William Michael, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) October 05, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series has announced today that William Michael, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled "Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and the U.S.: 2016 Perspective" This two-hour event is scheduled on October 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

    Event Summary:
    For the past years, loyalty discounts have been pervasive in many sectors. A loyalty rebate is "a price reduction given by a supplier in return for a customer committing to purchase a given percentage of its requirements from that supplier." Considering the anti- and pro-competitive aspects, loyalty discounts may significantly impact consumers and have lasting antitrust implications. Thus, rigid scrutiny of these rebates is necessary to effectively manage competition concerns and therefore, avoid possible pitfalls and risks.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamental as well as the complex aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in Europe and in the U.S. Speakers will also offer best practices in minimizing risks and maximizing loyalty discount benefits while ensuring compliance with antitrust laws.

    Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
    Loyalty Discounts in EU and U.S. - A Overview
    Loyalty Rebates and US Antitrust Law
    Analysis of Loyalty Discounts
    Possible Antitrust Implications
    Up-to-the-minute Regulatory Developments

    About William Michael
    Bill Michael is a partner in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss. Bill has extensive experience in antitrust litigation, including both civil and criminal government investigations, as well as other complex commercial litigation and appellate matters.

    Bill has significant experience representing companies in various antitrust litigations and investigations. He has represented clients in cases involving competitor allegations of monopolization, exclusive dealing, tying and bundled discounting, as well as in purchaser class actions and in bid-rigging investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Bill was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on civil merger and non-merger investigations in the telecommunications and media industries. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Bill received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

    About Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to our clients' most critical and complex legal and business challenges. We represent the largest publicly and privately held corporations and investors in the world as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance. Our firm is headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, D.C., Wilmington, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.

    We have long maintained a commitment to diversity and public service and our efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce have been recognized through rankings at the top of surveys addressing the hiring and retention of minority lawyers. Paul, Weiss is known for an unwavering dedication to representing those in need. From helping individuals facing injustice to championing a precedent-setting Supreme Court decision, our lawyers' pro bono work has contributed to significant outcomes that have improved the lives of many in our community and our nation.

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

    The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

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