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Fraud & Forensic Accounting Virtual Conference | 1000001992

March 16, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. PT – March 17, 2023 | 2:10 p.m. PT

CPE: 12
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Fraud costs businesses and individuals over $5 trillion each year globally. Join us on March 16–17, 2023, for our Fraud & Forensic Accounting Virtual Conference, where we’ll have nationally recognized experts providing the latest info on areas such as cryptocurrency, fraud investigation reporting and post-acquisition disputes. You’ll leave this event knowing how to protect your clients with best practices.

This virtual conference is perfect for CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, other accounting and auditing professionals, educators, financial executives and lawyers.

  • Product Code


  • Credit Type
    CPE: 12
    CPE-AA: 7.5
    CPE-ET: 2
    CPE-FR: 4
    CPE-Technical: 12
  • Format


  • Intended Audience

    Forensic accounting professionals; Litigation services consultants and experts; Emerging FVS professionals; CFOs, controllers and senior financial professionals.

  • NASBA Field of Study
    • Accounting
    • Auditing
  • Level of Difficulty


  • Prerequisites

    Basic knowledge of fraud and forensic accounting.

  • Advance Preparation


Learning Objectives

Learn best practices from local and national experts on various fraud and forensic accounting topics.


8:30–8:30 a.m. PT
  • Welcome

8:30–9:20 a.m. PT
  • Fraud: Choices and Consequences

    This session is the case study of the presenter’s involvement in a white-collar fraud conspiracy. It explores vulnerabilities that exist for everyone in today’s business world.

    Ignoring one's instinct to inquire and investigate results from ethical complacency, indecision and a lack of confidence in making tough choices in difficult situations. The consequences lead to a lack of trust in an industry, a tarnished reputation of an organization and the complete psychological collapse and loss of freedom of good people.

    Topics Covered:

    • Identify where your major vulnerabilities lie
    • Know how easy it is to join a conspiracy - even if unintentionally
    • Understand how excuses and the justification of poor choices are wildly ineffective as a defense following a criminal indictment
    • Hear conmen’s abilities to befriend and use professional business people
    • Learn that trusting one’s instinct rarely leads one to do the wrong thing first
    Jerome Mayne
9:20–10:10 a.m. PT
  • Forensic Investigations and Intelligence

    There has been a dramatic increase in the number of internal investigations of companies, many of which involve accounting issues. This session will cover key elements of conducting an internal investigation and how this may impact audit results. We will also discuss the role of the external auditor in the process.

    Henry J. KuppermanAvi Klein
10:10–10:20 a.m. PT
  • Break

10:20–11:10 a.m. PT
  • Use of Statistical Sampling in Fraud Investigations and Forensic Accounting

    • Statistical techniques in audit and fraud investigation 
      • Random sampling 
      • Targeted sampling 
    • What a sampling unit is 
      • When it is used or appropriate 
    • Commons terms overview 
    • Deciding how to select sample size 
    • Stratification of data 
    • Tools to use 
    Paul DiverRobert Fuite
11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. PT
12–12:30 p.m. PT
  • Lunch

12:30–1 p.m. PT
  • Fireside Chat with Judge William Alsup

    Judge Alsup will offer his perspective on the CPA profession, the role that forensic accountants play in dispute proceedings, and techniques for effective testimony by expert witnesses. In addition, he will highlight key concepts and takeaways from his recently published novel, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald. His book asks what might have happened if Oswald had lived to stand trial for the murder of President John F. Kennedy.

    John Martin Tira JrJudge William Alsup
1–2:15 p.m. PT
  • Best Practices Roundtable

    Join our expert speakers as they tackle questions such as:

    • State and federal rules on discoverability and what we as experts should do, given those rules
    • How to handle challenging questions from opposing counsel (e.g., are you a hired gun, are you always on one side, how many times have you worked for this law firm, you don't have industry expertise, you accepted projections from your client)
    • What to do about a slow-paying client
    • Leveraging work to staff
    Renee Katherine HowdeshellJustin LewisKenneth David RugetiIndra Neel ChatterjeeJohn Luna
2:15–2:15 p.m. PT
  • Final Remarks/Adjourn

8:30–8:30 a.m. PT
  • Welcome

8:30–9:45 a.m. PT
  • Future of Technology: Web3, Blockchain, and Regulation

    This session will cover the basics of blockchain technology and its applications; identify the similarities and differences between the flat banking system and a distributed ledger system; review the legal theories regarding digital asset securities and identify major crypto cases progressing through the court system. Our team of experts will uncover all things related to fraud and the future technology. 

    Jay SchulmanChris Ekimoff
9:45–10:35 a.m. PT
  • Fraud and Ethics

    Ethical behavior is more than knowing what’s right and what’s wrong-- It’s making the right choices for the profession and the organizations and clients you serve. Simply put, it is not always simple. And when an unscrupulous fraudster is in the mix, it gets all the more complicated. 

    In this thought-provoking session participants will have the opportunity to:  

    • Explore the foundations and philosophies of ethics and professional judgment; 
    • Understand the blind spots and behavioral and organizational factors that can impair the judgment of even the most well intentioned professional;  
    • Identify some of the red flags of fraud; and 
    • Determine improvement opportunities for protecting the CPA brand 
    Stephanie Sessions Perkins
10:35–10:45 a.m. PT
  • Break

10:45 a.m.–12 p.m. PT
  • Small Company and Shareholder Fraud

    Topics covered in this session include:

    • Minority vs. Majority interests 
    • Damage analysis 
    • Liability 
    • Dissolution and buy out cases 
    • Valuation procedures between LLC and corporations 
    • Different kinds of remedies, causes of action between shareholder and partnership disputes 
    • Jury presentation  
    Gerald RichelsonDavid MillsteinChristian Dale Tregillis
12–12:30 p.m. PT
  • Lunch

12:30–1:20 p.m. PT
  • Issues and Enforcement Trends Under the CARES Act

    This session includes a team of experts who discuss borrower issues related to PPP loans; review key documents borrowers should be on the lookout for including overview of deadlines and expected timelines for a PPP loan forgiveness denial appeal; and lastly identify legal issues that borrowers are facing. Issues facing CARES Act fraud and enforcement efforts are also reviewed including different case examples.  

    Jonathan GreenKevin ToomeyJames W. Kim
1:20–2:10 p.m. PT
  • Investigating Fraud in a Bankruptcy Setting

    Your seasoned Chapter 11 Financial Advisors will steer you through their recent work for the Easterday Ranches Chapter 11 Unsecured Creditors Committee, at a loss of $250 million (and 180,000 missing cattle), the largest cattle fraud case in U.S. History.

    Coral Michelle HansenSeth Freeman
2:10–2:10 p.m. PT
  • Final Remarks/Adjourn