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Financial Litigation Specialty Webinars

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

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.


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. 

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.
 
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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, methodologies, 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.
NEW! Business Interruptions and Lost Profits

This specialty track focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of business income and extra expense damages information provided. It includes alternative approaches and methodologies, notable insurance policy sections, foundational evidence and research sources, and reporting guidelines and strategies embraced by the most effective business damages experts.


What You Will Cover
Part 1: Planning the Business Interruption Engagement
This part discusses who can represent the insured in a business interruption loss claim and why. We will discuss the beginning stages of the business interruption loss claim engagement from initial contact with the adjuster and the insured, gathering data, site visits, as well as discussing and deciding on the insured’s best plan of action during the period of restoration.

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

  • Determine who can and who cannot work directly with the insured and why on a business interruption loss claim
  • Identify what items to discuss with and what documents to get from the public adjuster
  • Identify what items to discuss with and what documents to get from the insured
  • Choose whether or not to schedule a site visit
  • Summarize expectations and deadlines with the insured


Part 2: Business Interruption Policy Differences
Business interruption claims can vary drastically due to the type of damage and company involved. In many cases, the policy itself determines how the damage claim will be determined and how the policyholder should proceed. This part will discuss the relevant policy language and what it means to the policyholder as well as the financial expert when determining damages.

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

  • Interpret relevant business interruption policy language
  • Determine whether a policy covers extra expense
  • Explain how the policy will impact the policyholder during the damage period


Part 3: Period of Restoration
In many cases, damages exist during the period of restoration. This part focuses on how to determine the period of restoration, the damage period, as well as an overview of how damages will be determined.

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

  • Identify the time-period covered by the period of restoration
  • Construct top down and bottom up damage calculations
  • Analyze what is covered during the damage period or extended damage period


Part 4: Types of Business Interruption Calculations
This part discusses the two methods of business interruption loss claim calculations, how they are calculated, and their differences. We will discuss the definition of extra expenses and learn to identify which extra expenses are acceptable and unacceptable in a business interruption/extra expense claim. We will go through a case study using both the Net Income and Gross Profit Methods of business interruption/extra expense calculations.

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

  • Identify and describe the two methods of business interruption loss claim calculations
  • Distinguish the differences between the two methods of business interruption calculations
  • Define what are extra expenses
  • Distinguish the difference between acceptable and non-acceptable extra expenses in the business interruption claim
  • Calculate the business interruption/extra expense loss using both the Net Income and Gross Profit Methods


Part 5: Business Interruption Claim Opportunities
Business interruption claims occur frequently throughout the country due to natural disasters and other covered causes. Learn about the opportunities to assist with business interruption claims, the extent of losses from recent natural disasters, and how financial experts have become involved in these engagements.

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

  • Identify common business interruption opportunities
  • Define the relevant damages based on the impact of common natural disasters
  • Determine ways to serve as a financial damage expert in business interruption claims

Five-Day Live Online Webinar Schedule  
            Early Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
Dates Time   10%
October 14–18, 2019
Monday–Friday,
1:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Register Online 9/30/2019

Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount)


Non-Member


Member

Five-day Live Online Webinar (10 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 5
  Business Law 2
  Finance 1
  Economics 1
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   10

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
 
   
 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 6
  Finance 1
  Business Law 4
  Economics 3
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   15

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


Scams, Schemes, and Swindles—Fundamentals and Techniques for Conducting Fraud Investigations

In this specialty track, learn how to effectively manage a financial investigation from start to finish. The focus will be on the nuts and bolts of conducting a fraud investigation, teaching practical forensic accounting techniques to prove what happened, who was involved, how much money is gone, and where the money went. Evidence management, analytical tools, presentation of findings, and testifying in court will also be covered.

  

How You Will Benefit
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
 
  • Understand the classification of fraud schemes and some of the most common financial frauds
  • Identify documents and evidence necessary to complete a fraud investigation
  • Apply investigative techniques in fraud investigations
  • Present the results of a financial investigation in writing and through testimony

What You Will Cover
  • Brief introduction to fraud and core concepts: fraud triangle
  • Occupational fraud schemes: types of schemes, characteristics of them, statistics
  • Signs of fraud: accounting irregularities, control weaknesses, change in behavior or lifestyle, etc. (i.e., how do you know that you might have a fraud on your hands)
  • Evaluating fraud tips
  • Skills of a fraud investigator: typical backgrounds, education, licenses
  • Differences between audits and investigations
  • Beginning an engagement: types of engagements, civil versus criminal
  • Working with attorneys and other experts
  • Professional standards and guidance
  • Assessing the engagement: what services does the client need, are you qualified, who is suspected, when can we start, what documents are available, etc.
  • Engagement letters: including budgets, fees, and what to include in the engagement letter
  • Obtaining evidence: subpoenas, interrogatories, discovery requests
  • Document production: assisting with discovery requests, dealing with deficient productions, etc.
  • Discovery issues
  • Assembling the team: key participants, company insiders, outside consultants
  • Management and supervision of staff
  • Work programs and checklists
  • Federal rules of evidence regarding expert witnesses
  • Types of evidence: direct versus circumstantial
  • Commonly overlooked documents
  • Managing and preserving evidence: chain of custody, document logs, controlling access to documents, key documents file
  • File maintenance
  • Searching for fraud: starting the investigation depending on whether there is already known fraud or whether there is uncertainty about fraud
    • Analytical review and financial ratios
    • Common accounts used to hide fraud: write-offs, adjustments, miscellaneous, etc.
    • Issues with manual disbursements
  • Investigative techniques
    • Sources of information: internal records, private records, public records
    • Background checks: corporate, individual
    • Relationships between people: case study on skip tracing
    • Public records sources and searches
    • Surveillance
    • Digital data analysis: case study on Bedford’s law
    • Computer forensics
    • Interviewing
    • Confirmation with customers and vendors
    • Being creative in investigations
  • Data analysis: qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Reviewing financial statements and records
  • Investigation of asset misappropriation schemes: what is the scheme, what are the red flags that it is occurring, how might it be detected, techniques used to investigate it
    • Cash receipts schemes: skimming, larceny, check kiting
    • Cash disbursement schemes: expense report theft, register disbursement, check/EFT tampering, vendor schemes, shell companies, billing schemes, pay and return, payroll fraud
    • Non-cash schemes: inventory theft, equipment theft, trade secrets/customer info theft, misuse of company assets
  • Case study on asset misappropriation
  • Preventing asset misappropriation
  • Investigation of corruption schemes: bribes, kickbacks, extortion, conflicts of interest, related party transaction, money laundering, FCPA
  • Preventing corruption
  • Investigation of financial statement fraud
    • Revenue overstatement
    • Channel stuffing and round tripping
    • Asset overstatement
    • Liability and expenses understatement
    • Reserve manipulation
    • Misrepresentation or omission of information
    • Improper recording of mergers and acquisition
    • Off balance sheet schemes
    • Use of judgment and estimates by management
  • Preventing financial statement fraud
  • Investigation of external fraud schemes: corporate espionage, investment/pyramid schemes, securities fraud, hidden income or assets, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, elder abuse
  • Writing your report: what to include/exclude, explaining contradicting evidence
  • Things to include: background of case, documents analyzed, procedures performed, opinions, attachments
  • Presenting evidence: using data visualization, charts, graphs (inclusion of words, pictures, numbers)
  • Draft reports
  • Making a mistake: what to do if you make a mistake in the report and discover it later
  • Opposing expert reports: analysis, response, using it to support your own report, some engagements only include this element
  • Responding to a motion in limine/Daubert challenge
  • Deposition: how to prepare, demeanor, how to answer questions, what to do with unexpected questions, what if you make a mistake
  • Trial: how to prepare, direct examination, cross examination, presenting to judges and juries
  • Being prepared for an appeal
  • Maintaining file materials after resolution of the case
  • Professional liability issues
  • Alternative dispute resolution: participating in settlement conferences, mediation, arbitration
  • Follow-up by victim: what to do with your results (internal discipline, civil action, criminal action, prevention activities, etc.)

Five-Day Live Online Webinar Schedule  
            Early Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
Dates Time   10%
October 14–18, 2019
Monday–Friday,
1:00–4:00 p.m. ET
Register Online 9/30/2019
 

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 Basic understanding of occupational fraud schemes and financial statement auditing techniques.
Fields of Study Auditing 15
Total CPE Hours   15
 

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


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
 
   
 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 6
  Finance 1
  Business Law 4
  Economics 3
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   15
 

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


NEW! Personal Injury

This specialty track focuses on the elements and process of calculating damages in cases involving personal injury. 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.
 
What You Will Cover
Part 1: Intro to Personal Injury: Economic Theory, Law, and Finance I
Part 2: Intro to Personal Injury: Economic Theory, Law, and Finance II
Part 3: Calculating Damages in Personal Injury I
Part 4: Calculating Damages in Personal Injury II
Part 5: Calculating Damages in Personal Injury III

 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members 
Contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or NACVA1@NACVA.com to purchase the On-Demand Course.
 

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 6
  Finance 1
  Business Law 4
  Economics 3
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   15
 

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


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NEW! Wrongful Death

This specialty track focuses on the elements and process of calculating damages in cases involving 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.

What You Will Cover
Part 1:
Intro to Wrongful Death: Economic Theory, Law, and Finance I
Part 2: Intro to Wrongful Death: Economic Theory, Law, and Finance II
Part 3: Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death I
Part 4: Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death II
Part 5: Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death III

   
 CPE On-Demand Course  
    CPE:
15 Hrs
Price: $560/$504 Members 
Contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or NACVA1@NACVA.com to purchase the On-Demand Course.

 
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 6
  Finance 1
  Business Law 4
  Economics 3
  Taxes 1
Total CPE Hours   15

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