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  • Tuesday, June 25 | 1:50–3:05 PM


    CPE: 1.5

    Level: Intermediate

    Recommended Prerequisites: Experience in investigations, audit or accounting

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    In September 2015 the external auditor of the City of South Mountain suspended its audit and refused to issue a report due to irregularities involving two city contractors. The matter was referred to a fraud examiner to resolve the issues identified by the external auditor.

    This session presents inside information regarding techniques and approaches employed in the fraud examination of two government contractors, for a small municipality in Southern California. Detailed analysis and explanations will give deep insight into the forensic examination, approach and presentation. In addition, this session will address the format and content of the forensic report and other communications with city management and counsel. Legal aspects and evidentiary requirements for forensic audits will be discussed, as will defenses and counterattacks to forensic findings and professional opinions.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify challenges and pitfalls when dealing with government clients
    • Recognize specific procedures for forensic analysis and presentation in government engagements
    • Assess legal issues and evidentiary benchmarks for government engagements
    • Compare challenges and defenses to forensic evidence and professional findings in government engagements

    David Wall, J.D., CFE, CPA

    Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

    David Wall has been employed in the areas of financial investigation and fraud examination in Southern California for more than 25 years. Wall is a fraud specialist, with credentials as a certified public accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed attorney.


    Wall is a principal in the forensics practice of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, a top-ten public accounting firm with offices nationwide. Wall leads forensic investigations in governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and middle-market corporations. He represents a number of prosecutorial offices, including the Riverside County District Attorney, and works on behalf of private litigants in state and federal litigation involving fraud, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer and similar claims.


    His specialties include the acquisition, reconstruction and analysis of financial records, and the presentation of observations and opinions to judges and juries.

  • David Wall, J.D., CFE, CPA

    Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

    David Wall has been employed in the areas of financial investigation and fraud examination in Southern California for more than 25 years. Wall is a fraud specialist, with credentials as a certified public accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed attorney.


    Wall is a principal in the forensics practice of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, a top-ten public accounting firm with offices nationwide. Wall leads forensic investigations in governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and middle-market corporations. He represents a number of prosecutorial offices, including the Riverside County District Attorney, and works on behalf of private litigants in state and federal litigation involving fraud, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer and similar claims.


    His specialties include the acquisition, reconstruction and analysis of financial records, and the presentation of observations and opinions to judges and juries.

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