Michael J. McConnell to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael J. McConnell will speak at its webcast entitled, “COVID-19 Implications to Securities Litigation and Regulation: What You Must Know and Do.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Michael J. McConnell
    Mike McConnell defends officers, directors, and corporations in high-stakes securities and fiduciary duty litigation. The matters litigated include securities fraud class actions, SEC investigations and inquiries, derivative cases, proxy fraud litigation, and other matters that are often ancillary to shareholder litigation, including shareholder inspection actions, disputes under shareholder voting agreements, internal corporate investigations, and other special committee matters. Mike serves as the head of litigation for the Firm's Atlanta Office.

    Mike's recent representations include defending comScore, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors in securities litigation; defending Flowers Foods and certain of its officers and directors in securities litigation; defending Rayonier Inc. in securities litigation; defending Gray Television in litigation seeking to enjoin it from operating an Augusta television station or offering it in the National Incentive Spectrum Auction; defending WL Ross & Co. and certain current and former officers and directors of International Textile Group (ITG) in class and derivative shareholder litigation arising from the merger of ITG and Safety Components International; defending Attachmate Corporation in connection with shareholder litigation filed in Delaware and Massachusetts challenging its acquisition of Novell Corporation; defending former officers and directors of various banks that failed in the wake of the credit crisis; defending The Southern Company in securities litigation arising from the spin-off of Mirant Corporation; and defending SunOpta Inc. in securities litigation.

    Mike is a former member of the board of directors of the March of Dimes (Georgia Chapter; chairman, 2012), the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club (president, 2013-2014), and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2007.

    The number of securities lawsuits have proliferated across various industries since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. These filings arose from alleged concealed COVID-19 threats, misleading pandemic-related treatments and services, and inadequate disclosure of the pandemic's impact on financial operations and prospects.

    Because of the growing threat, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released new guidance on how public companies should respond to economic exigencies posed by the pandemic and urged high-quality disclosures about their operations, liquidity, and capital resources.

    In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will present a comprehensive discussion of the current and emerging trends and developments in securities litigation and regulation. Speakers will also discuss significant COVID-19 implications, critical issues, and offer best practices to manage risks amid the pandemic.

    Key topics include:
    • Securities Litigation and Regulation: Trends and Updates
    • Notable Cases
    • COVID-19 Implications
    • Critical Issues and Challenges
    • Best Compliance Strategies
    • Regulatory Outlook

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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