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Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Tools & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond

Legal CLE

Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Tools & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
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With the global nature of businesses and the increased regulatory pressures placed upon them,  proactively assessing fraud risks and related controls, as well as effectively investigating and remediating issues as they arise are critical to companies in every industry In such an environment, the work of forensic accountants and the investigative nature of forensic practice is bound to expand its scope. Given the importance of this role, it’s a frontier where forensic accountants could face ethical, technical, and operational quandaries.

In this Webcast, a panel of CPAs and industry leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience with helpful insights on real-world examples of fraud and practical advice on the dos and don’ts of forensic accounting. Speakers will also provide forensic techniques for practitioners in areas including scope of services, administrative considerations, investigative techniques, report structuring, minimizing financial loses, and best practices in identifying and mitigating potential pitfalls and common risks should fraud occur.

The panel will also discuss the following topics:

  • Legal Standards for Qualification of Expert Witnesses
  • Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Rule
  • Assessment and Remediation After Investigation
  • Common Red Flags and Potential Risks
  • Up-to-the-Minute Developments and Updates
  • Canada v. US: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Standards for Qualification of Expert Witnesses
  • Recent Trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement Actions
  • Remediation Concepts During and After the Investigation
  • What the new accounting rules for revenue recognition may mean for forensic accounting going forward.
  • Harnessing the power of teamwork– how to effectively use litigation support experts in multi-discipline cases.
  • Managing big data – organization, analysis and presentation – how to simplify the results of your analysis.
  • How to work with the next generation of attorneys and clients – addressing needs of millennials.
  • Overstepping your role as an expert – the quickest way to get yourself into trouble.

Who Should Attend

  • Forensic Accountants and Auditors
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Chartered Financial Analysts
  • Accounting Firms
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

Anthony C. Jordan

Anthony C. Jordan
Partner | Assurance Services | Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Michael Kupka, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA

Michael Kupka, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA
Director
Mazars USA LLP

Jack M. Blackier, FCA

Jack M. Blackier, FCA
Partner
Cox & Palmer

Catherine J. Connolly, CPA, CFF

Catherine J. Connolly, CPA, CFF
Partner
StoneTurn Group

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SEGMENT 1: 
Jack M. Blackier, FCA
, Partner
Cox & Palmer

  • Canada v. US: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Standards for Qualification of Expert Witnesses

SEGMENT 2: 
Anthony C. Jordan, Partner | Assurance Services | Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP 

AND

Catherine J. Connolly, CPA, CFF, Partner
StoneTurn Group

  • Recent trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement actions;
  • Remediation concepts during and after the investigation;
  • What the new accounting rules for revenue recognition may mean for forensic accounting going forward.

SEGMENT 3: 
Michael Kupka, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA, Director
Mazars USA LLP

  • Harnessing the power of teamwork– how to effectively use litigation support experts in multi-discipline cases.
  • Managing big data – organization, analysis and presentation – how to simplify the results of your analysis.
  • How to work with the next generation of attorneys and clients – addressing needs of millennials.
  • Overstepping your role as an expert – the quickest way to get yourself into trouble.
Anthony C. Jordan

Anthony C. JordanPartner | Assurance Services | Fraud Investigation & Dispute ServicesErnst & Young LLP

Tony is a senior partner in the Boston office of Ernst & Young LLP (EY) where he specializes in forensic accounting investigations, issues surrounding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and general business-related disputes. He has extensive litigation consulting, forensic accounting and auditing experience, is a certified public accountant, and has been providing financial consulting advice to clients for over 20 years.

Michael Kupka, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVA

Michael Kupka, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CVADirectorMazars USA LLP

Michael possesses over 15 years of forensic and public accounting experience with a specialty in complex business, commercial, criminal and multi-party matters including: contractual disputes, insurance claims, white-collar criminal defense, business valuations, matrimonial matters, bankruptcies, partnership disputes, fraud examinations, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions and reconstruction of records.

He has been involved in engagements for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial businesses in a variety of industries.

Michael assists business owners and the legal community by performing investigations and forensic accounting analyses, submitting affidavits, preparing and rebutting expert reports, and offering expert testimony.

Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada. 

Jack M. Blackier, FCA

Jack M. Blackier, FCAPartnerCox & Palmer

Jack M. Blackier, FCA, is a partner in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1997 after completing his legal education at the University of New Brunswick (1981).

Jack received his Chartered Accountant (“CA”) designation in 1986. He has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Taxation Course, a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Law from York University.

Jack was awarded a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (“FCA”) by his peers in recognition of outstanding service to the accounting profession and to his community.

Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and specialized skills to the Cox & Palmer team. He practises in the areas of tax, estate planning, civil litigation, and administrative law. His civil litigation practice focusses on forensic accounting and loss quantification matters.

Jack has also enjoyed a 20 year career as a part-time faculty member at both the University of New Brunswick (Faculty of Business Administration) and Mount Allison University (Commerce Faculty). Throughout his career, Jack has been involved in a number of community organizations.

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Jack and his wife, Assunta, have two sons.

Catherine J. Connolly, CPA, CFF

Catherine J. Connolly, CPA, CFFPartnerStoneTurn Group

Cathy Connolly, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of forensic accounting, complex business litigation and audit experience. She has worked on a variety of accounting-related forensic and litigation matters, including investigations of improper financial reporting and financial statement restatements; breach of contract and other damages analyses; purchase price / post-acquisition disputes; class action securities claims; lost profit and business interruption claims; and various special audits and investigations. Cathy has worked on behalf of company management and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors on accounting matters, including SEC investigations, and on matters involving companies in various industries such as high technology, healthcare and medical devices, software, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and client services. Cathy is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics.

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Experience in Forensic Accounting

Course Code:
   146524

NASBA Field of Study:
   Accounting - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Skills

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

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