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2012 LSU Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference


 
 
 
Details
Location:
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
Address:
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Registration
Who Should Attend:
Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, and other accounting and auditing professionals or educators.
Cost:
$300 for both days, $150 for one day
Additional Info:
16 CPE hours for both days, 8 CPE hours for one day. The two day conference qualifies for 13.5 CLE hours. If you would like to mail payment, please send to: Department of Accounting, Louisiana State University, 2800 Business Education Complex Baton Rouge, LA 70803
 
 
 
 
Agenda
 
Monday, July 23, 2012
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.


"Financial Statements are Written Confessions"
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Darrell Dorrell
Main Session

"Money Laundering" or "Healthcare Fraud"
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Michael R. Davis
Breakout Session

"Avoiding Accounting Malpractice"
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grady Hazel
Breakout Session

Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


"Fraud Prevention and Investor Protection"
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Pat Huddleston
Main Session

"Human Behavior, Fraud & Forensic Accounting"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Steven Bankler
Breakout Session

"Procurement Fraud & Bid Rigging"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Robinson
Breakout Session

 
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.


"The Confession Interview: Ethical, Legal, and Psychological Implications"
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Scott Porter
Main Session

"Lying to the Public: Covering Up Governmental Sins"
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Patricia Riddick
Breakout Session

"Litigation Services Best Practices"
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mark W. Shirley
Breakout Session

Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


"Nonprofit Fraud is Different: But the Same in All Entities"
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Douglass Ziegenfuss
Main Session

"Best Practices of Damages Litigation"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Vanessa Brown Claiborne
Breakout Session

"Continuous Auditing/Monitoring with ACL and IDEA"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Ronald J. Daigle
Breakout Session

 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
 
 
Darrell Dorrell
 

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, estate/gift taxes, family law, financial forensics, forensic accounting, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets, among others.

A nationally recognized speaker and author, Darrell has delivered more than 100 training presentations on forensic accounting-related topics during the last 5 years.  His presentations span 23 states (including 12 state CPA societies), Puerto Rico and Canada.  He has provided training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington  Bar Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA),  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Institute of Management Accountants, International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., and Turnaround Management Association.
 
Darrell has published more than 70 articles in the American Journal of Family Law, Business Appraisal Practice, CPA Journal, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, Litigation Counselor, National Litigation Consultants Review, Valuation Examiner, RIA's Valuation Strategies, and the United States Attorneys' Bulletin.  Additionally, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Business Week, IR Magazine, the Portland Oregonian, the Practical Accountant and "Drunkard’s Walk:  How Randomness Rules Our Lives," a New York Times best-seller, and authored the forensic accounting chapter in "Valuation for Dummies."  Also he has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) WYNC "RadioLab," the "Small Business Television" network, and the "First Business News Network Television."
 
His financial forensics, forensic accounting, investigative, litigation, valuation, fraud, and related expertise is extensive.  Most significantly, he developed the Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© (FA/IM©), and he co-authored for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) the March 2005, Vol. 53 No. 2 issue, i.e. Financial Forensics I - Counterterrorism: Conventional Tools for Unconventional Warfare, and the May 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3 issue Financial Forensics II - Forensic Accounting: Counterterrorism Tactical Weaponry.  Both issues are available via the public site: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/foiamanuals.html.  His book, "Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge" co-authored with Gregory A. Gadawski, was released March 6, 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pat Huddleston
CEO; Author and Former U.S. SEC Enforcement Branch Chief
 

Pat Huddleston is a former Enforcement Branch Chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the author of The Vigilant Investor. Pat has served as a court-appointed Receiver in three SEC fraud cases and succeeded in recovering assets that funded substantial distributions to defrauded investors. He has served as a court-appointed Receiver in two nationwide telemarketing cases for the Federal Trade Commission. He has also been appointed Chapter 11 Examiner by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, tasked with investigating self-dealing by officers and directors of a public company. He represents investors and serves as an expert witness in securities litigation and arbitration.

Pat’s desire to protect investors from the scams that crowd the investing landscape led him to found Investor's Watchdog LLC, ("IW") in 2006. Investor's Watchdog hosts a popular blog, investorswatchblog.com, which tracks breaking investment scams and teaches investors and financial advisers effective due diligence tactics.  Investor's Watchdog has conducted investigations for clients all over the world and helped save millions in assets that otherwise would have been lost to cleverly disguised frauds.
 
In addition to The Vigilant Investor; Pat has written for Risk Management, The Prosecutor, Benefits, Registered Rep, Physician’s Money Digest, Church Executive, Medical Life (Australia), and RIA Biz.  He appears frequently as a subject matter expert on television and radio. He has appeared on ABC News, CBS Moneywatch, Fox Business News, Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack, Chicago's Monsters and Money in the Morning, and local news programs in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Forbes, the Financial Times, Investment News and USA Today, among other publications. The Vigilant Investor has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom, in addition to the United States. In an endorsement on the back cover, Princeton Professor Burton Malkiel (author of the bestselling A Random Walk Down Wall Street), calls Pat "the investors' perfect teacher."


Michael R. Davis
 

Mr. Davis is a highly experienced trial attorney in both civil and criminal cases.  His experience in the criminal arena spans a wide variety of practice areas, including white collar fraud, public corruption bank fraud, tax crimes, health care, money laundering, and program fraud.  Mr. Davis' experience in civil cases is likewise diverse, including contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, shareholder/corporate breakups, insurer bad faith, and personal injury litigation.

Mr. Davis was a federal prosecutor for over ten years.  During his service in Los Angeles and Baton Rouge , Mr. Davis received numerous awards and distinctions, including an award in a tax fraud case from U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and a program fraud case from the Office of Inspector General, as well letters of commendation from federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Davis has worked on a multitude of high profile matters as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer.  His significant experience likewise extends to civil trials and litigation.  Mr. Davis also serves as general counsel and advisor for a number of businesses, including health care providers.

 


Scott Porter
CA.IFA
 

 ​Scott Porter, CA•IFA has been a Chartered Accountant since 2002. Mr. Porter has done multiple
presentations to forensic accountants across Canada on how to conduct effect interviews.
 
In January, 2012 Mr. Porter co-authored the article: "Teaching Interviewing Techniques
to Forensic Accountants is Critical", which was published in the Journal of Forensic & Investigative
Accounting. Mr. Porter is also a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.
 
Mr. Porter has been the Investigator of Professional Conduct at the ICAO for five years conducting
numerous interviews with Chartered Accountants alleged to have committed professional misconduct, including
fraud. Prior to that, Mr. Porter was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group and served at PwC for 8 years.


Mark W. Shirley
CPA
 

​Mark W. Shirley, CPA/ABV/CFF,CVA,CFFA, CFE is the Managing Partner of V & L Consultants, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA. His profession discipline and experience is in business valuation, forensic/investigative accounting, and financial analysis/modeling.

Technical and academic materials have been published by Wiley Law Publications, Aspen Legal Press and BVR including: Cost of Capital, 3rd, 4th Edition and 4th Ed. Workbook, and  BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill. Technical articles have been published in The Valuation Examiner, BewertungsPraktiker Nr., The Practical Accountant, CPA Litigation Services Counselor, The Gatekeeper Quarterly, and The Journal of Forensic Accounting.

Mr. Shirley has developed several training and continuing education courses for professional organization accrediting advanced accounting and finance disciplines.  Additionally, advanced training courses have been developed in applied statistics and financial modeling.

Mr. Shirley is an adjunct faculty member at the National Judicial College, University of Nevada Reno and on the Advisory Panel for Mdex Online; The Daubert Tracker, an online Daubert research data base.

Since 1996, Mr. Shirley has presented lectures in over 50 US Cities, Puerto Rico and Canada including AICPA, New York Society of CPAs, LCPA, NACVA, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Judicial College, LSU Law Center, FBI Academy and numerous civic and professional organizations. Expert witness testimony has been provided before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Louisiana District Courts, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribal Court, and local specialty courts.


Patricia Riddick
Former General Counsel
Department of Insurance
 

Before her retirement from state government in 2009, Patricia Riddick served as General Counsel of the Louisiana Department of Insurance for 15 years.  Her responsibilities included administrative and regulatory law; creation of administrative procedures and forms; creation of a litigation report and database for tracking administrative actions in the adjudicatory process; reorganization of the Fraud Section; fraud investigation; complex litigation, including cases involving constitutional, Public Records Act & confidentiality issues.  She represented the Department of Insurance in court cases and on federal law enforcement task forces, including the FBI Task Force on Health Care Fraud and the 18 USCA 1033 Task Force (dealing with felons in the insurance industry), and as liaison with federal law enforcement officials for insurance fraud trials.

 
She previously served as Senior Attorney for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions for five years, where she worked on federal and state financial institutions law and banking litigation; served as liaison with law enforcement officials on bank fraud cases; supervised complex case management; wrote enforcement orders; served as a hearing officer; wrote legal opinions on banks, S&L’s, LFFI’s, CU’s, BIDCOS, CAPCOS, savings banks, finance companies, licensed lenders, and other entities licensed by OFI.
 

Before that, she served as the attorney for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, where she represented most of its boards and commissions in administrative, as well as federal and state cases, involving agri-business law and prosecuted statutory violations in administrative hearings and court cases.

Mrs. Riddick received her B.A. in political science from ULL and her J.D. from LSU Law Center.  She has been a Certified Fraud Examiner for almost 20 years and has had extensive training in courses taught by the International Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Austin, TX, in addition to political science Ph.D. coursework at Columbia University, Tulane University and UNO.  Before working for state government, she was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Southern University, Baton Rouge.
 
She was admitted to the practice of law in 1983 and has practiced in Louisiana district courts, appellate courts and the Supreme Court; all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana; and the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
 

She has written and delivered numerous CLE papers on legal ethics and administrative law before sections of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Legislature and other regulatory and law enforcement groups.  She is currently researching and writing on legal ethics and mortgage fraud and serves on the Louisiana State Bar Association advisory sub-committee on ethics.


Steven Bankler
President; CPA, PFS, Cr.FA, CFF
 

Steven Bankler was the Sole Investigative Accountant for the US Senate  providing expert tax and accounting services to the Special Whitewater Committee. He was also a pro bono consultant to the US Senate Banking Committee's inquiry into Swiss banks' involvement in the Holocaust victims' assets. Steven has reviewed all US Presidents' Income Tax Returns from President George H.W. Bush (1990) thru President Obama (2010) for Tax Notes Today (National Technical Tax Magazine), and he has quoted Opinions on Tax Matters for various National Media (NBC-TV, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, etc.).


Elizabeth Robinson
 

Elizabeth has over 11 years of experience where she leverages her legal, accounting and compliance background working with various clients to conduct risk and compliance assessments,  forensic investigations and transactional and financial statement analyses. Elizabeth has a unique area of focus with respect to consideration of environmental matters as they relate to financial statement disclosures and accruals and internal audits. She is also actively leading forensic investigations, FCPA investigations, securities litigation, and litigation support engagements across various risk areas.

Elizabeth’s prior professional experience includes practicing as a securities attorney where she  analyzed financial statements, notes to the financial statements and management disclosure and analysis within the Form 10-Ks, as well as other filings with the SEC, of various public companies for potential misstatements. Additionally, prior to entering the practice of law, she worked for a public accounting organization where she provided services to a major commercial real estate organization and a public manufacturing organization.  She was also involved in the development of regulatory compliance procedures at a major university.

Elizabeth holds a BS in accounting and finance, a Juris Doctorate, and an LLM (Masters of Law).  She is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas and is a member of the AICPA. She is also a licensed non-practicing attorney in the state of New York and a member of the ABA.


Douglas Ziegenfuss
Associate Professor
 

​Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss is Professor and Chair of the Accounting Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he also teaches auditing courses. For the past ten years he has taught a graduate course in "Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting." He is a CPA,  CFE,  Cr.FA, and CFFP among other certifications.

Dr. Ziegenfuss has eight years of auditing experience principally in the Public Utility and Waste Management industries. He successfully completed three fraud investigations during this time.

He has authored or co-authored three books and twenty-five articles on audit and forensic accounting related subjects. Larry Crumbley, John O'Shaunesey, and he co-authored, "The Big R," a forensic accounting instruction novel.

In 1992, Dr. Ziegenfuss and nine other CFEs founded the Hampton Roads Chapter, ACFE. He has served as chapter president twice. For the past 20 years he has coordinated the Chapter's annual Williamsburg Fraud Conference that is recognized as one of the top regional conferences for CFE's and forensic accountants. 

In 1996, Dr. Ziegenfuss won the Leon R. Radde Award as the Institute of Internal Auditor's Educator of the Year. Dr. Ziegenfuss has won his college's teaching and service awards and three other teaching awards. He also won an honorable mention award for writing one of the top thirty papers for the CIA Exam. Dr. Ziegenfuss was recognized in 1997 by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants as their "Outstanding Accounting Educator." In 2005-2011, Virginia Business recognized Dr. Ziegenfuss as a "Super CPA" educator. He has also won a certificate of achievement from the ACFE.


Vanessa Brown Claiborne
 

Ms. Claiborne, a Licensed Certified Public Accountant, has been associated with chaffe & Associates, Inc. since 1987. As president, she specializes in business valuations primarily for estate and gift taxes and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), GAAP fair value reporting and shareholder transactions and restructuring. Ms. Claiborne is Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has received her designation as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and her M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. ​

Ms. Claiborne is an active member in numerous professional organizations and has served in leadership roles in the following organizations: International Board of Governors of the American Society of Appraisers, New Orleans Chapter of the ASA, Tax Committee of the New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, and on the Global Board and Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. She currently serves on the boards of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council and Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Ms. Claiborne is a member of the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, the Louisiana Coalition for Capital, and the Cornerstone Council of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. She is frequently requested to address groups of Certified Public Accountants and business owners on topics related to business valuations. In addition, she has been called as an expert witness in tax and commercial litigation cases.


Ronald J. Daigle
 

Ronny Daigle is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University. Prior to that, he served on the faculty at Louisiana State University. He is a Case Study Facilitator in the LSU Center for Internal Auditing.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama, Masters in Accounting from Texas Tech University, and PhD in Accounting from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Alabama. His teaching interests are in Accounting Information Systems and Auditing. His research interests include Continuous Auditing and Judgment and Decision Making Issues. His work has been published in a variety of academic, educational and practitioner journals.


Grady R. Hazel
Grady R. Hazel
 

Grady R. Hazel is currently serving as a liaison for the AICPA with firms that are 101 to 500 in size.  Prior to working for the AICPA, Grady was the Executive  Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs for 17 years.  Grady also served as the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for eight years. Grady worked for the school system for 23 years. 

Grady received his undergraduate degree and MBA degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  Grady and wife Cindy have two daughters Kelly and Ashley and four grandchildren.


 
 
 
 
 
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