Advocate's Edge May / June 2013 Edition
Featured Article: When one employee
holds the key to business value
What is a Forensic Accountant?
Experienced forensic accountants and economic crime investigators, like those found among McGovern & Greene's financial investigation professionals, are trained to detect a wide variety of fraudulent conduct, from discovering employees or executives who misappropriate company assets to assisting investors who are defrauded in the course of commercial transactions.
Typically, forensic accountants and fraud examiners investigate legal matters, including:
- Evaluating indicators of possible fraudulent conduct
- Preparing innovative audit and investigative plans
- Interviewing witnesses
- Analyzing documents
- Thoroughly researching all possible sources of information and
- Taking all other steps necessary to resolve financial investigation issues to recover losses
At McGovern & Greene, all of our forensic accounting work is conducted in a professional and ethical manner, and as discreetly as possible. Our professionals are experienced in court proceedings and possess the skills necessary to provide expert witness testimony when necessary. Critical matters require unquestionable skill, experience and integrity when it comes to financial investigations. You and your clients can rely on McGovern & Greene to provide you with the highest level of expertise in all matters related to fraud, valuations, contract disputes and intellectual property infringements.
Contact us today and let us assist you with your specific forensic accounting needs.
IN THE NEWS:
The Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA)
Criminal Defense attorney Gregory Nicolaysen had hosted the first of a 3-part series of webinars on 2/27/2013. This webinar highlights the escalating importance of choosing effective forensic accountants in both the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals in litigation matters. Insights are offered by forensic accountant Craig L. Greene as well as senior litigation attorney John A. Schwab.
Craig L. Greene, a leading certified fraud examiner, white collar criminologist and founding partner of McGovern & Greene LLP, works as a consultant and expert witness for law firms, corporations, not for profit, governmental and law enforcement agencies, on cases involving allegations of fraud and misrepresentation. In this webinar, he explains important credentials and work experience attorneys should look for in their search for effective forensic accountants to work with in white collar criminal cases.
Listen and learn from an established expert.
Contact us for more information on our Forensic Accounting litigation services.
Tis' The Season For Fraud
While fraud is on the rise in the retail industry, financial fraud continues to be a major issue for today's corporations as well.
Hewlett-Packard announced it will take an $8.8 billion write-down as a result of accounting improprieties from their $11.1 billion acquisition of the software company Autonomy in 2011. Read More
TAX CODE UPDATE
Review the newly adjusted for inflation figures for personal exemption, standard deduction, and most credits. Read more
Chief Executive Officer, Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, has announced that Craig L. Greene, a founding partner at McGovern & Greene LLP has earned the designation of Master Analyst in Financial Forensics. Read more in the press release.