Litigating Claims Against Accountants

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Course Description

This program was recorded on December 14th, 2017

Plaintiff attorneys are aggressively expanding claims against accountants because professional liability insurers are often there to "bail them out". This course will assist the plaintiff and defense lawyer in determining if the accountant has liability in areas that may be overlooked. Taught by an experienced accounting malpractice litigator and seasoned accounting malpractice expert, you will be introduced to common claims against accounting professionals, the responsibilities of accountants generally causing claims, decisions on who can make claims, damages that are many times overlooked, and other plaintiff and defense counsel issues such as statute of limitations, limitations of liability clauses, etc.



  • Terry Scannell
    Scannell Law emerged in 2008 from the depths of the “great recession”. Scannell Law's reputation of fiercely defending our clients in the courtroom has gotten around Oregon, leading to a steady growth by word of mouth of our clients. Scannell Law specializes in Civil Litigation, and we work very hard to provide you with the the legal outcome that you want and deserve. We understand that your optimum budget is zero, therefore, our objective is to provide you with a fast and thorough review of your legal situation in order to aid settlement or trial.
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    William Holmes
    William (Bill) Holmes has approximately 25 years of experience in public accounting and private industry. He began his career in Portland, Oregon at an international public accounting firm and was a corporate controller and principal accounting officer for a publicly traded international manufacturing and technology company. Mr. Holmes' past project experiences include all aspects of internal and external financial and public reporting, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting and forecasting, corporate and individual tax planning, bank and corporate finance, and investor relations
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    1. Overview of a claim against an accountant
    2. Deciding who can make claims
    3. Types of claims against an accountant
    4. Overview of common rule-making and governing bodies
    5. Standards that apply to common accounting engagements
    6. Common ethical duties of a certified public accountant
    7. Role of the CPA in detecting and communicating fraud and errors
    8. Damages
    9. Plaintiff and defense counsel issues