Did the dog eat your homework? - How to be – and stay – successful in the U.S. market

25.10.2017 | 08:00
- 09:30
Atlanta, GA

Join us for a Business Breakfast with Factwell, LLC!

A German-owned company in the U.S. finds out from the newspapers that their contract partner had been involved in a criminal case and had to pay punitive and compensatory damages of several million dollars. One of three counts in Volkswagen’s $4.3 billion guilty-plea was for the crime of obstruction of justice - arising from document destruction based on the advice of internal legal counsel. German companies often limit their due diligence efforts to M&A transactions, and cry out “data privacy!” when requested to produce comprehensive data and documentation before court. However, in the U.S., a comprehensive and constant collection of information in every phase of every business activity in the market is not only legal, but an indispensable and essential part of the responsibility of CEOs, managers, or executives of any active enterprise in this market. If the rules of data transfer and information exchange are being ignored, or if the value of intelligence regarding customers, contract partners, and other third parties is being underestimated, companies may suffer not only severe financial losses, but also reputational damage.


In this seminar, we will

  • Explain which information you need why and when
  • Provide best practices how to avoid the risk of costly rule violations.

Topics we will cover:

  • The Power Of Information:
  1. E-Discovery, Big Data and German privacy rules
  2. Due Diligence XXL: Do you really know your business partner?
  3. Industrial espionage – Is the danger real?
  • Compliance and White Collar Crime
  • U.S. litigation tips and traps


About the Speakers:

Daniela Britton

Principal of Factwell, LLC, a company offering customized intelligence solutions, crisis management, and risk mitigation, is a German attorney, lawyer-linguist and research professional. Daniela has worked for law firms in Germany and the U.S. for many years, specifically, in the areas of international contract and corporate law, immigration law, and litigation. She is proficient in English and French and has working knowledge in several other languages.


Ernest H. "Skip" Kohlmyer, III

Currently manages the Atlanta office of the Orlando-based law firm of Urban, Thier & Federer, P.A. As of October 2, 2017, he will become an equity partner in the Orlando law firm of Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A. He specializes in international commercial litigation cases, including business litigation, commercial arbitration, and public entity defense litigation. Skip is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and speaks regularly at industry and CLE conferences. He joined the team of Factwell, LLC in May 2017.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am

GACC South
1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318

Free for member of the GACC South;
$25 for non-members

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Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.