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KU alumnus to discuss legal analysis of Enron case

LAWRENCE -- A University of Kansas alumnus who was part of a team of lawyers that analyzed the Enron case will visit KU to discuss the experience.

Bill Plybon, a KU accounting and Emory law school alumnus, will present "An Inside Look at the Enron Case" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on:

-- A description of Enron's special-purpose entity transactions and their disclosure practices;
-- The effects of the accounting practices in typical Enron transactions;
-- The role of Enron˙s board of directors and officers.

After his presentation, Plybon will be available for a question-and-answer session.

Plybon is vice president and deputy general counsel for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Before joining Coca-Cola in March 2004, he was a partner at the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird LLP. A member of the litigation and trial practice section, Plybon focused on complex commercial litigation. He was a leader of A&B's Enron Examiner team.

A&B was hired by the court to examine Enron's special-purpose entity transactions and to tell the story of what happened at the company. Over their 18 months of work, A&B published four reports, totaling about 4,400 pages.

Plybon received his bachelor's in accounting from KU in 1982 and a juris doctor degree from Emory University in 1986. Before attending law school, he was an auditor with Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C.

KU's School of Business and the Beta Alpha Psi honorary organization will host the event.


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