| Advanced Forensic Report Writing, Trial Exhibits, Scripting, and Depo Matrix
Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Good knowledge of topic and experience in the field.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
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Experts often declare forensic report writing one of the most onerous aspects of our profession. That perception is exacerbated by the lack of report content guidance from the profession.
This webinar explains how to meet nearly all report requirements [e.g., FRCP 26(a)(2)(B), et al.] while balancing “readability” with cost-effectiveness. Several techniques are illustrated as summarized below and several forensic and valuation report examples are provided.
Each attendee receives up to one hour of post-session, no-charge personal consultation with the instructor in support of implementation. This feature must be accessed within 30 days of completion and is, of course, subject to clearing professional conflict.
- When do you begin writing the report: the end of the assignment, the beginning of the assignment, during the assignment, or…?
- What is the “WPN” (Words, Pictures, Numbers) technique and why is it essential for forensic reports?
- How can “Scripting” serve multiple purposes in addition to forensic reporting?
- What “unknown” forensic report writing tools are embedded within Microsoft® Word?
- How do you know when you are “done” writing the report?
- What purpose does “boilerplate” serve, if any?
- What is forensic lexicology and how can you deploy it for your benefit and against your opponent?
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Employ tools, hypotheses, theorems, and tests to various stages of the financial forensics engagement
- Identify technical reference sources
- Describe the techniques of behavior detection/FACS
- Describe the difference between the different types of digital analysis
- Identify your professional responsibilities regardless of financial or non-financial responsibilities
Who Should Attend
Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA, ABV, MBA, CVA, ASA, CMA, DABFA, CFF
Mr. Darrell Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the United States and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500+/- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000+/-. They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, estate/gift taxes, family law, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets.
A nationally recognized speaker and author, Mr. Dorrell has delivered more than 100 training presentations on forensic accounting related topics during the last five years. His presentations span 23 states (including 12 state CPA societies), Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has provided training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA®), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®), Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Institute of Management Accountants, International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., and Turnaround Management Association.
Mr. Dorrell has published more than 70 articles included in American Journal of Family Law; Business Appraisal Practice; CPA Journal; Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert; Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal; Litigation Counselor; National Litigation Consultants Review; The Value Examiner; RIA’s Valuation Strategies; and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Additionally, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager; Business Week; IR Magazine; the Portland Oregonian; the Practical Accountant; and Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, a New York Times best-seller; and authored the forensic accounting chapter in Valuation for Dummies. Also, he has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR); WYNC “RadioLab;” the “Small Business Television” network; and the “First Business News Network Television.”
His financial forensics, forensic accounting, investigative, damages, valuation, fraud, and related expertise is extensive. Most significantly, he developed the Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© (FA/IM©); and he co-authored for the USDOJ the March 2005, Vol. 53 No. 2 issue, Financial Forensics I-Counterterrorism: Conventional Tools for Unconventional Warfare and the May 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3 issue, Financial Forensics II-Forensic Accounting: Counterterrorism Tactical Weaponry. Both issues are available via the public site: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/foiamanuals.html.