Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019
General-General-TBD - , Tbd, FL 32308
8:00am - 5:30pm (opens at 7:30am) EST
16Credits
Accounting and Auditing and Technical Business

Registration is 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.

Members
$460.00 Early Registration (through 12/11/2018)
$515.00 Regular Price
Non-Members
$710.00 Early Registration (through 12/11/2018)
$765.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 18/LC
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs
Field of Study: Auditing, Accounting, Management Services, Specialized Knowledge, Taxes

Overview:

Welcome to the 2019 FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Conference.  I'm pleased that this year we'll have many speakers that will discuss current topics that affect the future of how we can service clients in a more effective way.  The manner in which we conduct our professional practices is changing.  We all need to be prepared for what is ahead.  This year’s conference combines technology and anticipatory change with traditional sessions that will strengthen your ability to provide outstanding client service.

The future is already here in many respects!  Some of the sessions include The Implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Where is Blockchain Taking Us, and The Dark Web.  More traditional valuation and forensic accounting sessions include economic and tax trends and forecasts, reconciling divergent valuations and normalization techniques, Are You a Hired Gun, family law issues including Personal Goodwill, conducting forensic investigations and the Judges panel, among others.

This is a unique opportunity to adapt and develop your skills to help your practice grow into the future.  We look forward to seeing you in Fort Lauderdale in January 2019.

Steven A. Wolf, CPA - Conference Chair
Forensic and Litigation Advisory Services   
Cherry Bekaert LLP


CPE/CLE Credit:

This conference may qualify for up to 16 hours of CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  The type of credit earned depends on concurrent breakouts chosen.  Please indicate choice of breakouts on the registration form.

Application has been made for 16 hours of CLE Credit by the Florida Bar.  You must apply directly to the Florida Bar for CLE credit.

Applicable to all ABV® and CFF® credential holders.

Conference Materials

Conference reference materials are distributed to registrants electronically in advance of the program.  There will not be printed material available on site. This fully searchable PDF includes speaker presentations and is intended for electronic use only.


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Schedule:

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Time: Thursday 7:30am - 8:00am

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:10am

2019 U.S. and Florida Economic Forecast

Time: Thursday 8:10am - 9:00am Credits: 1 TB

Learn about past trends and 12-month projections for the U.S. macro-economy, the State of Florida economy, and the regional economies of Florida's four largest metro markets (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami).

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An Overview of the Impact of the 2017 TCJA on Business Appraisal and Family Law-Related Issues

Time: Thursday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 TB

Review the most significant elements of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact individual and business taxpayers, including an overview of Section 199A and the Qualified Business Income Deduction.  The focus will shift to how these changes may impact the value of closely held businesses and how valuation analysts need to be informed.  Explore changes within the TCJA that impact family law work including alimony payments, child tax credits and related aspects.

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Financial Statements are Written Confessions - Part 1

Time: Thursday 10:00am - 10:50am Credits: 1 AA

Evaluating Historic Earnings Quality using Forensic Indices: Comparative drill-down techniques for attest and non-attest, e.g. AQI, Benford's, CRO, Dechow-Dichev, Digital Analysis, Forensic Lexicology, FSAT, ICE/SCORE (c), Sloan, TATA, TARTA, Thiagarajan, TITA, 60-Second Method, et al.

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Financial Statements are Written Confessions - Part 2

Time: Thursday 10:50am - 11:40am Credits: 1 AA

Evaluating Historic Earnings Quality using Forensic Indices: Comparative drill-down techniques for attest and non-attest, e.g. AQI, Benford's, CRO, Dechow-Dichev, Digital Analysis, Forensic Lexicology, FSAT, ICE/SCORE (c), Sloan, TATA, TARTA, Thiagarajan, TITA, 60-Second Method, et al.

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Lunch

Time: Thursday 11:40am - 1:00pm

Breakout 1: Across the Great Divide: Reconciling Disparate Conclusions of Value

Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm Credits: 1 TB

More than just a requirement, the consideration of the three approaches to value can provide corroborating evidence as to respective validity of each method...that is unless the conclusions are worlds apart.  Whether reconciling your own three approaches to value or the conclusions of an opposing expert, determining the reasons for the disparity is a crucial exercise.  This panel discussion will provide insights from decades of experience on some of the more "popular" reasons as well as less obvious reasons for the differences.

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Breakout 2: Understanding the Dark Web

Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm Credits: 1 TB

The "Dark Web" has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it's a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more "google'ized" we've become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what's going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this nefarious world.

Explore the Dark Web, the channels used to institute private sales and exchanges, and criminal behavior. This deep-dive examination will provide a thorough understanding of the Dark Web's criminality, anonymity, counterfeit products, child pornography, and human trafficking.  Learn the directory structures, languages like Tor and Tails and the lingo of this underworld.  Examine channels for content, finding the resources and specialized search engines for searching against Dark Web content. Gain and understanding of  how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities, and be able to conduct undercover on line Dark Web investigations.

Presenters:

How to Say "No" to An Attorney

Time: Thursday 2:00pm - 2:50pm Credits: 1 TB

Professionals are often presented with opportunities for engagement in cases they should turn down.  Learn what questions should be asked, what diligence performed and how to say "no".

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Cybersecurity - Identifying Your Risks & Responsibilities

Time: Thursday 3:00pm - 3:50pm Credits: 1 AA

Cyber breach and identity theft have never been more prevalent for businesses of all sizes. Understand why you are at risk and how your company and employees could be impacted.  Gain insight into mitigating the risk of a breach. 

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Impact of Big Data on Litigation

Time: Thursday 3:50pm - 4:40pm Credits: 1 TB

The world has given us smartphones, social media, mobility, wearables, cloud computing, and the internet of things.  Learn how to tap into these data sources to gain insight into the merits, damages of your cases, and the credibility of the witnesses.  Understand why digital transactional data is a fundamentally different type of evidence than email and other unstructured data - and why it matters.

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Panel Discussion: At the Bench With the Judges

Time: Thursday 4:40pm - 5:30pm Credits: 1 TB

An esteemed panel of judges will discuss the importance of expert testimony in the outcome of trials and share examples of trials where expert testimony was demonstrably critical to the outcome.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Continental Breakfast

Time: Friday 7:30am - 8:00am

Current Trends in Financial Crimes (Including Business E-Mail Compromise)

Time: Friday 8:10am - 9:00am Credits: 1 AA

Explore fraud investigations including an in-depth review of Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC) fraud - a new cyber-related fraud that is increasingly becoming a more common threat.  Learn ways to present BEC and what to do if you or your clients are victims.

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Expert Testimony in 2030: What Might it Look Like?

Time: Friday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 TB

Siri, what are the monetary damages asserted against NewPharma resulting from its breach of contract with Research Rx, LLC?  Machine learning, artificial intelligence , Daubert gone wild - will there be any of us left?   Fast forward - take a look at what forensic accounting testimony may be in the future...  Careful, past results are not indicative of future performance.

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Breakout 3: Healthcare Valuation Triage - Code Blue: Checking Your Pulse

Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am Credits: 1 TB

Learn the latest valuation hot topics of health care entities, as well as pitfalls of which to be cognizant, if you work in this space or have clients wrestling with these concerns.  Explore these issues from both a valuation and regulatory law perspective to better prepare yourself to handle complex health care valuations.

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Breakout 4: E-Discovery: Compliance and Tools

Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am Credits: 1 TB

Navigate the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and address standards and tools in eDiscovery. Gain tips for implementing good practices and complying with the law when identifying, preserving, collecting and analyzing Electronically Stored Information (ESI) both before and during litigaion.

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Breakout 5: Why Hired Guns Misfire: Finding the "Right" Expert for the Case

Time: Friday 11:00am - 11:50am Credits: 1 TB

Learn how accounting experts can serve integral roles in investigations and complex litigation. Competency is key, but the credibility and integrity of an expert witness is of paramount importance, and can mean the difference between success and failure. No single engagement, and no single client, is worth a reputational "black eye". Attorneys value team players with a mission-oriented approach, but, "hired guns" are counterproductive and can undermine the critical strategic and tactical planning and preparation process.

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Breakout 6: Cost of Capital Resources

Time: Friday 11:00am - 11:50am Credits: 1 TB

Learn the latest in cost of capital resources, including Duff and Phelps Navigator; Duff and Phelps SBBI Yearbook; new BVResources cost of capital Pro; Dr. Aswath Damodaran forward looking models; Pablo Fernandez data and more.

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Lunch Presentation: Managing Multi-Generations in the Workforce

Time: Friday 11:50am - 1:10pm Credits: 1 TB

Leadership has definitely become more challenging. Our organizations now need to manage and integrate 4 or possibly 5 generations into the workforce -- all with differing views on work style and life.  Welcome to our new reality!  Understand the mindsets of traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennial and student interns.  Find ways to bring out the best in all.

 

 

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Family Law Case Update

Time: Friday 1:10pm - 2:00pm Credits: 1 TB

Review 2018 case law update with a focus on financial issues in the case law.

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Anticipatory Leadership in the Fast Future

Time: Friday 2:10pm - 3:00pm Credits: 1 TB

Recent research says our business environment will be characterized by "unprecedented, massive and highly accelerated change" through 2025. To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now imperative that leaders learn a new skill – how to accurately anticipate the future. This session will show you how to anticipate future trends and move from being a crisis manager to an opportunity manager. At the end of the session, participants will set actionable steps to elevate and accelerate their organization's strategy.

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Objectives:

Develop anticipatory skills to effectively address new challenges

Understand the emerging role of AI, block chain and Big Data 

Learn the impact of tax law changes to valuation services

Identify cybersecurity threats and how to respond

Gain insight into expert testimony and attorney/judge perspectives

 

 

 

 

Presenters:

  • Ronald L Seigneur, ASA, CPA/ABV, CVA

    Ronald L. (Ron) Seigneur is managing partner of Seigneur Gustafson LLP, based in Lakewood, Colorado, where he specializes in business & intellectual property appraisal, economic damages, financial forensics, lost profits analyses, professional services firm consulting and taxation.   Ron is co-author of Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes...

    Read more about Ronald L Seigneur here
  • Raymond Monteleone, CPA

    President & Founding PartnerPaladin Global PartnersRay Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in...

    Read more about Raymond Monteleone here
  • Sheri Fiske Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF

    Director of the Valuation Services DepartmentFiske & CompanySheri Schultz brings over 20 years of experience to her clients, offering both professional expertise and practical insight toward business valuations and litigation support services. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Sheri is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and holds the designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)...

    Read more about Sheri Fiske Schultz here
  • Bill Sheridan, CAE

    Chief Communications OfficerMaryland Association of CPAsBill Sheridan is a knowledge hunter, content curator, lifelong learner, and EOS implementer. As chief communications officer for the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, he created and co-authors the association’s acclaimed blog, CPA Success; he created and hosts the MACPA’s weekly “Future-Proof” podcast; and he...

    Read more about Bill Sheridan here
  • Keith Givens, CPA

    • SSA Givens has been with the FBI over 20 years.• He is a CPA• He has worked most white collar crime violations in the field and FBI headquarters, to include:     • Securities Fraud     • Financial Institution Fraud     • Mass Marketing Fraud     • HealthCare Fraud     • and Public Corruption• He has worked in both large and small field divisions in the FBI and at FBI Headquarters• He has...

    Read more about Keith Givens here
  • Cynthia L Greene, Esq.

    Founder and Managing PartnerGreene Smith & Associates, P.A.Cynthia Greene received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami - School of Law. Since then, she has been admitted to the Florida Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States, become Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, and named in...

    Read more about Cynthia L Greene here
  • James R Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA

    Jim Hitchner is managing director of Financial Valuation Advisors www.finvaluation.com and is president of The Financial Consulting Group www.gofcg.org. He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services (VPS) www.valuationproducts.com.   Mr. Hitchner is editor/coauthor of the books the Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation and the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit...

    Read more about James R Hitchner here
  • R. Christopher Jones, Ph.D.

    Dr. Chris Jones serves as the President and Chief Economist of Florida Economic Advisors, LLC.  Dr. Jones is one of Central Florida’s most experienced regional economists.  In addition to his advanced degrees in business and economics, he has over 27 years of experience as an economic and financial consultant in Central Florida.  His private sector background includes tenure as an associate...

    Read more about R. Christopher Jones here
  • Daniel Newman, Esq.

    PartnerNelson Mullins Broad & CasselDaniel Newman is an experienced litigator of complex commercial, securities, and construction matters in state and federal courts and before various arbitration forums.Mr. Newman represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of business and securities-related litigations, including commercial torts, contracts, shareholder derivative actions, class...

    Read more about Daniel Newman here
  • Keathan Frink

    In  2016,  Judge  Keathan  Frink  was  appointed  to  Circuit  Court  of  the  Seventeenth  Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida.  Judge Frink is currently assigned to the Circuit Civil Division  presiding  over  a  broad  category  of  cases,  including  tort  cases,  contract  disputes, products liability and malpractice cases, infringements of intellectual property, enforcement...

    Read more about Keathan Frink here
  • Tarlika Nunez-Navarro

    Read more about Tarlika Nunez-Navarro here
  • Fabienne Fahnestock

    Read more about Fabienne Fahnestock here
  • Gabriel Imperato, Esq

    PartnerNelson MullinsGabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate...

    Read more about Gabriel Imperato here
  • Glenn Newman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

    Managing MemberNewman Forensics, LLCGlenn Newman, a forensic accountant based in the Philadelphia area, has provided a variety of financial consulting and accounting services to attorneys, insurance companies, governmental agencies and public and private corporations since 1980. He has provided expert testimony at trial/deposition in excess of 100 times in venues throughout the United States...

    Read more about Glenn Newman here
  • Carol Carden, CPA/ABV, AM, CFE

    PrincipalPYACarol Carden is a Principal with PYA, and provides business valuation and related consulting services to a wide variety of business organizations, primarily in the healthcare industry.  Ms. Carden’s primary areas of expertise are in finance, valuation, managed care and revenue cycle operations for healthcare organizations.  She has performed appraisals of businesses and securities for...

    Read more about Carol Carden here
  • Kevin R Yeanoplos, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA

    Shareholder and Director of Valuation ServicesBrueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C.Kevin R. Yeanoplos, CPA/ABV, ASA is a Shareholder and the Director of Valuation Services for Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C., a firm with offices in Seattle and Tucson that specializes in the areas of business and intellectual property valuation, financial analysis and litigation support. Kevin is also one...

    Read more about Kevin R Yeanoplos here
  • Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM

    Founder & PresidentHetherington GroupCynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations and annually trains...

    Read more about Cynthia Hetherington here
  • Dan Regard

    President/CEOiDiscovery Solutions, IncMr. Regard is an electronic discovery and computer science consultant with 25 years’ experience in consulting to legal and corporate entities. A programmer and an attorney by training, Mr. Regard has conducted system investigations, created data collections, and managed discovery on over a thousand matters. He is responsible for the development and...

    Read more about Dan Regard here
  • Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF

    Founding PartnerFinancial Forensics®Darrell D. Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, OR.  He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the US and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500+/- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000+/-.  They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract...

    Read more about Darrell D. Dorrell here
  • Neal W. Beggan, CISA, CCFSP, CRISC, CRMA

    Principal, Risk Assurance & Advisory ServicesCherry Bekaert LLPA Principal in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services (RAS) Group of Cherry Bekaert, Neal is responsible for leading the Firm’s IT Audit Group. Based in Washington, D.C., Neal oversees co-sourced internal audit projects for businesses and nonprofit organizations, as well as audit and consulting projects for the public and private...

    Read more about Neal W. Beggan here
  • Suzanne Clark

    Discovery CounseleDiscovery CoCounsel, pllcSuzanne Clark is Discovery Counsel at eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc, a law firm providing consumer lawyers and their clients with cutting edge Electronic Discovery practice and evidence management in the areas of Complex and Multi-District Litigation.Prior to joining eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc, Suzanne Clark was a litigation associate at a law firm...

    Read more about Suzanne Clark here
  • Christopher G. Oprison

    PartnerDLA Piper LLPChristopher Oprison is an experienced trial attorney and litigator, handling high profile and high- stakes litigation and appeals. Christopher focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, healthcare fraud defense, and complex commercial litigation matters. He represents and counsels US and international corporations and individuals in connection with civil and...

    Read more about Christopher G. Oprison here

Presenters:

Ronald L Seigneur, ASA, CPA/ABV, CVA

Ronald L. (Ron) Seigneur is managing partner of Seigneur Gustafson LLP, based in Lakewood, Colorado, where he specializes in business & intellectual property appraisal, economic damages, financial forensics, lost profits analyses, professional services firm consulting and taxation.   Ron is co-author of Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes...Read more about Ronald L Seigneur here

Raymond Monteleone, CPA

President & Founding PartnerPaladin Global PartnersRay Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in...Read more about Raymond Monteleone here

Sheri Fiske Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF

Director of the Valuation Services DepartmentFiske & CompanySheri Schultz brings over 20 years of experience to her clients, offering both professional expertise and practical insight toward business valuations and litigation support services. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Sheri is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and holds the designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)...Read more about Sheri Fiske Schultz here

Bill Sheridan, CAE

Chief Communications OfficerMaryland Association of CPAsBill Sheridan is a knowledge hunter, content curator, lifelong learner, and EOS implementer. As chief communications officer for the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, he created and co-authors the association’s acclaimed blog, CPA Success; he created and hosts the MACPA’s weekly “Future-Proof” podcast; and he...Read more about Bill Sheridan here

Keith Givens, CPA

• SSA Givens has been with the FBI over 20 years.• He is a CPA• He has worked most white collar crime violations in the field and FBI headquarters, to include:     • Securities Fraud     • Financial Institution Fraud     • Mass Marketing Fraud     • HealthCare Fraud     • and Public Corruption• He has worked in both large and small field divisions in the FBI and at FBI Headquarters• He has...Read more about Keith Givens here

Cynthia L Greene, Esq.

Founder and Managing PartnerGreene Smith & Associates, P.A.Cynthia Greene received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami - School of Law. Since then, she has been admitted to the Florida Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States, become Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, and named in...Read more about Cynthia L Greene here

James R Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA

Jim Hitchner is managing director of Financial Valuation Advisors www.finvaluation.com and is president of The Financial Consulting Group www.gofcg.org. He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services (VPS) www.valuationproducts.com.   Mr. Hitchner is editor/coauthor of the books the Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation and the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit...Read more about James R Hitchner here

R. Christopher Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Jones serves as the President and Chief Economist of Florida Economic Advisors, LLC.  Dr. Jones is one of Central Florida’s most experienced regional economists.  In addition to his advanced degrees in business and economics, he has over 27 years of experience as an economic and financial consultant in Central Florida.  His private sector background includes tenure as an associate...Read more about R. Christopher Jones here

Daniel Newman, Esq.

PartnerNelson Mullins Broad & CasselDaniel Newman is an experienced litigator of complex commercial, securities, and construction matters in state and federal courts and before various arbitration forums.Mr. Newman represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of business and securities-related litigations, including commercial torts, contracts, shareholder derivative actions, class...Read more about Daniel Newman here

Keathan Frink

In  2016,  Judge  Keathan  Frink  was  appointed  to  Circuit  Court  of  the  Seventeenth  Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida.  Judge Frink is currently assigned to the Circuit Civil Division  presiding  over  a  broad  category  of  cases,  including  tort  cases,  contract  disputes, products liability and malpractice cases, infringements of intellectual property, enforcement...Read more about Keathan Frink here

Tarlika Nunez-Navarro

Read more about Tarlika Nunez-Navarro here

Fabienne Fahnestock

Read more about Fabienne Fahnestock here

Gabriel Imperato, Esq

PartnerNelson MullinsGabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate...Read more about Gabriel Imperato here

Glenn Newman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

Managing MemberNewman Forensics, LLCGlenn Newman, a forensic accountant based in the Philadelphia area, has provided a variety of financial consulting and accounting services to attorneys, insurance companies, governmental agencies and public and private corporations since 1980. He has provided expert testimony at trial/deposition in excess of 100 times in venues throughout the United States...Read more about Glenn Newman here

Carol Carden, CPA/ABV, AM, CFE

PrincipalPYACarol Carden is a Principal with PYA, and provides business valuation and related consulting services to a wide variety of business organizations, primarily in the healthcare industry.  Ms. Carden’s primary areas of expertise are in finance, valuation, managed care and revenue cycle operations for healthcare organizations.  She has performed appraisals of businesses and securities for...Read more about Carol Carden here

Kevin R Yeanoplos, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA

Shareholder and Director of Valuation ServicesBrueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C.Kevin R. Yeanoplos, CPA/ABV, ASA is a Shareholder and the Director of Valuation Services for Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C., a firm with offices in Seattle and Tucson that specializes in the areas of business and intellectual property valuation, financial analysis and litigation support. Kevin is also one...Read more about Kevin R Yeanoplos here

Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM

Founder & PresidentHetherington GroupCynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations and annually trains...Read more about Cynthia Hetherington here

Dan Regard

President/CEOiDiscovery Solutions, IncMr. Regard is an electronic discovery and computer science consultant with 25 years’ experience in consulting to legal and corporate entities. A programmer and an attorney by training, Mr. Regard has conducted system investigations, created data collections, and managed discovery on over a thousand matters. He is responsible for the development and...Read more about Dan Regard here

Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF

Founding PartnerFinancial Forensics®Darrell D. Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, OR.  He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the US and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500+/- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000+/-.  They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract...Read more about Darrell D. Dorrell here

Neal W. Beggan, CISA, CCFSP, CRISC, CRMA

Principal, Risk Assurance & Advisory ServicesCherry Bekaert LLPA Principal in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services (RAS) Group of Cherry Bekaert, Neal is responsible for leading the Firm’s IT Audit Group. Based in Washington, D.C., Neal oversees co-sourced internal audit projects for businesses and nonprofit organizations, as well as audit and consulting projects for the public and private...Read more about Neal W. Beggan here

Suzanne Clark

Discovery CounseleDiscovery CoCounsel, pllcSuzanne Clark is Discovery Counsel at eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc, a law firm providing consumer lawyers and their clients with cutting edge Electronic Discovery practice and evidence management in the areas of Complex and Multi-District Litigation.Prior to joining eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc, Suzanne Clark was a litigation associate at a law firm...Read more about Suzanne Clark here

Christopher G. Oprison

PartnerDLA Piper LLPChristopher Oprison is an experienced trial attorney and litigator, handling high profile and high- stakes litigation and appeals. Christopher focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, healthcare fraud defense, and complex commercial litigation matters. He represents and counsels US and international corporations and individuals in connection with civil and...Read more about Christopher G. Oprison here

Major Topics:

AI, Big Data and Cybersecurity

Blockchain

Tax Law Changes and the Impact on Litigation & Valuation

Forensic Investigations and Financial Crimes

Healthcare Valuation

Expert Testimony and Attorney/Judge Perspectives

Major Topics:

AI, Big Data and Cybersecurity

Blockchain

Tax Law Changes and the Impact on Litigation & Valuation

Forensic Investigations and Financial Crimes

Healthcare Valuation

Expert Testimony and Attorney/Judge Perspectives

Designed For:

CPAs with an interest in business valuation, litigation services and forensic accounting.

Prerequisties:

Some familiarity with valuation, litigation services and forensic accounting.

Accommodations:

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