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2013 Fraud and Forensic Conference



Details
Location:
Crowne Plaza
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, attorneys, and other accounting and auditing professionals or educators.
Cost:
$300 for both days (16 CPE Hours), $150 for one day (8 CPE Hours), lunch included
The two day conference qualifies for 13.5 CLE hours.
Additional Info:
Please make checks payable to "Department of Accounting" and mail your payment to:
Department of Accounting
Louisiana State University
2800 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Credit cards not accepted

Hotel: A special rate of $93/night (+ tax) has been set up at the Crowne Plaza for conference attendees.
To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 225-925-2244 and identify yourself as an attendee of the “Fraud and Forensic Conference” or click here and enter the dates, and under “Have a Group Code?” enter FFT.
To receive the special rate, reservations need to be made by Friday, June 27, 2014. Any reservations made after that date may still be able to get the discounted rate, but it will be based upon availability.

Online registration will close on July 24, 2014.
Must cancel by July 17 to receive a full refund. To cancel, call 225-578-6202.
 
 
 
 
Agenda
 
Monday, July 29, 2013
 
 
Introduction
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.



Mortgage Fraud
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
William Black
Main Session


Fighting Fraud in Governmental Entities
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Allen Brown
Breakout Session


Single Business Enterprise - Facts and Fallacies
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mark Shirley
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Sniffing Out Fraudulent Documents
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Tim Louwers
Main Session


Procurement Fraud in Government Entities
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jeff N. Aucoin
Breakout Session


Understanding and Calculating Lost Profits Damage
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holly Sharp
Breakout Session


 
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
 
 
Introduction
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.



Enterprise Risk Management
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Cindy Sobieski
Main Session


Terrorist Financing
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Elliott Leary
Breakout Session


Offshore Havens, Foreign Bank Accounts, and Other Tax Schemes
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
James S. Henry
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.



The 10 Forensically GAAP Assumptions
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Joseph R. Petrucelli
Main Session


Forensic Data Mining
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chris Peters
Breakout Session


Understanding and Calculating Economic Damages
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Robert Newman, Stephen Barnes
Breakout Session


 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
 
Day One (7/29/2013)
 
William Black
William Black
Associate Professor of Economics and Law
 
Bill Black is an associate professor of economics and law. He was the executive director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. He previously taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and at Santa Clara University, where he was also the distinguished scholar in residence for insurance law and a visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
 
Professor Black was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the FSLIC, SVP and general counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and senior deputy chief counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. He was deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement.
 
His book, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (University of Texas Press 2005), has been called “a classic.” Professor Black recently helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and served as an expert for OFHEO in its enforcement action against Fannie Mae’s former senior management.
He teaches white-collar crime, public finance, antitrust, law and economics, and Latin American development.

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Allen Brown
Assistant Legislative Auditor
Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office
 
Allen is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a CPA and CFE.  He currently serves as Assistant Legislative Auditor for Local Government Services for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office.   As such, he is also over the Compliance Service Area which addresses fraud throughout the state.  In his career with this office he has   participated in over 250 fraud investigations.  

Allen also served eight years as director of internal audit for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, a system with 48 campuses throughout the state.  In addition, Allen was also Practice Leader for Forensic and Investigative Services for the firm of Deloitte & Touche.  While with Deloitte & Touche he directed projects in the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Bermuda, Morocco and England.  Allen also worked with one of the major US law firms in three major suites involving the tobacco industry.

As a faculty member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners he has taught courses on fraud investigations throughout the United States and the Caribbean.  Some notable entities he has taught classes for include Disney, Depository Trust Clearing Corporation (back office operation of the New York Stock Exchange), University of Virginia, and the United Nations.

Mark Shirley
Mark Shirley
Managing Partner
 
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.

Elliot Leary
Elliott Leary
Managing Director
 
Elliott Leary is a CPA/CFF who has over 30 years of experience conducting high profile investigations as a Special Agent with the FBI and as the KPMG Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C., Forensic Practice. He performs fraud and misconduct investigations and risk assessments for leading national and multi-national corporations as well as for public and not-for-profit entities. Elliott assists clients in the prevention and deterrence of fraud through the evaluation, development and implementation of anti-fraud programs and controls.

Jeff Aucoin
Jeff N. Aucoin
Partner
 
Jeff serves as a fraud, forensic and litigation services partner at HORNE LLP. He has managed numerous fraud investigations including embezzlement schemes, insurance fraud, employee theft and misappropriation of assets. He also provides litigation support services for economic damage claims, document management engagements and bankruptcy matters.
 
Jeff joined HORNE in 2010. He frequently presents to local and regional audiences on the topics of fraud and forensic accounting and also advises clients on how to mitigate fraud losses through anti-fraud programs and enhanced internal controls.
 
Jeff is Certified in Financial Forensics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy, with a focus in internal audit, from Louisiana State University.

Holly Sharp
Holly Sharp
Director
 
Holly Sharp is a Certified Public Accountant and Director with LaPORTE CPAs and Business Consultants.  She is an adjunct professor of taxation at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.  She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics.  She received a Masters of Science in Tax Accounting from the University of New Orleans in 1981 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Tulane University in 1979.
 
She provides consulting services for individuals, corporations and other entities in areas of taxation, financial planning, estate planning and business succession planning.  Her litigation experience includes testimony and forensic accounting services in accounting, financial, economic and business issues.  She has written articles for publications such as The Practical Accountant, The Tax Advisor, CPA Expert, and CPA Litigation Services Counselor  She authored Calculation of Damages from Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Employment Discrimination, AICPA Consulting Services Practice Aid 98-2 (AICPA 1999) and Measuring Damages Involving Individuals: A CPA’s Litigation Service Guide with Case Studies (AICPA 2004).  She also authored Introduction to Litigation Services and Lost Profit Damage Calculation for Bisk Education, Inc., 2005.  She is a frequent lecturer on tax, estate planning, litigation and forensic accounting topics before national, state and local forums.

 
 
Day Two (7/30/2013)
 
Cindy Sobieski
Cindy Sobieski
Partner
 
Cindy currently works internationally identifying, evaluating, managing, and mitigating professional services risks for the worldwide network of Deloitte Member Firms.  As a Global Risk Management Partner, she consults and develops positions and policies on practice protection, enterprise and risk management and provides oversight and support of risk priorities and initiatives.
 
Cindy is a CPA and has been a member of the accounting profession for over 30 years. She began her career as a staff auditor with Deloitte and was assigned increasing responsibilities progressing to partnership. Her experiences include being a Lead Client Service Partner providing professional services to large, multinational clients and  leading engagement teams conducting audits, due-diligence and regulatory filings.  In addition to direct client service, Cindy has also held leadership and management roles.
 
As the National Accounting Communications & Standards Partner, Cindy created and managed group development and coordination of firm positions and responses on emerging accounting issues and proposals of standard setting bodies. Cindy also was a National Accounting & Financial Reporting Consultation Partner where she supported and provided counsel to engagement teams on accounting and financial reporting issues encountered during client audits. In this role, she participated on FASB working groups and projects. Additionally, Cindy designed and delivered the Technical Excellence case studies learning programs for audit partners and managers used in the Deloitte-sponsored Trueblood Seminar and Case Study Series - pedagogical faculty tool for accounting professors.
 
Besides working in public accounting; Cindy is an Accounting Advisory Board Member for Post University where she is on the adjunct faculty and teaches accounting and auditing courses. She is a demonstrated leader with a history of developing new competencies and proficiencies. Cindy is a role model and mentor helping and motivating others to realize their professional aspirations.
 
Cindy’s professional activities include memberships in AICPA, State Societies, American Accounting Association, and various civic organizations.

Tim Louwers
Tim Louwers
Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business
 
Professor Louwers teaches Auditing, Advanced Auditing, and Fraud Prevention and Detection at James Madison University where he holds the Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business.  He has previously taught at Louisiana State University and the University of Houston.  Professor Louwers received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Citadel and his Ph.D. from Florida State University.  The Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) recognized his doctoral dissertation examining the link between going concern opinions and auditors’ loss functions as the 1994 Outstanding Dissertation.  Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in public accounting with KPMG specializing in financial, governmental, and information systems auditing.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (South Carolina and Virginia), a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, as well as Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).  

Professor Louwers’ research interests include fraud and forensic issues, auditors' reporting decisions, and ethical issues facing the accounting profession.  He has authored or co-authored 13 books (including a best-selling auditing textbook) and over 40 articles, monographs, and columns on a wide range of accounting, auditing, and technology-related topics, including publications in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Decision Sciences, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal and Today's CPA.  Some of his works have been reprinted in Russian and Chinese. 

Professor Louwers is currently the President of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA.  He has also previously served as President of the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations (ABO) section of the AAA, coordinated two AAA Research on Accounting Ethics Symposiums, served as Chair of the AAA Professionalism and Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the Trueblood Seminar for Faculty Committee, and coordinated both the Auditing Section’s and the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section’s programs for multiple AAA Annual Meetings.  He has been elected by the AAA Council to serve on the Nominating Committee to choose the organization’s officers.  He also has served in leadership positions for the Baton Rouge Chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), as well as the Texas Society of CPAs, the Houston Chapter of CPAs, the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Society of CPAs, and the Greenville (SC) Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.  He currently sits on the AICPA’s Auditing SubCommittee for the Uniform CPA Examination and has worked with KPMG as an External Instructor training new hires.  

Professor Louwers is a respected lecturer on auditing, fraud, and technology-related issues. He has received research excellence awards from the University of Houston and Louisiana State University, teaching excellence awards from the University of Houston and Louisiana State University, and service awards from James Madison University and Louisiana State University (LSU 2004-2005 Faculty Advisor of the Year).  He has appeared on both local and national television news broadcasts (MSNBC, CNN), often commenting on forensic-related issues. 

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James S. Henry
 

Joe Petrucelli
Joseph R. Petrucelli
Founding Partner
 
Joseph R. Petrucelli is the founding Partner of PP&D Accounting Services, Inc., where he provides various types of forensic accounting, tax, and consulting services. Included in these services is testifying and preparing for trial as a qualified expert on numerous cases. He also formed Fraud Forces, LLC, where he provides fraud training, and prevention/detection and investigative services for professionals. A noted author of “Detecting Fraud in Organizations - Techniques, Tools, and Resources” published by Wiley. Developed and approved CLE courses for attorney continuing education with New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and Supreme Court of New Jersey Board. He presents and is developing continuing education and outreach courses for various organizations. He is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the states of New York and New Jersey, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), a Certified Financial Forensic Analyst (CFFA), Public School Accountant (PSA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Mr. Petrucelli held a New Jersey banking license and now holds a loan solicitor license in New York and New Jersey. He is also a recognized HUD Direct Endorsed Underwriter, and a former New Jersey Real Estate Commissioner (prior to serving on the Real Estate Commission he held a New Jersey realtor license). Recently he has been approved to be a New Jersey Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor. He has also served as an appointed Federal receiver for various Federal and Supreme Court Justices in New Jersey.

Mr. Petrucelli has been teaching as an adjunct Professor at the College of Staten Island since 2008. He has taught accounting and taxation related courses as well as served as an academic advisor. Recently he assisted in developing a 700 Level Forensic Accounting graduate class for the College of Staten Island. In addition to the development of the college forensic class, he was part of the development team for the Fraud Risk Management and Detection certification curriculum for the Consultants Training Institute (CIT), a division of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).

Mr. Petrucelli graduated from Kean College in Union, New Jersey with a B.S. in Economics and a concentration in accounting. He is currently a member of the Money Laundering Task Force committee created by the New York State Society of CPAs. He also has served on the Edison Chamber of Commerce as a Trustee.

Currently, Mr. Petrucelli is a member of the Edison Finance Committee in New Jersey where he assists council members with the municipal budget. He has worked with many nonprofits and other organizations. Various Mayors of New Jersey have appointed Mr. Petrucelli as a special financial adviser. Mr. Petrucelli has also been appointed as the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) labor council forensic accountant and has represented many FOPs and Police Benevolent Associations (PBAs) throughout the state of New Jersey as a testifying Forensic Accountant Expert at the local, county, and state levels.

Mr. Petrucelli is an avid guitar player, father of two and has been happily married for 26 years. One of his favorite sayings is, “the more opportunities we explore, the more chances we have for success.”

Chris Peters
Chris Peters
Partner
 
Chris Peters, CFE, MBA is the founder of GPS Consultants, LLC.  Prior to starting GPS in May 2011, Peters was the Chief Financial Officer for one of the largest home remodeling companies in the country.  As a CFO, Peters focues on improving the company's existing operations in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Houst, and Tampa markets; and also spearheaded the company's expansion into two new markets: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (acquisition) and Philidelphia, PA (start-up).
 
Prior to his CFO position, Peters worked for a regional CPA firm where he focused on advising clients with improving the business operations through forensic accounting, internal auditing, litigation support, data analysis, strategic planning, and business valuation.
 
Peters graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a degree in Management & Entrepreneurship.  After graduation, Peters joined the Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC) as a graduate assistant/small business consultant for the LSU Small Business Development Center.  As a graduate assistant, Peters advised and assisted small business and entrepreneurs with perparing business plans and financial projects used for raising capital to start and/or grow their businesses.  During this time, Peters obtained his Masters of Business Administration in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the LSU Flores MBA Program, and was awarded the LBTC Graduate Assitant of the Year honor.

Robert Newman
Robert Newman
Department Chair
 
Robert Newman is the Gulf Coast Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Distinguished Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Louisiana State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980. From 1976 to 1979 he was Economic Consultant at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California. Professor Newman joined the faculty at LSU in 1983 after teaching at the University of British Columbia and the Miami University. 

Professor Newman’s primary teaching and research interest are labor economics and public policy issues. He currently serves as editor of the Journal of Labor Research. He is the author of Growth in the American South (NYU Press) and has published extensively in profession’s leading journals.
 
Professor Newman also serves as a private economic and statistics consultant. His consulting activities include serving as an economics consultant to several major law firms and corporations on issues related to earnings and compensation policies, job market discrimination cases, and other related employment issues. In addition, for several years Professor Newman served as a consultant to major pharmaceutical companies dealing with federal and state prescription drug policies. 

Stephen Barnes
Stephen Barnes
Director
 
Stephen Barnes is the Director of the LSU Division of Economic Development and an Assistant Professor-Research in the LSU Department of Economics. Dr. Barnes earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and worked at a private consulting firm specializing in litigation support in Connecticut and Dallas prior to joining the faculty at LSU in 2009. Dr. Barnes has publications on the impact of the labor force on health insurance coverage. In addition, Dr. Barnes has published numerous reports on health insurance, labor market conditions, and employment projections through the LSU Division of Economic Development.

 
 
 
 
 
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