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?

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

Convenient.
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.

Easy.
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.

Affordable.
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

The Capper Volstead Act – A Primer and Update on Current Developments
Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM ET / 02:00 PM CT / 01:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Christopher Ondeck, Partner, Proskaur Rose, LLP.
Objective: This one hour session is designed around giving the attendees a better understanding of the Capper Volstead Act.
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Christopher Ondeck, Partner, Proskaur Rose, LLP will be leading this one hour session designed to give you a better understanding how most agricultural cooperatives depend on the anti-trust protections provided by the Capper Volstead Act, but do you really know what it says, and what it means for your cooperative.  This session will provide a history and overview of the Act, and how it is relevant to your cooperative today.  It will also provide you with an update on current developments in this area, including several class action law suits against cooperatives where plaintiff attorneys are challenging certain practices by the cooperatives and their members.  You will learn the “best practices” to help keep your cooperative safe from these types of cases.

Presenter Bio(s)
Chris Ondeck is a partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Antitrust Group. He focuses his practice on representing clients in civil and criminal antitrust litigation, defending mergers and acquisitions before the U.S. antitrust agencies, defending companies involved in government investigations, and providing antitrust counseling.
Chris has handled antitrust matters for clients in a number of industries, including advertising, aerospace, alcoholic beverages, appliances, building materials, defense, medical devices, metals, mining, natural resources, oil and gas, packaging, pharmaceuticals, software, and telecommunications. He also has developed substantial experience advising clients regarding the application of the antitrust laws to the pharmaceutical industry, the agriculture industry, trade associations, and the energy industry.
Chris has particular experience with the antitrust issues involved with agricultural cooperatives. For 18 years he has defended the use and application of the Capper-Volstead Act's antitrust exemption for agricultural cooperatives, their members, and their agents in court cases, arbitrations and government investigations, and he has published extensively on the topic. He currently represents clients in the nationwide antitrust class action litigations in the egg, potato, and mushroom industries. He also advises cooperatives on structuring and incorporation, governance, pooling issues, agency agreements, surcharges, labor issues, use of agents, and animal welfare practices
Chambers USA, which ranks Chris as a leading antitrust lawyer, called him a "rising star," noting that clients describe him as "our primary thought partner - he's very good at explaining the complex issues and making them easy to understand" and praise him for "his strong advocacy skills." He was also recognized by Law360 as one of the ten "rising stars" in antitrust law in 2010.
Chris is a frequent speaker on antitrust topics, and is the author of the Supply Control White Paper, published in 2009 by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Chris moderated the 2012 Capper-Volstead Conference, and serves by appointment as the vice-chair of the Capper-Volstead Sub-Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Chris was a former vice-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group and co-chair of its Trade Association Group.

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