Whistleblowing in the Corporate World Series: Part 3 - Accountants as Whistleblowers: Newly Empowered to Make Ethical Reporting Choices (live audio webcast)

Date:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Speaker(s):

Eileen Z. Taylor, prof, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University and Jordan A. Thomas, Labaton Sucharow LLP and former assistant dir, Enforcement Division, SEC

Fee:

$175

Time:

noon EDT, duration 1 hr

CLE Credits:

1 hr

 

This presentation provides practical guidance for accountants and other interested parties about accountants' responsibilities, rights, and risks when they detect possible securities violations in light of the new SEC Whistleblower Program. Topics include general state and federal professional responsibility considerations for accountants; overview of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act; when, where, and how accountants have historically been required or permitted to report fraud or suspected fraud; federal preemption of state CPA Code of Professional Conduct rules; and recommendations for responsible organizations and accountant whistleblowers.