Catherine Payne, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Catherine Payne, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird 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 Catherine Payne
    Catherine Payne is a senior associate with Alston & Bird’s Products Liability Group, where she focuses her practice on complex, multiparty litigation in areas such as mass torts, toxic torts, class actions, medical malpractice, and products liability. She also counsels clients on Consumer Product Safety Commission matters and related issues, including product warnings and product user manuals. Catherine is active in juvenile justice issues as secretary of the board of youthSpark, Inc.

    Before joining the firm, Catherine was a law clerk for Judge William T. Boyett, Chief Superior Court Judge for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit. Catherine received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she was a student editor for both the Mercer Law Review and the Journal of Southern Legal History.

    About Alston & Bird LLP
    Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm's attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.

    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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