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Addressing Corporate Wrongdoing: The Integration of Forensic Accounting and Computer Forensics

October 30, 2019
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST

DoubleTree Cleveland
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131
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Alicia Nevin
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In today’s business environment, corporate clients often find themselves in situations where they need litigation support or to conduct an investigation. Clients finding themselves in these crisis situations often ask how to address the situation and what actions need completed. This session will provide practical insights into the criticality of integrating the application of forensic accounting, including consideration of the impact to internal controls, and computer forensic techniques in today’s complex business environment to address litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance.

  • Garry Pate, Director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice.
  • Jim Carroll, Senior Manager in BDO’s Forensic Investigation and Litigation practice.
  • Brian Kirkpatrick, Managing Director in BDO’s Risk Advisory practice.
James Carroll
Litigation Manager
Jim Carroll is a Manager in BDO’s Pittsburgh Office. He has significant experience in fraud and forensic auditing/investigations, ethics and compliance reviews, fraud risk assessments, and the development and implementation of internal fraud audit/investigation units.

Mr. Carroll previously spent 10 years in the Internal Audit Investigations team at a Fortune 200 manufacturing company, of which he managed the group for five and implemented numerous process effectiveness and efficiency measures. The matters investigated covered areas such as damage calculations and recoveries from fraudulent billing schemes, employee misconduct, and highly sensitive senior/executive level employee investigations.
Brian Kirkpatrick
Managing Director,
Risk Advisory Services

Brian is a managing director in BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice. He has more than 18 years of experience in delivering internal audit, compliance, and consulting services and solutions to Fortune 500 and middle market companies. He has expertise in consulting and performing Internal Audit Services (including External Quality Assessment Reviews), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) including SOX Readiness and Compliance Management Services, Finance and Performance Management and Business Risk Assessments.
Brian’s clients include a variety of middle market and Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing & distribution, transportation, information technology (IT) services, energy and property management services.
Garry Pate
Forensic Technology Services
Garry Pate is a Director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice with more than 16 years of experience in digital forensics, cybersecurity, e-discovery, internal investigations, and database management. He works extensively with organizations, attorneys, law enforcement, and federal, state, and local governments.
Garry works closely in complex digital forensics and e-discovery – from collection through production – for matters that involve a range of issues, including intellectual property theft, business technology, copyrights, patents, and trademarks, as well as employment, environmental, and numerous other disputes. 
Course Learning Objectives 
  • Review forensic accounting techniques applied in litigation and internal investigation matters.
  • Discuss computer forensic techniques applied in litigation and internal investigation matters.
  • Recognize how the integration of forensic accounting and computer forensic techniques can enhance litigation and internal investigation efficiency.
  • Explain forensic accounting and computer forensic techniques using real-world case examples.
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Auditing
Program Level: Basic
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