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Porter Wright’s Thomas O. Gorman to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Understanding New Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations ("C&DIs")

New York, NY, June 19, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Thomas O. Gorman, Chair- Securities Litigation practice group, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Understanding New Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations ("C&DIs")”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on August 11, 2009, Tuesday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

The SEC’s Office of Corporation Finance issues interpretations of SEC disclosure requirements in guidance documents known as Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs). Although these staff-written interpretations, written in response to requests dealing with specific circumstances, are non-binding and informal in nature, they are closely watched as general guidance on how the SEC staff is currently interpreting U.S. securities laws. The SEC staff currently is updating and reformatting its interpretive positions, and accounting and finance staff, consultants, and corporate lawyers need to understand how to find and use the newly formatted information.

A panel of government officials and corporate disclosure experts will discuss the latest C&DI guidance and the new format in a Live two-hour Webcast presented by the Knowledge Congress.

About Thomas O. Gorman

Mr. Gorman is the Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation practice group, Co-chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Securities Section, former partner-in-charge of the Washington, D.C. office (2000-2007), and a former member of the staff of Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division and Office of the General Counsel. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles regarding securities litigation topics and publishes a blog, which comments on trends and current events in SEC and DOJ securities enforcement investigations and actions, In 2007, he was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in the area of securities litigation. Washington Business Journal previously recognized him as one of the five top lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Gorman's practice includes a wide range of civil and criminal securities and business litigation matters as well as conducting internal corporate investigations. He has defended public companies and individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations involving securities issues, which include financial fraud, insider trading, corporate governance matters, accounting and auditing issues, and similar matters. Mr. Gorman has also defended securities class action and derivative suits and led teams conducting internal investigations focused on financial fraud and other securities law issues.

Before joining the staff of the SEC, Mr. Gorman also served for two years on the staff of the Public Defender's Office in Cleveland, Ohio and as an adjunct professor of law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.

About Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur’s lawyers in six offices located in Ohio, Florida and Washington, D.C., seamlessly bring together the knowledge, skills and experience to represent their worldwide clients effectively and efficiently in even the most complex legal problems and business opportunities.

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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