McDonald Hopkins to host discussion on how antitrust laws affect all businesses

CLEVELAND, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, will be hosting a Business Hour regarding how antitrust laws do not only apply to large corporations, but to businesses of all sizes.

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The event, Everyday Antitrust Issues: Protecting Your Business From Criminal and Civil Liability, will feature Richard Blake as moderator with Jennifer Armstrong, Christopher Dean and Paul Flannery, a former assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, white collar crime unit, as panelists.

During the panel discussions, Blake, Armstrong, Dean and Flannery will provide important information and answers on a wide array of antitrust topics such as:

  • Antitrust basics, and some of the most common and easily avoidable ways that even the smallest companies can run afoul of the competition laws
  • Antitrust implications of participation in trade associations, and tips for conducting association business in compliance with the law
  • New Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission antitrust guidance for human resource professionals, including potential criminal risks for the unwary in hiring and compensation decisions

The Business Hour will be held on Nov. 2 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET at McDonald Hopkins' Cleveland office at 600 Superior Avenue East. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be live streamed as a webcast. Participants will be given an opportunity to have questions answered by the panel. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the event page for more information and to register.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.348.5733


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