Forensic accounting and valuation come together in Atlanta, GA for one of the most interactive, cross-disciplined learning events of the year. It’s a must-attend event for you and your entire staff.
Our conference lineup will expand your skills while providing how-to guidance that you can apply right away.
Collaborative Law is the New Horizon. For financial professionals, it offers a new opportunity and a new way of functioning in a divorce case. Collaborative process is a non-litigated, non-adversarial method of handling a divorce and utilizes an Interdisciplinary Team made of specially trained professionals who meet in a series of "Team" meetings to help the couple resolve their issues in a civil and respectful manner. The Neutral Financial Professional interacts with both parties, assisting the couple in resolving the economic issues in divorce. This presentation will contrast the litigation process with the collaborative process. Attendees will observe and analyze how the collaborative process works and will apply valuation and forensic skills in an experiential collaborative session.
After this session attendees will be able:
Cyber Security and Related Class Action litigation continues to be a big challenge for companies. The magnitude, frequency and cost of cyber security incidents are increasing dramatically in almost every industry. This session will foster a discussion on the cyber security litigation landscape for companies and how plaintiffs are attempting to quantify damages in cyber security litigation.
Background and key provisions of the working draft of the AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide: Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments. Expected impact on current practice.
Attendees will be able to:
Delivered by seasoned experts from the United States and Canada, this session will compare and contrast the differences between the US and Canadian federal criminal and civil litigation processes. Experiences will be shared and practical advice given.
Attendance at this session will allow you to:
This session will present a detailed process for reviewing the technical accuracy and credibility of a valuation analysis and report for litigation purposes. Hitchner will focus on the dos and don'ts in preparing a valuation review analysis and report. Includes a 14-page valuation review checklist and a sample detailed USPAP Standard 3 appraisal review report .
Session 2 provides opportunities for attendees to practice collaborative skills in a challenging and complex experiential session, followed by an interactive discussion and debrief.
This session will explore legal considerations in a damages analysis related to foreseeability. Foreseeability on first pass may seem like a relatively straightforward analysis, but a further examination of case law and various facts and circumstances demonstrates that a foreseeability analysis can be complex, and may have a dramatic impact on a damages analysis. This session will explore some of these complexities, using case law to help the practitioner better understand how the courts may view foreseeability.
• Obtain an understanding of what foreseeability is, and when it is required in damages analysis
• Learn the various ways courts consider and evaluate objective foreseeability
• Discover the various ways courts consider and evaluate inferred and subjective foreseeability
• Acquire important perspective on when courts may find that a damages analysis does not meet the legal requirement of foreseeability
Example concepts from case studies outlined in the working draft of the PE/VC Valuation Guide
A pastor of a church in the Central Valley in California was accused of Attempted Murder, Murder and Elder Abuse of an 85 year old member of the community. A central focus of the trial was a tracing of the funds looted by the pastor. The forensic accounting analysis and high-profile testimony provided the financial motivation for the crime. This trial was featured on NBC Dateline.
In this session the attendee will understand the basic concepts of Blockchain distributed ledger technology and how Blockchain can serve as a secure accounting information system. You will also learn how to identify risks associated with Blockchain technology that may affect the evolving roles of CPAs.Speaker(s):