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Financial Litigation Specialty Webinars

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

Unlike most financial litigation training that tends to be general in scope, these programs are a deep dive into methodologies, approaches, investigative techniques, communication skills, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial litigation analysts.


NEW! Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

This specialty track focuses on the elements and process of calculating damages in cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. Damages covered include: lost earnings or lost economic support, lost benefits, lost future medical expenses, and lost household services. The course focuses on the most recent literature and sources of information on multiple topics in these areas.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Calculate a but-for earnings stream
  • Calculate benefit rates
  • Calculate worklife expectancy
  • Determine appropriate discount rates
  • Determine appropriate tax rates
  • Summarize offsetting lost earnings with mitigating earnings
  • Calculate the value of personal consumption
  • Determine the present value of future medical expenses
  • Identify and valuing lost household services

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Intro to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: Economic Theory, Law, and Finance
Part 2: Calculating Damages in Personal Injury I
Part 3: Calculating Damages in Personal Injury II
Part 4: Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death I
Part 5: Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death II
 
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.

Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)

Non-Member

Member
 
Five-day Live Online Webinar (15 Hrs CPE)
$720 $648
 
Webinar CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group Internet-Based
Program Level Basic
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing. 
Fields of Study Accounting 15
Total CPE Hours   15

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

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Commercial Damages and Lost Profits

This specialty track focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of business damages measurement, including: alternative approaches and methodologies, notable code sections and case law, foundational evidence and research sources, and reporting guidelines and strategies embraced by the most effective business damages experts.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Apply the traditional methodologies used for economic damages
  • Explore and evaluate alternative approaches in the measurement of damages
  • Apply models used in the measurement and presentation of economic damages
  • Identify sources of information, economic, and industry data
  • Integrate the use of statistical and economic concepts into damages models
  • Discuss case law that impacts damages measurement

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Elements of Lost Profits and Introduction to Lost Profits
Part 2: Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 1
Part 3: Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 2
Part 4: Lost Profits Methods and Procedures, Part 3
Part 5: Other Considerations in Lost Profits
 
 Five-Day Live Online Webinar Schedule  
          Early Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
Dates Time   10%
July 16–20
Monday–Friday,
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. MT
Register Online 6/30/2018
October 22–26 Online Registration
Coming Soon
9/30/2018
   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.


Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)

Non-Member

Member
 
Five-day Live Online Webinar (15 Hrs CPE)
$720 $648
 
Webinar CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group Internet-Based
Program Level Basic
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing. 
Fields of Study Accounting 15
Total CPE Hours   15

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

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Matrimonial Litigation

This specialty track focuses on the entire process of matrimonial litigation support, including: determining support, valuing assets, and distribution of assets. Covered within this arena are valuation of marital assets, including: closely held business and stock options, taxes for divorce and distribution, asset distribution, and practice management issues.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Identify and utilize data-gathering techniques
  • Interpret tax returns to determine economic income and identifiable assets
  • Investigate financial records to uncover hidden assets and unreported income
  • Perform an analysis of household spending
  • Compare and employ the appropriate standard of value
  • Identify appropriate valuation approaches and methods in family law matters
  • Identify and implement optimal property distribution strategies
  • Discuss tax consequences related to income, support, and property distribution

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Fundamentals of Matrimonial Litigation and How We Provide Services
Part 2: Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Cases
Part 3: Organizing Your Work and Reporting Your Findings
Part 4: Valuation Issues in Matrimonial Engagements
Part 5: Tax Considerations in Divorce
 
 Five-Day Live Online Webinar Schedule  
          Early Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
Dates Time   10%
August 6–10
Monday–Friday,
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. MT
Online Registration
Coming Soon
7/31/2018
   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.
 

Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)

Non-Member

Member
 
Five-day Live Online Webinar (15 Hrs CPE)
$720 $648
 
 
Webinar CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group Internet-Based
Program Level Basic
Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing. 
Fields of Study Accounting 15
Total CPE Hours   15

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

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Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring

This specialty track focuses on work that practitioners may be called upon to perform when working in bankruptcy, reorganization, and insolvency. It is structured to provide a solid introduction to the laws, regulations, and administrative aspects of corporate bankruptcy and culminates with forensic financial analysis and the litigation environment relating to corporate bankruptcy, reorganization, and insolvency.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Develop, implement, and examine the debtor’s reorganization plan
  • Specify the financial and regulatory reporting issues regarding distressed businesses
  • Identify the accounting issues that arise before, during, and after reorganization, including “fresh start” accounting
  • Identify the unique accounting, auditing, tax, and operational issues for a company operating as a debtor-in-possession
  • Identify unique income tax issues relating to liquidating and reorganizing companies
  • Compare and contrast the specific valuation standards, approaches, methods, and issues relating to distressed and/or restructured businesses and related litigation
  • Apply financial forensic methods and techniques to companies in Chapter 11 proceedings

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Services Provided to Distressed Businesses
Part 2: Fraud, Financial Forensics, and Special Investigations
Part 3: Valuation of Distressed Businesses and Plan of Reorganization
Part 4: Avoidance, Reclamation, and Recovery Actions
Part 5: Solvency and Insolvency Testing
 
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.
 

Business Valuation in Litigation

This specialty track focuses on the dynamics of business valuation conclusions and calculations in the context of litigation, controlling professional standards, notable case law, differing approaches to reporting in litigation, traditional and situation-specific standards of value, and other key issues impacting BV in litigation.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify standards of value and approaches peculiar to shareholder disputes and other related litigation-based valuations
  • Apply legal concepts relating to business valuation in professional engagements
  • Explain professional standards governing business valuation experts in litigation engagements
  • Apply professional standards in the litigation environment
  • Write an effective valuation report applicable to litigation engagements
  • Identify the weaknesses of valuation reports in the litigation environment
  • List principles of effective communication in litigation n Apply litigation and communication skills in delivering deposition and trial testimony
  • Describe the dynamics of litigation in business valuation matters

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Business Valuation Reporting and Challenges in the Litigation Environment
Part 2: Standards and Premises of Value in Dissenting Shareholder, Bankruptcy, and Divorce Litigation
Part 3: Reviewing and Challenging the Opposing Expert’s Report—Developing Effective Cross-Examination Strategies
Part 4: Opposing Experts Without Standards—What to Expect and Howto Challenge Them
Part 5: Tax Issues in Litigation-Based Valuations
   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.
 

Business and Intellectual Property Damages

This track focuses on the legal foundations, methodology, best practices, and current trends in business damages and infringement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Apply quantitative methodologies in the measurement of damages
  • Apply damages methods and models appropriate to the facts and circumstances (and the governing law)
  • Apply advanced damages concepts in preparing a damage calculation that will withstand scrutiny
  • Evaluate business interruption insurance and damage claims
  • Explain the similarities and differences in utility patent, design patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets damages
  • Apply valuation concepts to intellectual property damages
  • Identify the basic components to address in an intellectual property damages expert report
  • Describe and understand the recent history of the entire market value rule (EMVR)

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Advanced Concepts in Lost Profits Calculations
Part 2: Special Considerations for Lost Profits Calculations
Part 3: Patent Damages, Part 1
Part 4: Patent Damages, Part 2
Part 5: Trademark and Copyright Damages
   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.
Fraud Risk Management

This specialty track focuses on a comprehensive understanding of fraud risk management, from identification of an organization’s fraud risk to provision of practical tools to address them. The solutions offered are applicable to entities of any size and structure, from small, privately owned companies to multi-national, publicly held organizations, as well as not-for-profit and governmental/regulatory enterprises.

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Define what fraud risk is
  • List benefits of managing fraud by engaging an entire organization
  • Discuss fraud schemes and the environments where they breed and proliferate
  • Develop fraud detection and deterrence techniques, including identifying and assessing fraud risk at work
  • Evaluate the resident fraud risk using a comprehensive fraud risk methodology
  • Develop tools to enable the organization to mitigate, share, or accept the fraud risks identified
  • Identify situations and conditions where fraud risk is present and needs to be managed
  • Evaluate existing internal controls and make relevant recommendations for value-added improvements
  • Differentiate roles and responsibilities for fraud deterrence and investigation among the board of directors, independent auditors, management, and consultants

What You Will Cover
Part 1: Detecting Occupational Fraud
Part 2: Introduction to Fraud Risk Management
Part 3: Fraud Risk Assessment and the Internal Control Framework
Part 4: Fraud Deterrence and Fraud Detection
Part 5: Financial Statement Audits and Interviewing
   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members Purchase the On-Demand Course here.