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John Fodera, Partner, Eisner’s Internal Audit & Risk Management Services (IARMS) to Speak at KC’s Event on SOX Update: New Guidelines on 03/04/08


The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that John Fodera, Partner of Eisner’s Internal Audit and Risk Management Services (IARMS) Group will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “SOX Update - Internal Control Over Financial Reporting: New Guidelines.” This 2-hour event is scheduled for March 4, 2008, Tuesday, from 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 John Fodera, Partner of Eisner’s Internal Audit and Risk Management Services (IARMS) Group will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “SOX Update - Internal Control Over Financial Reporting: New Guidelines ”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for March 4, 2008, Tuesday, from 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_2007_SOX.html)

Sarbanes-Oxley continues to be an item of interest on the radar of most corporate accountants and finance directors. The Knowledge Congress has scheduled an update for September of 2007 to its successful June SOX event. On the agenda, will be up-to-the-minute changes and real-world examples of the ups and downs of SOX implementation particularly as it pertains to smaller publicly traded firms. Includes discussion of Sections 302 and 404 and "significant deficiency".

The Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts and industry key thought leaders 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 Mr. John Fodera

John Fodera, CPA, is a partner in Eisner’s Internal Audit and Risk Management Services (IARMS) group, focusing on delivering SOX 404 consulting and audit services. John has more than 20 years of audit, accounting, and business management experience, including extensive experience with strategic planning, budgeting, and process reengineering.

John has established himself as a thought leader, both within the firm and in the consulting marketplace, by creating and teaching courses on SOX 404 to help guide staff and clients. He is a frequent speaker to professional audiences on “hot button” IARMS issues, most frequently on new guidance from the SEC and PCAOB on SOX 404, and has often been quoted in financial publications as an industry expert. He has been interviewed by journalists from MarketWatch, Dow Jones, FinancialWeek, Reuters, and Bloomberg.

Prior to joining Eisner, John spent several years as a corporate controller at a public investment management company. He currently serves as a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants SEC Committee, the Long Island Capital Alliance (an organization which works to promote business growth in Long Island), and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

About Eisner LLP

At Eisner LLP, their professionals are focused on working together to accomplish more, building upon a collaboration of their expertise and experience to better meet the needs of our clients and our community. Their goal is to help our clients navigate successfully through the opportunities and challenges they face as they seek to compete more effectively, to enhance products and services, to improve systems and procedures — and most important, to achieve significant and sustained growth.

As accountants and auditors, they think of their role as a unique blend of expert guide and business advisor. Where PCAOB and SEC regulations allow, They create personalized approaches that are based on each client's goals and core business dynamics. They assemble the pieces of a client's financial puzzle, and craft meticulous plans for managing growth and supporting capital needs. They bolster leadership strategies with appropriate technology recommendations. They help define corporate culture and teach how to use the power of people to create a competitive advantage.

Eisner is ranked as one of the premier certified public accounting and advisory firms in the country — and is also respected as a leading regional firm in the Northeast. Their organic growth is fueled by our desire to develop and attract innovative thought leaders in the profession, while serving the markets in and around the New York metropolitan area. We have been serving the diverse business needs of clients for more than 40 years.

Eisner is an independent member of Baker Tilly International.

For more information about Mr. John Fodera and Eisner LLP, please visit: http://www.eisnerllp.com

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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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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