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Seventh Annual Institute to prepare participants for the M&A resurgence

Seventh Annual Institute to prepare participants for the M&A resurgence

New Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice merger guidelines that outline how federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and acquisitions and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law will be among the topics explored at the Seventh Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions on October 7 and 8 at the New York City Bar.

Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, will provide a firsthand account on the Justice Department's latest activities during her luncheon keynote address on Thursday afternoon. Prior to her 2009 appointment as Assistant Attorney General, Varney was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, LLP, in Washington, DC, and served as a Federal Trade Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.

“The August 2010 revision of the DOJ and FTC 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines is one of the most significant recent developments in antitrust, and we are fortunate to have the head of the DOJ's Antitrust Division, Christine Varney, as our keynote speaker on Thursday afternoon," said Professor Samuel Thompson Jr., director of Penn State’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions and Penn State Law professor.

“This Institute brings together many of finest financial and legal experts in the world who will offer new perspectives and in-depth analyses on cutting-edge practices in mergers and acquisitions law,” said Thompson. In addition to leading mergers and acquisitions attorneys, other presenters will include senior officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission, investment bankers, and leading members of M&A media.

Participants will:

  • Gain domestic and international perspectives from M&A deal lawyers
  • Listen to two expert panels engage in mock negotiations in a public company acquisition and a private company acquisition
  • Get up-to-date information on SEC developments
  • Obtain an in-depth look at recent Delaware case law developments in M&A
  • Benefit from the outstanding resource materials prepared by our panelists

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions at Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law and the New York City Bar.

Co-chaired by Penn State Law Professor Samuel C. Thompson Jr., one of the nation's most prominent and highly regarded scholars of tax and mergers and acquisitions law, and H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, the program is approved for CLE credit in Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Illinois. To register for the Institute and view a complete schedule on the program and its presenters, visit online.


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