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Jared L. Kopel, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to Speak at KC’s Detecting Financial Statement Fraud Live Webcast

New York, NY, November 11, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Jared L. Kopel, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Detecting Financial Statement Fraud Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on February 22, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. (For further details and to register, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

Fraud detection is becoming a fast-growing challenge in financial statement audits given the continuously changing environment of rising risks, regulatory activities and reforms, and compliance costs.

As much chaos can result in inefficient fraud detection strategies, the management team or internal audit function should be aware of the best practices and emerging issues relevant in today’s distinctive hurdles.

In this course, the Knowledge Groups teams up with a panel of key experts to help you navigate through pitfalls in a two-hour live webcast. The panel will discuss the following issues:

- What happens in Internal Audit?
- The changing patterns of financial statement fraud
- Best practices in detecting financial statement fraud
- IT’s role in fraud detection
- Continuous Monitoring (CM) and Continuous Auditing (CA)
- Application of risk assessment techniques
- What are the financial statement fraud risk factors?
- Spotting financial statement fraud schemes
- Insights and Regulatory Updates

About Jared L. Kopel

Jared Kopel is a litigation partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in securities litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defense work. He primarily focuses on defending shareholder class action lawsuits; litigating significant corporate transactions such as tender offers and mergers and acquisitions; conducting internal investigations; and counseling companies on securities regulation matters. His practice also includes drafting briefs; managing discovery; taking and defending depositions; representing clients in SEC testimony, preparing Wells Submissions on behalf of clients for submission to the SEC; oral argument before trial and appellate courts; appearing at fact-finding conferences and mediations; and sponsoring public seminars on SEC-related developments for Silicon Valley executives.

Jared has been involved in the defense of approximately 50 shareholder lawsuits and has represented clients in more than 100 SEC and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) investigations, including investigations involving possible insider trading, financial statement fraud, and disclosure issues. He began his legal career in the enforcement division of the SEC in Washington, D.C., where he worked six years as a staff attorney and branch chief.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. is a leading provider of legal services to technology, life sciences and growth business enterprises at all stages of their development, from the start-up phase to global multibillion global enterprises. Wilson Sonsini is one of the leaders in venture capital financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions in the technology and life science sectors. The firm also represents the venture capital funds, private equity firms and other financial institutions that fund these companies. Wilson Sonsini also has represented numerous companies on a wide array of legal matters, including defending shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits, and Government investigations, and advising on corporate governance issues.

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. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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