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Robert J. Lipstein, Partner in Charge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 Services, KPMG LLP to Speak at KCís Event on SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses on 10/30/09


New York, NY, September 24, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that Robert J. Lipstein, Partner in Charge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 Services of KPMG LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses: Final Implementation”. This event is scheduled for October 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2009_SOX.html)

Event Synopsis:

After many delays, all publicly traded companies, including those considered “small businesses” by the SEC, must now be in full compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404B. This live webcast will focus on issues (pre and post implementation) that small companies are facing while making SOX a reality at their firms. A panel of key thought leaders, regulators and experts will provide definitive analysis and end-to-end discussion on SOX for small business.

SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses: Final Implementation Live Webcast is a must-attend event for smaller publicly-traded companies and accountants, attorneys and consultants representing these firms. This Live Webcast will explore the latest intelligence on the most critical compliance rules for small companies, with a special discussion on avoiding the most critical pitfalls.

About Robert J. Lipstein

Bob, a senior partner with KPMG, has over 32 years of diverse experience serving both public and private clients, primarily in the financial services sector. He spent over 28 years as an audit partner, including 5 years as a SEC reviewing partner. Over the past four years, he has been a partner in the Firm’s Advisory line of business focusing on matters related to risk identification and control mitigation. He is the Firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Leader and a past member of the Firm’s Partnership Council. He has participated as well in the Firm's Operating Committee, Audit and Advisory National Leadership Teams, the Assurance Strategy Council, the Mid-Atlantic area leadership team and the Firm's financial services leadership team. He was a participant of the Firm’s Leadership 2000 program and the former partner in charge of the Mid-Atlantic Financial Services Practice.

Bob is a graduate from the University of Delaware and a past recipient of the University’s Alumni of the Year Award. He is also a past participant in the University of Pennsylvania's - Wharton Program- Directors Institute.

He is a member of the AICPA and PICPA. He has or currently serves on the board of directors of the following community organizations; Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Voyage House (center for homeless and runaway youth), Federation of Jewish Agencies, Junior Achievement, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the National Museum of American Jewish History.

About KPMG LLP

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 148 countries and have more than 113,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. Its purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people, and the capital markets. KPMG's member firms aim to provide clients with a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary financial and accounting services, based on deep industry knowledge. KPMG plays an important role in the capital markets, and are highly active in supporting positive reform within its industry to strengthen credibility and confidence. They believe corporate social responsibility is at the heart of all great organizations, and are committed to making a real difference to the communities in which it operates.

For more information about Robert J. Lipstein and KPMG LLP, please visit the website at http://www.kpmg.com.

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: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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