Forensic Accounting Specialist Joins Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group

April 19, 2011

Yasmine L. Misuraca, CPA, CFE, Brings Deep Experience in Forensic Accounting, Litigation Consulting and Fraud Investigations

New York, NY - (April 19, 2011) – New York-area accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP announced today that Yasmine L. Misuraca, CPA, CFE, 40, a specialist in forensic accounting, fraud investigations, securities litigation support and economic damage analysis has joined the firm as a Director in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group.

Ms. Misuraca also brings an in-depth knowledge of both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to her position. She will be based in the firm's headquarters in Manhattan.

Ms. Misuraca was most recently a director in litigation consulting at RSM McGladrey Inc. Prior to joining that firm in 2000, she was an accounting manager at Dentsu USA, Inc. She has also held audit positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Inc. and KPMG Peat Marwick. As a litigation consultant, Ms. Misuraca has worked with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on major cases and served major law firms and corporate counsel by providing guidance to testifying experts.

"Forensic accounting and litigation consulting are core services of our firm. We're delighted to bring Yasmine on as part of our ongoing commitment to providing our sophisticated client base with intelligent guidance, backed by deep experience and expertise," said Steven L. Henning, Ph.D., CPA.

Ms. Misuraca is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Baruch College and is a resident of Manhattan.

About Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with nearly 475 people, of whom approximately 60 are partners and principals. The firm provides businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, bankruptcy and restructuring services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, media, entertainment, nonprofit, professional and financial services and energy clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, its membership in JHI, the leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world.

Marks Paneth LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 30th largest firm in the nation and the 13th largest in the New York area. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top forensic accounting firms.

Its headquarters are in Manhattan. Additional offices are in Westchester, Long Island and the Cayman Islands. For more information, please visit www.markspaneth.comp.