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Karen Dietrich, Assistant Director of International Affairs, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to Speak at KC's Event on Foreign Private Issuers on 02/21/08


The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Karen Dietrich, Assistant Director of International Affairs of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Foreign Private Issuers”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for February 21, 2008, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.

New York, NY, January 13, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Karen Dietrich, Assistant Director of International Affairs of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Foreign Private Issuers”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for February 21, 2008, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_foreignprivateissuers.html)

In June of this year, the SEC implemented new rules that address the deregistration process for foreign private issuers. This rule should vastly simplify the process for companies that are contemplating listing securities on a U.S. stock exchange or raising funds through a U.S. registered offering. As with any sweeping change in regulation, there are number of options to consider in order to ensure that your company is best positioned to fully realize its benefits.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help make these policies clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which include “Best Practices” in a two-hour teleconference.

About Karen Dietrich

Karen Dietrich is an Assistant Director of International Affairs at the PCAOB. Her responsibilities include representing the Board in discussions with non-U.S. regulators, assisting in the development of the Board’s international policies and providing legal advice regarding the oversight of non-U.S. audit firms that operate in U.S. capital markets.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Ms. Dietrich practiced law with firms in Boston and Washington, D.C. She specialized in securities litigation, white collar criminal and civil enforcement matters, and complex commercial litigation. While in private practice, Ms. Dietrich worked on a number of cases involving allegations of accounting and auditor misconduct. Ms. Dietrich earned a B.A. with distinction and a J.D. with high honors, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was also a Morehead Scholar.

About Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

The PCAOB is a private-sector, nonprofit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.

For more information about Karen Dietrich and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), please visit: http://www.pcaobus.org/

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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