Butzel Long and KPMG host Executive Briefing on June 9, 2009 in Birmingham


Audit Committee Institute Roundtable: Economic Crisis, Uncertainty, and Change – A New Era of Governance and Oversight is the focus for the program

DETROIT, Mich. – In light of the economic crisis and unprecedented uncertainty, companies and boards are taking stock of the changes impacting their businesses, their industry, and the economic environment, and adjusting their strategies and operations accordingly. Oversight today is different than it was a year or two ago. The demands on boards and audit committees have increased substantially because of the gravity and urgency of the situation.

Whether it is the nature of the audit committee's interactions with management, the discussions at executive sessions, or the review of disclosures and earnings releases, audit committees and boards are applying greater focus and intensity to their oversight activities.

Butzel Long and KPMG are hosting an Executive Briefing from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Townsend Hotel at 100 Townsend Street in Birmingham.

The moderator for the event is Sanjay Gupta, Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The panelists include: Justin Klimko, attorney, Butzel Long Jeffrey Craig, CFO and Senior Vice President, Arvin Meritor and Bob Dillon, KPMG

About KPMG
KPMG operates as an international network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. KPMG works closely with its clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Visit the KPMG website at www.kpmg.com.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 353-3030.

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