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The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that James J. Moloney, Partner and Co-Chair, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “Smaller Reporting Company Regulatory Relief and Simplification: Best Practices Explored”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on February 24, 2009, Tuesday at 12:00 NN – 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_SRC.html)

SEC recently finalized the amendment on the rules for Smaller Companies' reporting methods paving the way to a more simplified approach in complying with the new requirements. It also allows covered companies to choose between different disclosure categories. Moreover, a new definition of Smaller Reporting Company was issued; hence, expanded coverage is expected. This event will aim to further explain this amendment along with the issues surrounding its implementation. Small, as well as large scale companies are strongly encouraged to participate.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to help the public understand this new and improved regulation. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webinar.

About James J. Moloney

James J. Moloney is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm's Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group and is resident in the Orange County office of Gibson Dunn. He is also a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions Practice Group focusing primarily on securities, mergers and acquisitions, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, going-private transactions, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Moloney was with the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. for six years before joining Gibson Dunn in June 2000. He served his last three years at the Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Division of Corporation Finance. In addition to reviewing merger transactions, Mr. Moloney was the principal draftsman of Regulation M-A, a comprehensive set of rules relating to takeovers and shareholder communications, that was adopted by the Commission in October 1999.

Mr. Moloney advises a range of listed companies on reporting and other obligations under the securities laws, establishment of corporate compliance programs, and compliance with corporate governance standards under the securities laws and stock exchange rules. He has advised companies in connection with SEC and other U.S. regulatory investigations, and stock exchange proceedings, and works closely with partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group on securities-related lawsuits and investigations.

In the cross-border M&A arena, Mr. Moloney has been involved in cross-border tender offers, exchange offers and going private transactions. He has advised bidders as well as targets, and major shareholders of targets, on the registration, disclosure and reporting obligations under the securities laws arising from such transactions.

About Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has over 1,000 lawyers in 15 offices located in major cities throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County, San Francisco, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Munich, Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, Century City, Dallas and Denver. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients in a personal, responsive manner.

Gibson Dunn is a recognized leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures to multinational corporations in all major industries, including manufacturing, consumer services, hospitality and leisure, and technology, as well as commercial and investment banks, start-up ventures, emerging growth businesses, partnerships, government entities and individuals. We have an extensive practice representing corporations of all sizes in their transactional and general corporate matters.

For more information about James J. Moloney and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, please visit: www.gibsondunn.com

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.”

To contact or to register for an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.


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