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When Fraud Hits Close to Home: How Professional Responsibilities Can Lead to Personal Liability (ACWFHC01)

Date:Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time:1:00PM - 2:00PM
(Registration at 12:30PM)
Facility:Webcast or Webinar, Online
CPE Credit:1.0 Accounting and Auditing
Course Level:Basic
Early Bird Price:$0.00 FICPA Members, $75.00 Non-Members


In September 2013, Mary Jo White, the head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, warned that her agency will aggressively use its powers to fine wrongdoers and seek creative ways to hold companies and individuals accountable for their misdeeds. She added that “meaningful monetary penalties – whether against companies or individuals – play a very important role in a strong enforcement program.”  New guidance was issued September 9, 2015, has been referred to informally as the “Yates Memo,” named after DOJ Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.   She followed through on her statements and the 2015 edict.  In 2016, the SEC kicked up its enforcement actions, filing a record 868 actions against companies, executives and others, including a new high in FCPA cases and shelling out $57 million to whistleblowers.     This course will cover crucial information designed to help accounting and legal professionals to prevent, detect, and address fraud.

Major Topics:

Join our panel as they discuss: 

  • Yates Memo Trends-First 12 Months 
  • Common Dilemmas Facing Attorneys, Accountants, Auditors and Compliance Executives 
  • The professional duties and responsibilities of officers and their legal counsel to detect, deter, and prevent fraud and misconduct 
  • Controls to prevent common frauds that occurred in the recent matters  
  • Practical defenses in such instances

Who Should Attend:

Accounting and Legal Professionals



Advanced Preparation:



Shamoil Shipchandler, David Woodcock, Jeff Matthews


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Registration Status: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.