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Scott Bayless, Partner, National Office Independence Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on Understanding Rule 3526 on 11/20/2008

New York, NY, October 15, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Scott Bayless, Partner, National Office Independence Group of Deloitte & Touche LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “Understanding Rule 3526”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on Thursday, November 20, 2008, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

The PCAOB has adopted Rule 3526. This new regulation will govern the relationship between audit committees and their independence. Specifically, registered firms will have to describe in detail the nature of their relationship with the company and any potential conflicts which would affect the firm's independence. Companies that provide auditing services should have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of this new guidance.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to help understand the impact of the new guidelines on the auditing/accounting firms and companies that are most affected by them. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webinar.

About Scott Bayless

Scott Bayless is a former Associate Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and currently a partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

About Deloitte & Touche LLP

Deloitte & Touche (also referred to as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and branded as Deloitte.) is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG. In addition to its accounting practice, Deloitte is one of the largest business advisory firms in the world, providing strategic and operational management consulting, tax advisory, and financial advisory services to many of the world's largest companies.

It was previously known as Deloitte & Touche, which was formed by the merger of Touche Ross and Deloitte Haskins & Sells (outside of the UK) in 1990. The rebranding as simply Deloitte with a round green dot following the name was commissioned by John Connolly, the Senior Partner and Chief Executive of the UK firm, who challenged Enterprise IG in 2003 to develop a brand image that represented the new position of the organization in the marketplace; encompassing the "complete firm", offering accounting and consulting services whilst rival firms had divested their consulting operations.

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About The Knowledge Congress

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