ALI CLE to Offer an In-Depth Course on Enforcement and Litigation Risks in Accountants' Liability

Aug 04, 2015, 12:28 ET from American Law Institute CLE

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education is pleased to announce the return of Accountants' Liability: Confronting Enforcement and Litigation Risks, the event for accountants, their advisers, and those who regulate them. Set in Washington, DC, this program will provide up to 14 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of ethics and will be held Thursday - Friday, October 1 - 2, 2015.

This year's program features a keynote address from Jay Hanson, a board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), as well as a panel on the PCAOB inspection process featuring Jeanette Franzel, PCAOB board member, and Helen Munter, PCAOB Director of the Division of Registration and Inspections.

The course is taught by over 40 speakers comprised of senior staff from the SEC and PCAOB, leading practitioners and consultants, and accounting firm in-house counsel. Together, they cover important topics such as the impact of the Supreme Court's Omnicare decision on the scope of auditor liability, accountants' duties under Section 10A of the Exchange Act, the SEC's increasing use of the administrative proceeding forum for enforcement actions, and issues arising from parallel regulatory proceedings and civil litigation against accounting firms.

"This program is a favorite for accounting professionals and counsel who wish to stay abreast of recent developments and trends.  I am particularly pleased that Jay Hanson, a board member of the PCAOB, has agreed to be our keynote speaker and to offer his unique perspectives from his many years at the organization" said co-planning chair Veronica E. Rendón Callahan of Arnold & Porter LLP in New York. "Everyone who attends should come away with valuable insights and a deeper understanding of the challenges that are confronting accounting firms of all sizes."

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