury verdict for the class of $49.5 million (before trebling) (National Law Journal, August 4, 2003 p. 13) and In re Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Ohio) winning a jury verdict of $11.5 million before trebling. Mr. Isaacson also has acted as a Steering Committee Member in In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation in which the firm uncovered an international conspiracy and represented purchasers of a range of vitamins in pursuing price fixing and market allocation claims ("Not Your Father's Class Action," National Law Journal, June 7, 1999, p.A5), resulting in an over $1 billion in settlements. In addition, Mr. Isaacson has filed the first class actions uncovering cartels in China responsible for exporting products to the United States, including the vitamin C industry. Mr. Isaacson is currently lead counsel for the direct purchaser class in In re Graphic Processing Units Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.).

Mr. Isaacson also has acted as counsel in Worldspan v. Abacus (ICC Arbitration / London) (following a three week trial in 1999, a 300 page Award in August 2000 found for Claimant Worldspan on claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, misappropriation of confidential information and conspiracy and awarded $39.5 million); Kuwait Oil Company & UK Oil Company v. UK Oil Company et al. (LCIA Arbitration/London) (following an arbitration in London and Kuwait, an arbitration award in December 2000 affirmed Claimant's contractual equity interest in billion barrel oil fields at issue, and awarded fees and costs to Claimants); Shandling v. Grey (representing comedian Garry Shandling against his former manager for breach of fiduciary duty through to settlement following a decision denying a motion for summary adjudication, see "Shandling Claims Get New Life in a Stunning Reversal," Variety June 23, 1999, p. 1).

Mr. Isaacson is member of the Advisory Board for Legal Counsel for the Elderly and has lectured at Georgetown University Law School and made presentations and conducted mock trials at ABA seminars and meetings. Based on its own surveys, the publication Super Lawyers listed Mr. Isaacson as a D.C. Super Lawyer for 2008.

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1986; Order of the Coif; Margaret G. Hyde Award
University of Redlands, B.A., Political Science & English, 1982; National Debate Tournament Finalist (1982)

About Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, founded in 1997, has become one of the nation’s premier law firms. It has approximately 240 lawyers in offices located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. Best known for landmark cases such as United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore, and In re Vitamins, the firm represents some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world in their most important matters. The firm has been described by The Wall Street Journal as a “national litigation powerhouse” and by the National Law Journal as “unafraid to venture into controversial” and “high risk” matters.

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