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19th Annual ALI-ABA Course of Study: Accountants' Liability

May 3, 2007 - May 4, 2007
Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA

This annual course of study, comprising more than 14 hours of instruction, provides an overview of the changing principles that govern the field of accountants' liability, with particular emphasis on the recent developments that have occurred in the wake of the major corporate failures that have been linked to fraudulent financial reporting. Topics include:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley and its aftermath;
  • the SEC, PCAOB, and FASB;
  • control reporting;
  • inspections and discipline;
  • recent case law developments;
  • increased regulatory activity at the federal and state level;
  • an overview of frequently litigated accounting issues;
  • the response of the profession and self-regulatory organizations to recent events;
  • liability for non-traditional services; and
  • practical tips offered from both the plaintiff and the defense perspectives.

The program also includes segments on preparation for, and trial of, an accountants' liability case.

The faculty includes experienced attorneys, accountants, insurance industry representatives, and current and former officials from the SEC, FASB, and PCAOB. Ample opportunity is provided to address written questions submitted by the registrants.

For additional program information and registration click here.

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