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Michael Kupka, Director, Mazars USA LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 30, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael Kupka, Director, Mazars USA LLP will be part of the panel on a webcast entitled “Forensic Accounting & Litigation: Tools & Strategies for 2017 & Beyond Live Webcast.” This webcast is scheduled on October 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

Event Summary:

Investors and stakeholders have always sought a financial statement that truly reflects their company’s financial position. A crucial component of this is ensuring that financial statements are free of fraudulent representations. In today’s capital market, the threat of fraud exists across every industry and within all areas of an organization. The investigative nature of the forensic practice is bound to expand its scope with the expectation that related work may eventually be presented in litigation. It’s a frontier where forensic accountants could face ethical, technical, and operational quandaries.

In this live webcast, a panel of CPAs and industry leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience helpful insights on real-world examples of fraud, and practical advice on the dos and don’ts of forensic accounting. Speakers will also cover forensic techniques in areas including scope of services, administrative considerations, investigative techniques, report structuring, minimizing financial loses, and best practices in identifying and mitigating potential pitfalls and common risks should fraud occur.

The panel will also discuss the following topics:
- Legal Standards for Qualification of Expert Witnesses
- Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Rule
- Assessment and Remediation After Investigation
- Common Red Flags and Potential Risks
- Up-to-the-Minute Developments and Updates
- Canada v. US: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Standards for Qualification of Expert Witnesses
- Recent trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement actions;
- Remediation concepts during and after the investigation;
- What the new accounting rules for revenue recognition may mean for forensic accounting going forward.
- Harnessing the power of teamwork– how to effectively use litigation support experts in multi-discipline cases.
- Managing big data – organization, analysis and presentation – how to simplify the results of your analysis.
- How to work with the next generation of attorneys and clients – addressing needs of millennials.
- Overstepping your role as an expert – the quickest way to get yourself into trouble.

About Michael Kupka

Michael possesses over 15 years of forensic and public accounting experience, with a specialty in complex business, commercial, criminal and multi-party matters including: contractual disputes, insurance claims, white-collar criminal defense, business valuations, matrimonial matters, bankruptcies, partnership disputes, fraud examinations, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions and reconstruction of records.

He has been involved in engagements for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial businesses in a variety of industries.

Michael assists business owners and the legal community by performing investigations and forensic accounting analyses, submitting affidavits, preparing and rebutting expert reports, and offering expert testimony.

Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada.

About Mazars USA LLP

Mazars USA LLP is a high-performing accounting, tax and consulting firm with significant national presence in strategic US geographies. Since 1921, our dedicated professionals have leveraged technical industry expertise to develop customized solutions for clients, create value, and optimize their performance.

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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