New York, NY, August 14, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ralph H. Palumbo, CRCM, Founding Member Summit Law Group, PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs – Increased Fines or Incentives? The Battle for Compliance Explored in 2015.” This event is scheduled for October 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).
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About Ralph H. Palumbo
A founding member of Summit Law Group, Ralph’s practice includes a unique depth of experience in complex commercial litigation, environmental matters, and corporate and business law. He has tried cases in state and federal courts involving a broad spectrum of complex issues, including: antitrust and trade regulation; patent law and licensing; environmental law (hazardous and toxic substances, clean air, clean water, and natural resource damages); product liability, commercial and contract disputes; trade secrets/noncompetition; products liability (biologics, toxic torts, explosions, and product defects); class-action litigation; state and federal securities regulation and shareholder rights; breaches of contract; insurance coverage and bad faith; fraud, misrepresentation and customer protection act violations; employment agreements, noncompetition, non-solicitation and intellectual property agreements; violations of fiduciary duties; and real property taxation.
Ralph’s class action experience includes serving as lead counsel for the largest seafood processor defendant in a $1.2 billion antitrust class action (Alakayak v. All Alaskan Seafoods). He successfully obtained a unanimous jury verdict for defendants after a four-month trial. Ralph has also handled significant antitrust litigation, including multidistrict and class-action litigation in the high technology, brewing, meat packing, agricultural, and forest products industries.
About Summit Law Group, PLLC
In 1997, Summit Law Group revolutionized the traditional law firm model by championing a structure and approach to focus on what matters most: its customers. Its mission is to think creatively and proactively in formulating the most effective and efficient solutions to its customers’ legal needs. Summit has only seasoned professionals practicing in Corporate, Environmental, Labor & Employment, and Litigation, each of whom is accountable directly to the customer. It removed all the excess baggage that is unnecessary to providing quality work – no lavish offices, no expensive art, no training of junior associates on its customer’s dime. Summit is so confident with the services it provides that it lets the customers decide how Summit should be compensated through its innovative fee arrangements and a Value Adjustment Line on every invoice – customers can adjust Summit’s fees based on what they believe Summit’s services are worth. The view is different from the Summit.
An effective antitrust compliance program is essential to minimize criminal antitrust conduct and to help companies comply with the law. Traditionally, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division has avoided providing specific guidelines for Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs. Instead, it has provided generalized standards and encouraged companies to create their own antitrust compliance program that is most suited to the company’s business and its markets.
Increasingly, the Division seeks to promote competition by enforcing a new guideline on antitrust. The Amnesty Plus program, part of the US Corporate Leniency Policy, provides companies with incentives to institute and maintain effective antitrust compliance programs and to undertake comprehensive internal investigations to dissuade anticompetitive violations. Today, it is one of the most useful means to start cartel antitrust investigations. Amnesty Plus encourages firms, convicted in one market, to report their collusion in other markets.
In this CLE course, seasoned speakers assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss developing and maintaining effective Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs and the imposition of Increased Fines or Incentives. The panel of speakers also will provide compliance professionals with an overview of the opposing antitrust guidelines of Increasing Criminal Antitrust Fines and Corporate Compliance Incentives.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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