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David B. Hardison, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP to Speak at KC’s Financial Reporting and SEC Enforcement Update for 2013 Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 20, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David B. Hardison, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Financial Reporting in 2013.” This event is scheduled for February 26, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About David B. Hardison

David B. Hardison is co-head of Fried Frank's Professional Services Defense and Counseling practice area. He concentrates his practice in securities enforcement, regulation and litigation. He counsels public companies and their officers and directors on their regulatory and disclosure obligations and represents clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He has particular experience in cases involving complex accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues. Mr. Hardison has also advised each of the "Big Four" accounting firms and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on issues relating to scope of services and auditor independence, and has represented both accounting firms and individual audit partners in connection with SEC, PCAOB and other regulatory inquiries. Mr. Hardison has authored numerous articles on current issues arising under the federal securities and banking laws and is a frequent speaker on securities and accountancy law.

About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP ( is a leading international law firm. From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried Frank attorneys advise their clients with regard to their most critical legal and business needs. Firm attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of enforcement matters, government investigations and internal investigations. Fried Frank regularly defends corporations and individuals under criminal and regulatory investigation, including investigations by the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, federal agency inspectors general and debarment officials, self-regulatory organizations, and various state regulatory and law enforcement agencies. In many instances, these investigations involve serious allegations of misconduct with parallel criminal, civil and regulatory actions. Fried Frank also handles internal investigations for existing clients or for new clients seeking an independent perspective.

Event Synopsis:

In a two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and speaker experts assembled by The Knowledge Group, will discuss technical and policy presentations regarding the significant topics surrounding financial reporting for 2013. They will offer valuable information and insights regarding the most important issues in the mix including:

• IFRS and FASB Current projects
• SEC areas of interest including
- Loss contingencies
- Impairment
- Liquidity
- Segments
- Others
• SEC areas of interest as seen through Enforcement cases
- Revenue recognition
- Loss avoidance
- International/cross-border fraud
- Internal accounting controls
- Audit committee oversight
- Deceiving external auditors

This is a great way to get yourself up to speed regarding the most significant compliance related issues of 2013.

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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