Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Hot Buttons in 2018
Enforcement activity by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission slowed a bit during 2017, likely resulting from the change in administration. Despite this decline in 2017, both agencies continue to have strong enforcement agendas in several key areas.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of CPAs and attorneys assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience helpful insights on recent enforcement trends and practical insights for companies that may be faced with the prospect of a government investigation. The webcast will focus on how companies should respond to and appropriately investigate an event in today’s regulatory environment. The speakers will also discuss the government’s focus on assessing a company’s compliance and ethics program during an investigation, and how that might impact the government’s enforcement actions, and the importance of a sound remediation plan to address issues that are the subject of the investigation. Finally, the speakers will discuss the possibility of the government requiring the appointment of an independent monitor for a company’s ongoing remediation efforts.
- Current government enforcement priorities/trends
- Responding to an investigative matter/regulatory inquiry
- Importance of Compliance and Ethics (“C&E”) Programs
- Importance of Remediation
- Corporate monitorships
Who Should Attend:
- Forensic Accountants and Auditors
- Certified Public Accountants
- Certified Fraud Examiners
- Chartered Financial Analysts
- Accounting Firms
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
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.
Cathy Connolly, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of forensic accounting, complex business litigation and audit experience. …
Bob Sprague is a partner in Baker Tilly’s national Forensic, Litigation & Valuation services group. His practice encompasses a wide spectrum of financial consulting matters spanning multiple industries and client types. Bob works closely with public sector and commercial corporate stakeholders, in-house and outside counsel on forensic and fraud investigations with a particular emphasis on SEC enforcement matters and fraudulent financial statements. His experience also includes a wide variety of asset misappropriation matters including employee theft, litigation, audit support and proactive compliance-related work, such as anti-corruption assessments, on behalf of his clients.
Bob Sprague is a partner in Baker Tilly’s national Forensic, Litigation & Valuation services group. His practice encompasses a wide …
Katie Hausfeld focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar defense and securities litigation.
Katie has represented financial service companies, medical field providers, developers, insurance companies, and travel industry service providers in a variety of complex commercial litigation disputes in both federal and state courts, and before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
In addition, Katie represents both individuals and businesses in connection with grand jury investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, investigations and enforcement actions brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and investigations conducted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Katie also assists multinational companies in designing and implementing risk-based compliance programs. These enterprise-wide programs include conducting risk assessments, drafting codes of conduct and ethics, drafting corporate policies and creating and implementing training programs.
Katie Hausfeld focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar defense and securities litigation. Katie has represented financial service companies, medical …
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Method Of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based
Experience in Forensic Accounting
NASBA Field of Study:
Accounting - Technical
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
1.5 CLE; 1.5 NASBA-CPE
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StoneTurn provides forensic accounting and expert services to attorneys, corporations and government agencies on a range of high-stakes legal and compliance issues.
StoneTurn was founded in 2004, on the premise of meeting clients’ demand for experts who value collaboration, prefer hands-on client service, and invest in long-term, trusted relationships. Our team includes former international public accounting firm partners, attorneys and industry alumni.
With professionals located in offices across the U.S. and U.K., and a network of senior advisers in numerous other countries, we provide expertise in: Litigation, Investigations, Compliance & Monitoring, Forensic Technology and Data Analytics. To learn more, visit StoneTurn.com.
About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Baker Tilly is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with approximately 2,700 cross-disciplinary, specialized professionals. From economic and financial analyses, valuations, litigation support, to expert witness testimony, Baker Tilly’s Forensic, Valuation & Litigation Services group brings an integrated team of advisors to multifaceted financial matters. Combining industry expertise and sophisticated technical knowledge, Baker Tilly delivers a full spectrum of consulting related services, including: Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Complex Commercial Disputes; Fraud & Forensic Investigations; Monitorships & Regulatory Compliance; Structured Finance & Capital Markets; Tax Advocacy; and Valuation.
About DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients - whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.