Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM
Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of auditors’ responsibilities
Field of Study: Auditing
This session will explore trends in accounting malpractice claims. It will dig into legal cases against third parties to recover losses caused by the failure to detect fraud. A must-attend session for CFEs who want to expand their practices beyond resolving allegations of fraud — and for auditors who want to avoid a malpractice claim. Practical and legal considerations differ, so this session will review legal considerations that are often misunderstood.
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President, Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC
Ralph Q. Summerford is the President of Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., a firm of fraud and forensic investigators headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, recognized as one of the top forensic firms in the United States. Summerford and his team of professionals specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, computer forensics, expert witness services, fraud examination, business valuations and litigation consulting.
Summerford works primarily in the area of forensic accounting, fraud examination and bankruptcy. He works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; corporate boards and audit committees; insurance company special investigation units; government inspector generals; and governmental agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Pension Benefit and Guaranty Corporation.
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