Allison Smith, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, LLC, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Allison Smith, Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “COVID-19 and Antitrust Risks: How Businesses Should Respond LIVE Webcast” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 22, 2020 - This event is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET).

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    About Allison Smith
    Allison B. Smith represents clients in a range of antitrust and competition matters, with a focus on litigation. She is a skilled litigator who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. Allison has worked on global cartel investigations, class actions, merger litigation, monopolization cases, and pharmaceutical antitrust lawsuits. With her experience in economic consulting, Allison works seamlessly economic experts to tackle the complex economic problems involved in antitrust matters.

    About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Wilson Sonsini is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them.

    We represent companies from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations at every stage of development. The firm's attorneys collaborate across a comprehensive range of practice areas and industry groups to help the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients address their most pressing challenges and pursue their most promising opportunities.

    The firm is nationally recognized for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Our services include corporate law and governance, antitrust counseling and litigation, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, and employee benefits and employment law, among other areas.

    Event Synopsis:
    The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly distressed the global market today. Companies suffer from interrupted supply chains and income losses as a result of paralyzed business operations. Practitioners think that this consequential business disruption may lead companies to collaborate with competitors in the hopes of keeping them afloat amidst the troubled economy. However, this move can also potentially violate the competition law.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released guidance on certain types of coordinated activities permissible by antitrust laws and warned businesses about price-fixing arrangements, market allocations, and other unlawful collaborations. The antitrust agencies have stressed that antitrust enforcement remains a priority. States are also closely monitoring companies’ pricing activities with particular focus on price gouging which involves illegally increasing prices beyond competitive levels during an emergency. Thus, businesses need to be abreast of any emerging regulatory development and must ensure efficient, flexible, and compliant business practices to be able to quickly adapt to regulatory changes and avoid legal liability.

    Join antitrust experts Jeffrey Klenk (Berkeley Research Group, LLC) and Allison Smith (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) as they provide an in-depth discussion of the evolving landscape of antitrust law amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will also present significant issues and challenges faced by businesses and offer best compliance practices to avoid pitfalls in this changing regulatory climate.

    This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:
    • Antitrust Developments Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
    • Covid-19 Implications on Competition Law
    • Recent Enforcement Actions
    • Critical Issues and Compliance Challenges
    • Best Compliance Practices
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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