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Daniel L. Goelzer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP to Speak at KCís PCAOBs New World of Auditor Reporting Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 29, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Daniel L. Goelzer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “PCAOBs New World of Auditor Reporting Explored.” This event is scheduled for February 27, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Daniel L. Goelzer

Daniel L. Goelzer is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Baker & McKenzie. He practices securities and corporate law, specializing in public company governance and disclosure, financial reporting, and auditor oversight..

Mr. Goelzer was appointed as a founding member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in October 2002. He served on the PCAOB until 2012 and was Acting Chairman from August 2009 through January 2011.

From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Goelzer served as General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before his appointment as General Counsel, he held positions in the Office of the Chairman and the Office of the General Counsel.

From 1990 until joining the PCAOB, Mr. Goelzer was a partner in Baker & McKenzie. He rejoined the firm in December, 2012.

Mr. Goelzer holds BBA and JD degrees from the University of Wisconsin and an LLM from George Washington University.

About Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker & McKenzie's US securities practice is a market leader in advising issuers, underwriters and shareholders on a wide range of transactions and issues, including public and private offerings, spin-offs, exchange listings, cash and debt tender offers, proxy solicitations, disclosure and reporting requirements, and compliance with SEC regulations, stock exchange rules, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Firm also counsels public companies on compliance procedures and serves as special counsel to boards of directors, audit committees and special committees in management buyouts, hostile takeovers, going private transactions, derivative litigation and corporate governance matters. Baker & McKenzie's US securities lawyers are part of a team of more than 300 securities lawyers globally working collaboratively across 46 countries — enabling the Firm to quickly bring the right talent to every issue and provide sound advice to address a wide spectrum of corporate needs.

Event Synopsis:

Two proposals issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to expand the auditor’s report may significantly affect companies and their audit committees. The PCAOB’s transparency proposal would require disclosure of the audit engagement partner's name in the audit report and disclosure of other accounting firms and persons who participated in the audit. The reporting model proposal would require auditors to discuss in the audit report critical auditing matters (CAMs) that arose during the audit. CAMs disclosure could include information about the company’s financial reporting that the company itself has not made public. Implementing these proposals could have unintended consequences and would present difficult new challenges for both companies and their auditors.

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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