Ashley L. F. Edwards, II, Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Consumer Products Safety Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ashley L. F. Edwards, II, Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Consumer Products Safety Due Diligence in M&A: Practical Tips and Strategies Explored!”. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET. End Quote
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    About Ashley L. F. Edwards
    Named an IFLR1000 Rising Star 2018 for M&A law in Missouri, Ashley Edwards has completed more than $60 billion in M&A transactions. An attorney in Husch Blackwell’s St. Louis office, she provides clients with strategic solutions from both a legal and business perspective. Ashley represents private equity firms, strategic buyers and sellers in corporate transactions and provides day-to-day guidance on commercial contracting, securities regulation, corporate finance and other general matters to clients in the manufacturing, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals industries.

    Ashley is a former small business owner passionate about helping individual entrepreneurs and growth-stage private companies grow their businesses. Closely involved with the St. Louis Cortex community, she assists with legal matters ranging from corporate structuring to exit strategy. Ashley also dedicates time as a board member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

    About Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused law firm with offices in 18 cities across the United States. The firm represents clients around the world in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services and capital markets; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. For more information, visit

    Event Synopsis:
    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the consumer products space have considerably increased in recent years. Prime motives for this upward trend include geographical expansion, product innovation, and shareholder value improvement. Although M&A offers consumer product companies an efficient path towards business growth, the risk of acquiring product liability remains. Effective performance of products safety due diligence can significantly help in mitigating safety risks.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help consumer products companies and their counsel understand the important aspects of Consumer Products Safety Due Diligence. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent M&A trends in the aforementioned industry. Speakers will also offer best practices in performing products safety due diligence, thus, minimizing liability risks.

    Key topics include:

     M&As in the Consumer Products Industry: Recent Statistics
     U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Enforcement Trends
     Products Safety Due Diligence in M&A
     Strategies in Mitigating Product Liability Risks and Pitfalls
     Best Practices

    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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