What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

Anti-Trust Issues
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Dan Hall, GROWMARK
Objective: What you will learn:
• What are the antitrust statutes and rules governing business?
• What distinguishes a rule-of-reason standard from per se antitrust violations?
• What needs to be considered when conducting a joint venture's risk assessment?
• How can a joint venture's risk of antitrust violation(s) be mitigated?
• Is it safe today to enter into agreements that restrict resale prices?
• When are bundled prices, loyalty discounts and exclusive dealing acceptable and when are they likely to be problematic?
• And more.
Field of Study: Business Law
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Running afoul of antitrust rules can result in class actions and treble damage litigation as well as government enforcement and adverse publicity. Are you prepared to do business in a compliant manner that will avoid these problems for your company? Can you recognize the pitfalls and issues that should make you run, not walk, to the company attorney? You will after attending this program, with the purpose of developing an understanding of key Antitrust principles. Touching on the basic statutes in the U.S., we will discuss distribution, marketing, and government enforcement, as well as joint ventures and sharing information with business partners and competitors, this program will offer you practical advice on what works and what doesn’t.

Presenter Bio(s)
Daniel Hall is Deputy General Counsel for GROWMARK, Inc. He reports to the Vice President and General Counsel, Brent Bostrom.

Dan received his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University in 1981, and his law degree from the University of Illinois in 1984. He became Deputy General Counsel in 2006 after serving as Assistant General Counsel since 1999. Prior to GROWMARK, Hall worked for eleven years at the IAA Office of the General Counsel (1986-1997) and two years with the law firm Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen (1997-1999). Prior to joining the staff of the IAA, he practiced at a private law firm in Peoria, Illinois from 1984-1986. Dan was appointed Corporate Compliance Officer for GROWMARK, Inc., GROWMARK FS, LLC, and Seedway, LLC in 2003, and he held that position until December 2009.

Dan and his wife, Jani, their son, John, and daughter, Kaitlyn, live in Bloomington. Dan also has two adult daughters, Beth and Sarah, of Canton, Illinois, and another son, Marcel, of North Potomac, Maryland.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org