What every Credit Professionals should know about the Anti-trust Laws
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What every Credit Professional should know about the Anti-trust Laws
Presented by:Wanda Borges, Esq.
Principal, Borges & Associates LLC.
Date:Tuesday,June 11, 2019
Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

About the Presentation:
Today’s credit executive has to be part mediator, part human resource administrator, part accountant, part sales, and part compliance officer.Whether extending credit from your desk or exchanging credit with your colleagues at a credit group meeting, the credit and financial executive must be cognizant of Antitrust Statutes and the effect adherence to or violation of can have on you and your company.The Antitrust Statutes haven’t changed in years.Yet, the meaning behind “Sherman Antitrust”, “Robinson-Patman” and “Clayton Act” remains foreign to many credit executives.
The concept that credit terms are equal to price is unfathomable to some credit grantors.And, the method by which most credit executives obtain and transmit credit information is changing on a daily basis. Your customers are changing.No longer does every customer consist of “brick and mortar”.Customers are demanding longer terms.Yet the Robinson-Patman Act encompasses price discrimination in the sales of physical goods of like grade or quality.
This program will cover the following topics:

● Understanding the Antitrust Statutes and Avoiding Antitrust Pitfalls

●Step by Step Guidelines to the “Meeting Competition” Defense”

●Credit Exchanges in a group setting or at your office that will protect your
company from antitrust violations
About the Presenter:
Wanda Borges, Esq. is the principal member of Borges & Associates, LLC, a law firm based in Syosset, New York.For more than thirty-nine years, Ms. Borges has concentrated her practice on commercial litigation and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy matters, representing corporate clients and creditors’ committees throughout the United States in Chapter 11 proceedings, out of court settlements, commercial transactions and preference litigation.She is a member and Past President of the Commercial Law League of America and has been an Attorney Member of its National Board of Governors, a Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section Executive Council, a past member of the executive council of its Eastern Region and is a Past Chair of its Creditors’ Rights Section Executive Council.She is the President of the Commercial Law League Fund for Public Education.She is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Ms. Borges serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Commercial Collectors, of which her firm is an associate member. She is an internationally recognized lecturer and author on various legal topics including Bankruptcy Issues such as 503(b)(9) claims and preferences, the Uniform Commercial Code, ECOA, FCRA, antitrust law, and current legal issues such as Credit Card Surcharge issues, Social Media, Cybersecurity and Ethics for the Trade Credit Grantor and current proposed legislation that may impact trade credit grantors.
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