Accountants' Liability 2017: Emerging Challenges Facing the Profession - Session 1

Run Time
62 Minutes
Veronica E. Callahan, Jay Clayton, Wesley R. Bricker
Class Type
On-Demand Training
Content Provider
American Law Institute CLE

Price $219.00

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Session 1 - Current Developments and Course Overview and Keynote Address A review of this year’s regulatory, litigation, and business trends affecting the accounting profession, as well as an overview of the issues to be examined in-depth at the course. Then join the Chairman of the SEC and the Chief Accountant as they engage in a fireside chat regarding the agency's latest policy initiatives and the priorities and challenges that lie ahead. View the recorded webcast series to hear a nationally recognized faculty of practitioners, general counsel, industry professionals, and SEC and PCAOB officials address critical practice issues, changing laws, principles, liabilities, and attitudes shaping the field of accountants’ liability today. Learn about valuable updates, strategies, and information, including: • Insights on SEC enforcement and SEC investigatory initiatives • Practical strategies for dealing with whistleblowers • Best practices when working with experts • Key PCAOB perspectives • Developments on the horizon and trends in audit-based litigation including filings data, settlement, and more Special Keynote Address with the Chairman of the SEC: Hear from Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant as they engage in a fireside chat regarding the agency’s latest policy initiatives and the priorities and challenges that lie ahead. This webcast is Session 1 of the series. Benefit from a wide range of perspectives on the changing laws, principles, and attitudes that shape the field of accountants’ liability. Get information and updates that will keep you ahead of the curve. This year’s panels will examine: • Hot trends emerging from recent PCAOB inspections, best practices when going through an inspection • Practical advice on litigating an accountants’ liability case from seasoned plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense counsel • Issues and strategies for using arbitration and mediation as dispute resolution tools • Best practices in identifying and addressing independence issues stemming from personal relationships, T&E, the performance of non-audit services and international affiliations and networks • Hot issues arising in professional practice from GAAP and GAAS • Current enforcement initiatives and trends by the SEC, including activity in the pre-Wells stage • Trends in litigation, the changing nature of the accounting issues at the center of that litigation • Latest updates on the SEC’s whistleblower program and the dangers presented by volatile situations Evolving ethical issues in advising accounting firm clients on document retention, discovery compliance, and information requests, as well as confidentiality.
See CLE State Accreditation for credit details.
If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys. Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via on-demand.
State Status Total Credits Type Of Credit Approved Thru
New HampshireApproved1.00General10/26/2020
New JerseyApproved1.00General10/26/2022
New YorkApproved1.00SkillsOn-going