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Carol M. McGee, Partner, Co-Leader, Securities Practice, Alston & Bird to Speak at KC’s Event Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements on 11/9/09

New York, NY, September 24, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that Carol M. McGee, Partner, Co-Leader, Securities Practice, Alston & Bird (Former Deputy Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements (FIRE)”. This event is scheduled for November 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

The SEC, seeking to respond to information technology advances and increased globalization securities markets, has amended certain requirements relating to foreign private issuers as part of its initiative to improve and modernize existing reporting and disclosure requirements. Under the new disclosure requirements, foreign private issuers may test their eligibility once every year, must disclose information about changes in their certifying accountant and about certain fees and payments. They are also are required to disclose information with respect to significant changes in their corporate governance practices compared to those applicable to US domestic companies under appropriate exchange's listing standards. Additionally, there are also existing deadlines that must be observed as well as incentives for companies who engage in proactive compliance.

Learn about these filing deadlines for annual reports on various forms in the US and the incentives for cooperating companies. Understanding New Foreign Private Issuers Disclosure Requirements Live Webcast will help you learn adjust to these changes as well as knowing how to test the eligibility of a foreign private issuer. This is a must attend event for the FPI community.

About Carol M. McGee

Carol McGee is co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Securities practice. From 2004 to 2008 she was deputy chief counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During her nearly 10 years at the SEC, she held numerous other positions in the Division, including the special counsel of the Office of Healthcare and Insurance. While with the SEC, Carol oversaw the administration and interpretation of the rules and regulations under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, including resolving legal issues in connection with securities offerings and periodic reports, along with providing interpretive guidance on all aspects of these Acts.

Carol holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia. In addition, she earned an M.Phil from the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wellesley College.

About Alston & Bird LLP

Alston & Bird has more than 900 attorneys providing a full range of services to domestic and international clients who conduct business all over the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context to regional, then national, and now a global economic environment, Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.

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