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Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop

Consultants' Training Institute
Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts®

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The highest growth areas in financial litigation are subject to their own variables that define the financial litigation consultant’s role in the matter and the scope of analysis. Further, the legal theories underlying the various types of financial litigation focus on key statutes and case law that define the scope of damages. Command of these fundamental concepts are key to producing credible financial litigation support services that will withstand the challenges of the litigation environment.

The Financial Litigation Consulting Professionals Workshop utilizes state-of-the-art training techniques to maximize learning and retention, teaches to the body of knowledge for financial litigation, and prepares attendees to pass the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) proctored exam:
  • Methodologies and approaches for calculating damages
  • Financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques
  • Skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries
  • Specialty areas of financial litigation practice

How You Will Benefit

After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the methodologies and approaches of financial forensics and how to integrate them in related proceedings
  • Differentiate between generally accepted financial forensic methodologies
  • Identify the elements of a report that meet the demands of the legal system
  • Recognize and avoid pitfalls of incorporating financial evidence in a legal proceeding
  • Recognize, implement, and apply legal concepts protocol to financial expert engagements
  • Identify the responsibilities of an expert, from retention through resolution of the proceeding
  • Specify the basics of the legal system and professional standards
  • Distinguish between the role of the financial forensics analyst as a testifying and/or consulting expert
  • Determine the conceptual types of lost profits, measures of loss, and methods to calculate lost profits
  • Distinguish between the different types of specific financial forensic engagements
  • Formulate effective and defensible lost profits and damages models in the context of litigation
  • Explain the role of the financial forensics analyst in the investigation, standard of care, and determination of damages
  • Employ proven techniques of practice management applicable to the financial forensics practice

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What You Will Cover

Day 1 A.M.: Professional Responsibilities, Practice Management, and Fundamental Forensic Knowledge

  • Explain the responsibilities of practicing in financial forensics
  • Apply the relevant legal principles to the application of financial forensics
  • Evaluate engagement acceptance, planning and preparation, forensic procedures, and tools and techniques
  • Summarize issues involved with civil litigation

Day 1 P.M.: Laws, Courts, and Dispute Resolution; Expert Deposition and Testimony

  • Distinguish between the various dispute resolutions
  • Differentiate between state and federal court
  • Describe what constitutes effective deposition and trial testimony
  • Differentiate  between good, better, and best answers to typical questions encountered in deposition

Day 2: Economic Damages Calculations

  • Distinguish the differences in measurements for patent, copyright, and trademark damages
  • Relate the legal principles and parameters to the presentation of business damages
  • Distinguish between approaches and methods to managing personal injury and wrongful death cases, and intellectual property damages
  • Carry out hands-on exercises relating to practical experience in the application of damages calculations
Day 3: Valuation and Family Law

  • Classify the fundamental principles underlying the valuation of business enterprises
  • Distinguish between appropriate valuation approaches for estate, gift, and transactional purposes, and appropriate methodology for dispute resolution purposes
  • Apply valuation and forensic methodology to the resolution of financial issues in family law matters
  • Define the standards and premise of the valuation, the valuation process and approaches, and issues surrounding financial statement analysis

Day 4: Financial Statement Misrepresentation and Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Response

  • Apply a proven methodology for the detection of financial statement misrepresentation
  • Employ generally accepted approaches to uncovering fraudulent transactions
  • Define the principles and procedures that may be employed to prevent fraud in the business environment
  • Recognize the nature and motivations for financial misrepresentation and types of fraudulent misstatements
  • Determine the elements of fraud risk assessment, identification, investigation, and corrective actions
  • Evaluate case studies that give insight into the practical experience and application of financial statement misrepresentation and fraud abuses

Day 5 A.M.: Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Reorganization

  • List and apply the principles that define a company as insolvent
  • Recognize and document fraudulent transfers
  • Specify the scope of tasks involved in bankruptcy, insolvency, and reorganization engagements
  • Formulate a plan for designing and implementing a turnaround strategy
  • Identify issues related to solvency tests, legal precedents, tax considerations, and core proceedings

Day 5 P.M.: Computer Forensic Analysis

  • Analyze how to identify, preserve, and handle evidence
  • Outline conditions that give rise to breaches in computer systems and the forensic techniques designed to detect and remedy them
  • Categorize types of cybercrime 

Who Should Attend
CPAs, valuation experts, economists, and other financial professionals who render services designed to assist in the resolution of legal disputes involving financial matters. This training is geared toward the seasoned practitioner and utilizes state-of-the-art training techniques to maximize learning and retention. Less seasoned practitioners have much to gain also, because this training—challenging as it is—will broaden their perspectives and tune their skills for working effectively with legal professionals. 

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Financial LItigation Consulting Professionals Workshop Faculty

To register, select the date and location you'd like to attend and click the "Register Online" button for our online event registration.  Contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 for questions or registration assistance.
 Six-Day Live Classroom Schedule  
          Register Early and SAVEEarly Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
  Dates Location   10% 5%
  October 29–November 3 Chicago, IL 8/31/2018 9/30/2018
  December 10–15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 9/30/2018 10/31/2018

Courses (Mon–Fri) generally begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:15 p.m.

 Five-Day Live Online Broadcast Schedule  
            Early Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
Dates Broadcast Location   10% 5%
October 29–November 2 Chicago, IL 8/31/2018 9/30/2018
December 10–14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 9/30/2018 10/31/2018

Courses (Mon–Fri) generally begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:15 p.m.

 CPE On-Demand Course  
30 Hrs
Price: $1,756/$1,580.40 Members (includes proctored MAFF certification exam) Purchase the On-Demand Course here.

The exam on Saturday starts at 8:00 a.m.  Please allow 5 ½ hours for completion depending on transition time in-between questions which does not count towards the total time allowed of five hours. 
This course is paperless.  Attendees will be provided a link to course material that will be used during the course, so attendees will need a laptop with Internet access.  The CTI will provide electric power and Internet access, but will not provide laptops.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless modem or hotspot device.

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Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)


Live Classroom or Online Broadcast Package: Five-day Workshop, plus MAFF Certification Exam ($300 off retail price) (40 Hrs CPE)
$3,575 $3,250
Five-day Workshop (40 Hrs CPE) $3,250 $2,925
MAFF Certification Exam $625 $625
First-year NACVA Membership $535  

CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group-Live
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught. 
Fields of Study Accounting 8
  Auditing 6
  Behavioral Ethics 2
  Business Law 3
  Communications and Marketing 2
  Information Technology 3
  Economics 3
  Finance 5
  Management Services 3
  Regulatory Ethics 2
  Taxes 3
Total CPE Hours   40

For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels and Fields of Study please click here.