• Events

    BDO events bring our community together in an online and offline setting
    to connect with each other and share insights into the topics and trends.

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

December 10, 2019
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST

Duquesne Club
Walnut Room
325 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
get directions

Mindy Millanti
(412) 315-2281
  • Summary
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
Please join BDO Advisory for a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring Continuing Legal Education. 
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.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - 

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM -
James-Carroll.jpgJames A. Carroll, CPA/CFF, CFE, CRMA, MBA, MS
Senior Manager | Forensic Investigations & Litigation Services 
(412) 315-2520 | [email protected]

Jim is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Forensic Investigations & Litigation Services (FILS) Advisory practice. He has over eighteen (18) years of experience, with expertise in fraud and forensic accounting investigations including highly sensitive senior/executive level employee investigations, forensic accounting analyses, ethics and compliance reviews, economic damage analysis and quantification, including damages involving individuals (e.g., past/future losses), and other financial issues, including damage quantifications and analyses related to Robinson-Patman Act matters.
Mr. Carroll previously spent 10 years in the Internal Audit Investigations team at a Fortune 200 manufacturing company, handling damage calculations and recoveries from fraudulent billing schemes, employee misconduct investigations, and highly sensitive senior/executive level employee investigations. His prior corporate experience also includes positions at large international companies in the life sciences and financial services sectors, providing internal investigation, internal audit, and financial reporting control services.
His experience includes discovery, deposition and trial assistance, calculation of economic damages, including damages involving individuals (e.g., past/future losses), forensic accounting analyses in litigation and non-litigation matters, as well as other dispute forums, and advising clients related to internal fraud preventative and detective controls.

Gary-Pate.jpgGarry Pate, EnCE
Director | Technology and Business Transformation Services
(703) 770-6393 | [email protected]

Garry Pate is a Director in the firm’s Technology and Business Transformation Services practice with more than 18 years of experience in digital forensics, cyber security, information governance, e-discovery, internal investigations, and database management. He works extensively with organizations, attorneys, law enforcement and federal, state, and local governments.
Garry specializes in complex digital forensics, e-Discovery, and cyber security for matters that involve a range of issues, including intellectual property theft, business technology, copyrights, patents, trademarks, as well as employment, environmental, data breach, and numerous other disputes.
Garry has held several positions managing digital forensic and e-discovery projects, including most recently as director within the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group of Stout, Risius, Ross (SRR) in Washington, D.C. and, prior to that, as an IT specialist with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he was a founding member of the computer forensic laboratory analysis team. Garry has worked on numerous high-profile matters, including the SEC v. Enron and the United States v. Moussaoui, and has served as an expert witness providing testimony on forensic analysis on a broad spectrum of subject matters.

Brian-Kirkpatrick.jpgBrian L. Kirkpatrick, MBA, CIA, CRMA
Managing Director | Risk Advisory Services
(412) 315-2317 | [email protected]

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.

Prior to joining BDO, Brian was previously with a Big Four public accounting firm, providing internal audit services to various middle market and global diversified companies.