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What Expert Witnesses for Audit Litigation Need for Success
Article by Erin Quinn-Kong Published by AccountingWeb with comments by Craig Greene — February 2019

What to Expect When Hiring a Fraud Examiner
Article by Lynda L. Hartzell, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIA — October 2018

Blockchain and Our Privacy
Article by James Artl — April 2018

Compliance 101 for Scientists: Off-Label Promotions
Article by Paul Cogswell, JD, CFE, CPP, CAMS — December 2017

Now Is the Golden Age of Travel-Expense Fraud
Article by Michael Y. Park with comments by Craig L. Greene— October 2017

Accountant / Bookkeeper / Office Manager (ABOM) Fraudulent Payroll and Expense Schemes
Article 3 of a series by Craig L. Greene, CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, MCJ — November 2017

Accountant / Bookkeeper / Office Manager (ABOM) Fraudulent Billing & Cash Disbursement Schemes
Article 2 of a series by Craig L. Greene, CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, MCJ — October 2017

Somebody's Trash is Someone Else's Treasure
Article by Paul Cogswell — October 2017

Accountant / Bookkeeper / Office Manager (ABOM) Cash Embezzlement
Article 1 of a series by Craig L. Greene, CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, MCJ — September 2017

Assessing the Risk of Fraud in Your Organization
Article by Lynda L. Hartzell, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIA — April 2017

What is Forensic Accounting and How is it Used in Litigation Cases?
Article by Brittni Langel — March 2017

CCSD trustee wants to show taxpayers school district is spending money wisely
Article appearing in Las Vegas Review-Journal — March 2017, with comments by Craig L. Greene and Lynda Hartzell

The Fraud Section's FCPA Enforcement Plan: A carrot or a stick?
Article by Paul B. Cogswell appearing in Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine — January 2017

One of Chicago's most connected entrepreneurs has made more than a few enemies
Article appearing in Crain's Chicago Business regarding entrepreneur Philip Tadros ventures; with comments by Paul B. Cogswell — July 9, 2016

The Other Side of Due Diligence— Operational Challenges During a Transaction
Article by Paul B. Cogswell appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol. 3 No. 3; Apr 2016

The FCPA, the Yates Memo, and the anti-corruption challenge
Article by Paul B. Cogswell appearing in Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine — March 2016

Cumulative Impact of Change Orders – Real But Difficult to Prove
Article by James L. McGovern and Jack A. Lazarczyk appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol. 3 No. 1; Jan 2016

"Part 2: CPA Malpractice — Document Examination"
Article by Craig L. Greene appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol. 2 No. 4; Nov 2015

"Anti-Human Trafficking: Final Rules" – Article by Paul B. Cogswell and James McGovern published in Contract Management Magazine. November 2015

"Bribery, Kickbacks and Payoffs" – Seminar article on investigating corruption schemes. Revised Aug 2015

"Payroll Fraud: Best Prevention Practices"
Article by Paul Cogswell appearing in White Collar Crime Fighter
Vol. 17 No. 4 — July/Aug 2015

"The State of On-going Patent Royalties"
Article by Jim McGovern — June 2015

"Fraud's DNA – Organizational Fraud Triangle"
Article by Paul B. Cogswell appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol.2 No.3; September 2015

"Payroll Fraud"
Article by Paul Cogswell — June 2015

"CPA Malpractice — Claims and Professional Standards"
Article by Craig L. Greene appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol. 2 No. 2; April 2015

"Using the "Book of Wisdom" to Determine a Reasonable Royalty"
Article by Jim McGovern — January 2015

"Allocating Value Between Personal & Enterprise Goodwill"
Article by Jack Lazarczyk appearing in Attorney at Law magazine —
Vol. 2 No. 1; January 2015

"Settlement Agreements Support Reasonable Royalty Analysis?"
Article by Jim McGovern appearing in Attorney at Law magazine — Premier Chicago Loop edition; September 2014

"What is FRAND and how does it impact patent damages?"
Article by Jim McGovern — September 2014

"Identifying the Smallest Saleable Unit When Calculating Royalties"
Article by Jim McGovern — August 2014

"Convoyed Sales: Lost Profits v. Reasonable Royalty"
Article by Jim McGovern — July 2014

"   'Houston, we have a problem…': A multidisciplinary approach to corporate compliance investigations"
Article by Paul Cogswell —

"Bitcoin on the Brink? MtGox's Failure Highlights Concerns"
Article appearing in Turnarounds & Workouts — March 2014
Comments by Craig Greene

"Troubling provisions seen in contract for flawed healthcare exchange website"
Article appearing on Las Vegas Review-Journal site — February 2014
Comments by Craig Greene and Jim McGovern

"Analyzing and Proving Construction Project Damages in Illinois"
Presentation by Jim McGovern — December 2013

"Working Effectively With Forensic Accountants In
Defending White Collar Prosecutions"

The Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) webinar with Craig Greene highlights the escalating importance of choosing effective forensic accountants in both the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals in litigation matters. — February 2013

"Assessing Damages in Intellectual Property Cases — Monetary Relief in Patent Cases"
Chicago Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, April 2012
Presentation by Jim McGovern

"Effectively Deposing Your Opponent's Financial Expert"
Presentation by Jim McGovern — February 2012

"All is Not Lost - Preventing Theft & Increasing Transparency"
Article appearing in The Chicagoland Cooperator — December 2011
Comments by Craig Greene

"What a Forensic Accountant Can Do for You"
Presentation to Kent College of Law — August 2011
By Jim McGovern & Craig Greene

"Can You Afford Fraud"
Article appearing in Baltimore Maryland Business Beat — March 2011

"Lost Business Profits"
Presentation by Jim McGovern — January 2011

"Lost Personal Earnings"
Presentation by Jim McGovern — January 2011

"Quantifying Damages in Construction Claims"
Presentation by Jim McGovern — January 2011

"BUSINESS SURVEY: Professionals assess school performance "
Article appearing in Las Vegas Review-Journal — January 2011

"Cumulative Impact Claims"
Construction Industry presentation by James McGovern —July, 2010

"Preventing Kickback Schemes- Know How to Stop Bribery in its Tracks"
Article appearing in Fraud Magazine — June 2010
Comments by Craig Greene

"Construction Industry Fraud Awareness and Prevention Program"
Seminar materials by James McGovern —October 2008

"Significant Cost Recovery Issues in Termination for Convenience Cases"
Contract Management Magazine — April 2007
Article by Jim McGovern

"Forensic Accountant — The White Collar Crimefighter"
Article appearing in Franchise Times — March 2007
Comments by Craig Greene

"Construction Services - How to Minimize Risk and Deliver Your Project on a Budget"
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Conference — March 2007
Presentation by Jim McGovern and Jack Lazarczyk

"Auditing Construction Contracts and Claims"
Presentation by Jack Lazarczyk — February 2007

"Construction Change Orders"
Presentation by Jack Lazarczyk — June 2006

"Construction Schedule Delay Analysis"
Presentation by Jack Lazarczyk — June 2005

"Government Contracts - Equitably Adjusting Partially Terminated Contracts"
Contract Management Magazine — January 2005-
Article by Jim McGovern

"Inventory Theft - Investigative Secrets for Accountants"
Article appearing in White-Collar Crime Fighter — June 2004
Comments by Craig Greene

"The Litigation Zone"
Article appearing in Insight Magazine — March/April 2004
Published by the Illinois CPA Society with comments by Craig Greene

"Build an Antifraud Practice"
Article appearing in the Journal of Accountancy — March 2004
Comments by Craig Greene

"Vendor Audits: Key to Keeping Your Suppliers Honest"
White-Collar Crime Fighter — February 2004
Article by Craig Greene

"What's Your Risk with Business Plastic?"
Article appearing on Bankrate.com — February 2004
Comments by Craig Greene and David Highlands

"Parmalat Exposes Accounting's Vulnerability to Tech"
Article appearing on Reuters.com — December 2003
Comments by Craig Greene

"Check Those Expense Account Numbers, Before Your Boss Does"
Article appearing on USA Today website — September 2003
Comments by Craig Greene

"Protecting Trade Secrets - Practical Tech and Non-Tech Defenses"
Article appearing in Cyber-Crime Fighter — August 2003
Article by Craig Greene

"Audit Those Vendors"
The White Paper -
Published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners — May/June 2003
Article by Craig Greene

"Searching for the Red Flags"
Birmingham News on HealthSouth Corp. — April 6, 2003
Comments by Craig Greene.

"When Employees Count too Much"
The White Paper – Published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners — Jan/Feb 2003
Article by Craig Greene

"Using the Right to Audit Clause to Detect Procurement Fraud"
Seminar article developed by Craig Greene for presentation to
Institute of Internal Auditors' 2002 General Audit Management Conference.
Includes an example vendor audit program.

"In Low Times, This Specialty Looks Up" – Article appearing in May 27, 2002 Crain's Chicago Business on Scandal, slowdown shine spotlight on forensic

"Accounting's Bloodhounds in Demand" – Article appearing in March 10, 2002 Chicago Tribune on Forensic Accountants featuring interview of Craig Greene.

"Brothel or Wedding Gown: Putting It on Company Tab" – Article appearing in March 5, 2002 Los Angeles Times on Employee Expense Fraud featuring interview of Craig Greene.

"Keep Your Edge and Keep Others Away From Your Information
– Protecting Your Information Assets"
– Article appearing in March 2002

"Companies Pay When Fraud Is At Work" – Article appearing in May 14, 2001 Crain's Chicago Business on fraud in small businesses featuring

"Tracking the Terrorists" – Article appearing in January 14, 2002 Information Week on Investigative Skills and Technology for Tracking the Terrorists featuring comments of Craig Greene.

"Union Spending Probed" – Article appearing in September 18, 1999 Las Vegas Review Journal featuring investigation by Craig Greene.

"Terminations for Convenience or by Default"
Contract Management Magazine, April 1999- by Jim McGovern

"Expense Account and Travel Fraud" – Seminar article on investigating various expense and travel frauds, including sample policies. Developed from materials contained in Complete Manual of White Collar Crime Detection and Prevention.

"Fighting Fraud Against Older Consumers" – Remarks to the Cook County Court Watchers, June 1998 concerning fraud and the elderly. Developed from materials prepared by the National Fraud Information Center.

"Forensic Accounting - Basic Financial Investigation Procedures"
– Seminar outline developed for presentation at the Florida Institute of CPA's Litigation Services Conference on forensic accounting. Includes sample subpoena language for financial investigations.

"Fundamentals of Fraud" – Seminar article on fraud statistics, fraud triangle, fraud elements, and legal definitions of fraud schemes.

"Governmental Auditing Standards Relating to Fraud" – Conference article discussing GAGAS prepared for North Carolina Association of CPA's Governmental Accounting Conference.

"Red Flags of Fraud" – Seminar outline developed for presentation to Certified Public Accountants and Fraud Examiners on the signs of fraud and audit techniques to be used.

"Focus on Employee Frauds" – Series of articles on employee frauds focusing on:

• Cash

• Accounts Receivable

• Inventory

• Investments

• Payroll

• Purchasing Frauds

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Advocate's EdgeAdvocate's Edge Archives

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