LIVE STREAM: 2020 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference (LS13020)

Thursday, September 24, 2020 / Atlanta, GA

CPAs are responsible for detecting and preventing fraud by assessing accounting systems for weaknesses, creating and overseeing internal controls and managing the degree of organizational fraud risk. Make sure you have adequate risk protocols in place, especially during this time of rapid change.

Virtual attendance allows us to bring quality education to you in the safety and comfort of your home. Learn the latest trends in fraud, including Ethical Considerations for CPAs, the Small Business Reorganization Act, Estate Fraud & Elder Abuse, Cybersecurity in the New Normal and Financial Institution Litigation Stemming From COVID-19 and The CARES Act.


Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #LS13020

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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At the 2020 Virtual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, learn best practices from local and national experts on essential techniques and strategies to help you effectively monitor your organization.

Receive 4.5 A&A, 3.5 General hours of CPE. In addition, this year we are offering a session from the Business Learning Institute that may qualify for Ethics credit. Attendees will have to self-report as GSCPA will only be able to file the A&A credit.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available for download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information about eMaterials, visit

Thursday, September 24, 2020


Welcome & Announcements

A - Case Study: Time to Pay the Grill (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Paul D. Dopp, CPA, ABV,CFF,CVA
Principal / GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group , Atlanta, GA

In a first-of-its-kind U.S. litigation, a Chinese Bankruptcy Administrator of a bankrupt gas grill manufacturer hired U.S. based lawyers and forensic accountants and sued its U.S. parent company and owners for unpaid invoices in excess of $20 million. Learn about the role and findings of the forensic accountants and the strange twist of events during the trial that did not fool the jury. 


B - Ethical Considerations for CPAs (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Jennifer Louis
Emergent Solutions Group , Charlotte, NC

Every CPA must comply with the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct, whether in public practice or industry. Review the core principles underlying these ethical requirements, share common dilemmas faced by CPAs and provide tips for how threats can be safeguarded to an acceptable level.


C - Small Business Reorganization Act Credits: 1.0 GN

Doroteya N. Wozniak, J.D.
James Bates Brannan Groover LLP , Atlanta, GA

In August 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”), which created a new subchapter (“Subchapter V”) under the Bankruptcy Code, was enacted into law. The SBRA became effective on February 19, 2020. Receive a summary of SBRA provisions as well as changes made as part of the CARES Act. Also, the presentation will focus on recent case law interpreting the SBRA and filing trends.


D - Estate Fraud and Elder Abuse (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Amanda Riedling, J.D.
Georgia Wills, Trusts, and Probate Firm, LLC , Marietta, GA

Financial abuse of the elderly and estate fraud is running rampant in our country. It is slowly getting attention from prosecutors and legislators, but we still have a long way to go. It is a misconception that a person must be incapacitated entirely to be taken advantage of, unduly influenced or financially abused. We will explore the various ways people (especially the elderly) can be financially abused (including estate fraud), how to spot it and tips for preventing it.


E - Cybersecurity in the New Normal Credits: 1.5 GN

Keith Wojcieszek
Kroll , Washington Dc, DC

Kevin Mekler
Mullen Coughlin LLC , Palm Harbor, FL

Cyber threats under optimal circumstances are challenging to identify and prevent, and if unchecked can cause significant disruption and harm. In 2020, companies were thrust into operating remotely under less than optimal circumstances, without adequate time and preparation. Many companies have adopted the remote workforce model as the new normal without revisiting and adjusting their cybersecurity posture. Address the current threat trends, how they impact businesses in the new normal and how businesses can best protect themselves against the primary attack vectors.


F - Financial Institution Litigation Stemming From COVID-19 and The CARES Act Credits: 1.0 GN

Naveen Ramachandrappa
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Review the CARES Act and other laws relating to the impact of COVID-19 on financial institutions, including existing regulations and pending litigation. Also, analyze future trends and anticipated developments in regulation and litigation affecting financial institutions pertaining to COVID-19 and the CARES Act and potential future statutory developments.


Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000


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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 9/21/2020)