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    • Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Jim Smith, Jeff Litvak, Jeremy McGannon Recorded: Nov 7 2014 6:00 pm UTC 103 mins
    • The economy is progressively improving and M&A activity is beginning to show signs of improvement. The courts have focused on numerous challenges for valuation experts in M&A transactions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?

      The session will provide insight into emerging trends in mergers and acquisitions following the economic downturn as well as observations and insights into the types of disputes that have emerged in this economy. In this context, the session will provide background on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during negotiations, drafting of the transactional documents, closing and beyond and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments

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    • Recent Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Recent Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Daniel Delaney, Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells Recorded: Feb 27 2013 6:00 pm UTC 98 mins
    • The recent downturn in the economy has been a factor in recent disputes arising from business acquisitions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?

      The session will provide insight into recent trends in mergers and acquisitions following the economic downturn as well as observations and insights into the types of disputes that have emerged in this economy. In this context, the session will provide background on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during negotiations, drafting of the transactional documents, closing and beyond and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments.

      Please join our panelists Daniel Delaney, Partner in Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP’s Commercial Litigation Group; and Jeff Litvak, Senior Managing Director, and Nicole Wells, Managing Director in FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Practice as they address these issues as well as your questions.

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    • Working Capital Disputes: The Role of the Neutral Arbitrator
      Working Capital Disputes: The Role of the Neutral Arbitrator Basil Imburgia, Jeff Litvak Recorded: May 6 2015 5:00 pm UTC 89 mins
    • With global M&A activity on the rise, companies should prepare themselves for potential post-acquisition disputes prior to buying or selling a business. Often times, the contract between the parties will address the process to be followed in the event of any purchase price disputes and will reference the use of a neutral arbitrator.

      This presentation will address the important role of a neutral arbitrator in purchase price disputes, including how that role is created, defined and executed, from the initial negotiation of the purchase price agreement to the final opinion given to the parties by the neutral arbitrator. The presentation will also briefly highlight the most common types of working capital account and other post-closing adjustment disputes that a neutral arbitrator typically adjudicates, as well as controversies regarding GAAP, consistency, and whether alternatives to GAAP apply.

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    • Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Emerging Trends in Merger & Acquisition Disputes Jeff Litvak, Ken Mathieu, David Kotler Recorded: Oct 6 2011 5:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    • The economic climate of the past several years has triggered a surge in disputes arising from business acquisitions – particularly claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, an important question is whether a party will be entitled to recover damages and, if so, the manner in which such damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, companies and practitioners alike should consider means of preventing or mitigating the impact of post-closing disputes in the future.

      The panelists for this webcast from FTI Consulting, Inc. and Dechert LLP will canvas the current state of merger and acquisition litigation and damages theories, with a specific focus on post-closing risk management.

      The topics that will be covered include:
      --Caselaw developments regarding valuation methods, price-related disputes and working capital adjustments;
      --Damages theories;
      --Common approaches to deal valuation; and
      --Ways to minimize post acquisition disputes.

      The webcast will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the hosts.

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    • Recent Trends in Shareholder Disputes in Delaware
      Recent Trends in Shareholder Disputes in Delaware David Margules, Jeff Litvak, Brent Miller Recorded: Nov 5 2014 6:00 pm UTC 94 mins
    • The Delaware Chancery Court is one of the most significant venues for major shareholder litigation cases, and the Court’s decisions in those matters help shape the legal and valuation landscape for those cases. In the past few years, a number of cases have provided valuable insights into the court’s views on legal and valuation issues that arise in many shareholder disputes. Staying informed of such recent case developments is essential to the success of practitioners handling these types of cases.

      In this webcast, a panel of shareholder dispute experts will discuss City of Providence v. First citizens Bancshares, Inc. (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014); Huff Fund Investment Partnership v. CKx, Inc. (Del. Ch. Nov. 1, 2013), In re Rural Metro Corp. Shareholders Litigation (Del. Ch. Oct. 10, 2014), In re Nine Systems Corp. Shareholders Litigation (Del. Ch. Sept. 4, 2014), and other recent Delaware Chancery Court cases and their impacts on shareholder litigation. The panelists will discuss the impact these cases have on the role of financial advisors, the mechanics of stockholder disputes, the relevance of market-based evidence and other issues. The panelists will also present a case study example of a valuation in a shareholder dispute.

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    • Working Capital Disputes: The Role of the Neutral Arbitrator
      Working Capital Disputes: The Role of the Neutral Arbitrator Jeff Soble, Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells Recorded: Jun 8 2011 5:30 pm UTC 93 mins
    • With global M&A activity on the rise, companies should prepare themselves for potential post-acquisition disputes prior to buying or selling a business. Often times, the contract between the parties will address the process to be followed in the event of any purchase price disputes and will reference the use of a neutral arbitrator. This presentation will address the important role of a neutral arbitrator in purchase price disputes, including how that role is created, defined and executed, from the initial negotiation of the purchase price agreement to the final opinion given to the parties by the neutral arbitrator. The presentation will also briefly highlight the most common types of working capital account and other post-closing adjustment disputes that a neutral arbitrator typically adjudicates.

      Please join our distinguished panelists Jeff Soble, Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, and Jeff Litvak, Senior Managing Director, and Nicole Wells, Senior Director in FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Practice as they address these issues as well as your questions.

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    • Insights on Earnouts and Related Post-Acquisition Disputes
      Insights on Earnouts and Related Post-Acquisition Disputes Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells, Alan J. Stone Recorded: Apr 26 2011 5:00 pm UTC 95 mins
    • This webcast will introduce participants to the basics of the earnout as an element of the purchase price in M&A transactions and the common disputes that arise from earnout provisions. The panel will discuss the common traits to earnouts, their appeal in the marketplace, earnout performance measurement, earnout payment calculation mechanics, disputes regarding the post-closing operation and accounting of the target business, and more. The program is geared to lawyers involved in mergers and acquisitions.

      Please join panelists Jeff Litvak and Nicole Wells, both of FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice, and Alan J. Stone of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP as they address these issues and your questions in this free webcast.

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    • Successful early resolution strategies for IP disputes
      Successful early resolution strategies for IP disputes Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy; Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Vaishali Udupa, HP Recorded: Sep 10 2014 3:00 pm UTC 77 mins
    • Managing IP, in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing on strategies for early resolution of IP disputes.

      As litigation becomes increasingly expensive and prolonged, early resolution strategies are more and more attractive to IP managers. IP has never been more valuable to an organization, but without the correct enforcement and resolution strategies, IP disputes can become a heavy burden on your budget. Thus, having a range of successful early resolution strategies at your disposal will enable you to save money and find mutually beneficial solutions for IP owners and accused infringers.

      Speakers include:
      •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      •Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
      •Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
      • Vaishali Udupa, IP litigation manager, Hewlett-Packard
      The webinar will focus on successful early resolution strategies, covering:
      •The importance of preparation
      •How to select an appropriate forum
      •Assessment of litigation costs and potential exposure
      •Identifying potential counterclaims
      •How to conduct early discovery and avoid delays
      •Ways to file an early motion for summary judgment
      •The utility of settlements
      •Properly-timed PTO and ADR Proceedings
      •How a redesign might solve your problems

      With litigation becoming increasingly expensive and prolonged, having a well-functioning early resolution strategy is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for IP managers who are facing the problem of having to deliver ever greater levels of IP protection or defense, all while managing resources under considerable time constraints. The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.

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    • Regulatory disputes in the wake of Lehman
      Regulatory disputes in the wake of Lehman Singapore Exchange, GE Capital, Herbert Smith, Asialaw Recorded: Jul 21 2009 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    • Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulatory disputes are on the rise. We examine the architecture of regulatory systems across the region and assess what investors can reasonably expect from them.

      Topics will include:

      - How the Lehman mini-bond saga has changed the landscape for regulatory disputes?
      - How regulators across the region have dealt with issues arising from the financial crisis
      - Strategies for liaising with regulators: softly or stonewall?

      Speakers will include:

      - Stephen Mulrenan, managing editor, Asialaw
      - Joyce Fong, general counsel and company secretary, SGX
      - Sow Wei Wong, chief compliance officer, SE Asia, GE Capital
      - Mark Johnson, head of Asia dispute resolution, Herbert Smith

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    • Dispute resolution in the financial crisis
      Dispute resolution in the financial crisis HKIAC, GE, Jones Day, Asialaw Recorded: Jun 3 2009 2:30 am UTC 54 mins
    • Disputes are increasing across Asia. We examine where best to settle them, debate the merits of courts or arbitration, and weigh up the relative merits of Hong Kong, China, Singapore and the ICC.

      Topics will include:

      - Which is better--arbitration inside China or outside?
      - CIETAC or local arbitration commissions?
      - If outside China, what are my options and what are the pro's and con's?
      - Can arbitral awards really be enforced?


      Speakers will include:

      Thomas Young, Asialaw
      Michael Moser, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
      Stephen Maloy, GE
      Cao Lijun, Jones Day

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    • Causes and Economic Consequences of Merger & Acquisition Disputes
      Causes and Economic Consequences of Merger & Acquisition Disputes Michael Conway, Jacob Smith, Jeff Litvak, Nicole Wells Recorded: Jan 12 2010 7:00 pm UTC 112 mins
    • The downturn in the economy has been a factor in recent disputes arising from business acquisitions. Some involve a failure to close a transaction, but many are over claims of fraud, misrepresentation or breach of warranties or covenants after a transaction has closed. In these types of disputes, the most important question is whether a party will be entitled to seek damages and, if so, the manner in which the damages are to be measured. After the dust settles, however, other questions arise, including: how did we get here and how can we prevent this in the future?
      The session will provide a case study on the legal and transactional issues that must be considered during the course of an M&A transaction and an overview of the various legal, accounting, and valuation aspects of disputes over misrepresentations, breaches, earnouts and post-closing adjustments.

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    • Stop Problems Bouncing Between Support Teams
      Stop Problems Bouncing Between Support Teams Paul Offord Recorded: Apr 19 2017 2:00 pm UTC 27 mins
    • The demand for increasingly sophisticated IT applications is leading to complex systems that are interconnected with other complex systems. This in turn is driving an increase in the number of difficult performance and stability problems.
      The cause of such problems is often hard to determine, which makes it difficult to allocate the problem to the correct technology team. Consequently, the problem bounces from team to team, as each in turn ‘proves’ that their technology is not at fault.
      More often than not, some of the technical support teams involved are from service providers, and so rather than a problem just bouncing between internal teams, it bounces between commercial organisations. This can result in disputes with circular behaviour driven by the need to avoid reputational and commercial damage.
      Unfortunately, problem management doesn’t provide the solution. Whilst problem managers may coordinate the troubleshooting activity of multiple technical support teams, these teams operate in silos. This paper explains why a siloed approach is ineffective when investigating difficult performance and stability problems.
      Some organisations are aware of these potential issues and are tackling them by creating service-orientated Cross-technology Troubleshooting Teams (CTT).
      In this webinar, we outline the need for a CTT, the benefits it delivers, its structure and strategies to optimise its effectiveness.

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    • GDPR vs Trump vs Brexit vs Privacy Shield – how can you protect your data?
      GDPR vs Trump vs Brexit vs Privacy Shield – how can you protect your data? FRA’s co-founders; Toby Duthie, Frances McLeod and Greg Mason Upcoming: Jun 7 2017 2:30 pm UTC 75 mins
    • With Safe Harbor being invalidated and EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield yet to be tested, UK data privacy post Brexit an unknown, the General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect throughout the EU next year, and the Trump administration potentially poised to ride roughshod over EU surveillance concerns– the uncertainty surrounding the current regulatory environment will inevitably add complexity to the issue of data transfers, especially in the context of international investigations and disputes – and, by extension eDiscovery.

      As regulatory investigations and related processes frequently span several years, strategic decisions made today around data transfers will have important ramifications down the line.

      Do you know where your/your client’s data currently is hosted and if it is being held in accordance with the various and, at times, conflicting data privacy laws? If the answer is 'no', significant reputation and even financial implications could ensue.

      This GIR Live webinar will break down the current data protection laws and set out some considerations and practical guidelines to minimize risk exposure for companies and professional services firms dealing with cross-border investigations and litigation.

      In the GIR Live style, the webinar will aim to be highly conversational and will include time for a question and answer session with the presenters.

      Issues to be addressed include:

      • Data privacy and adequate protection
      • What you can do now to remain compliant
      • How to manage conflicts of law in a global investigation with practical tips from real life case studies

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    • EMV Monitoring and Analytics Webinar: Freeze Fraud and Keep Transactions Moving
      EMV Monitoring and Analytics Webinar: Freeze Fraud and Keep Transactions Moving Marc Borbas - VP of Product Marketing, INETCO Recorded: Nov 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 48 mins
    • EMV is here, and we want your POS and ATM channels to be ready! During this webinar, learn how ongoing performance management and card analysis across all payments channels is helping financial organizations dispute EMV liability shift chargebacks, and answer questions related to:

      - When are EMV transactions failing?
      - Why are EMV transactions falling back to magstripe?
      - Where are interoperability issues occurring on the transaction path
      - What is the breakdown of my swipe, dip and chip transactions?
      - Are EMV fallbacks due to fraud or caused by issues related to the card, payments switching application or terminal?
      - When are EMV chip transactions taking too long?
      - Why did response times change? Are transactions performing differently from store to store?

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