Business Fraud and Information Liability (3/13/08)

January 15, 2008

Sponsored by
Beard Miller Company LLP (bmc)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Who Should Attend
Owners of small businesses, Principals of professional practice groups, Office Managers with broad accounting responsibilities, and mid-size business CFOs and Comptrollers

Program Summary
Business fraud and information liability is not limited to large companies like Enron. Fraud and data theft or misuse affects small, medium-size businesses as well as professional practice groups. Those organizations that fail to set up and maintain internal controls remain at risk for fraud and information liability.

This program will provide a broad overview as well as specific insights related to accounting, internal controls and legal issues.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Workplace fraud and information security overview
  • Identifying potential fraud and data theft or misuse liabilities
  • What to do if fraud or security breaches are suspected
  • How to engage a CFE and an attorney to handle investigations
  • Identity theft in the workplace
  • E-discovery and the duty to preserve evidence
  • Document creation, retention and destruction policies


Brian J. Butler
is a Member (Partner) in Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC's Litigation Department. He has a broad civil litigation practice that includes commercial litigation, securities litigation, NASD arbitrations, intellectual property, employment, insurance coverage and construction disputes. Mr. Butler has handled numerous business and securities fraud cases in both State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Butler is a graduate of Syracuse University (B.A.) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.). He is a former Law Clerk to the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Mr. Butler is a member of the Onondaga County and New York State (Member, Federal and Commercial Litigation Section) Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in New York state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Sixth Circuits.

David E. Goss is a partner in Beard Miller Company LLP's (bmc) Business Valuation/Litigation Services Group. With over 33 years of experience in the audit and accounting fields, his role at bmc includes fraud and forensic accounting assignments and related accounting services, closely held and intangible asset valuations and litigation support assignments. Mr. Goss's experience includes a wide variety of fraud/forensic engagements for large multinational manufacturing companies throughout North America and overseas engagements, as well as forensic investigations for medium and small businesses. In addition to his forensic experience, Mr. Goss has conducted numerous compliance type audits related to sales incentive and warranty cost areas.

Mr. Goss is a graduate of Bloomsburg University (B.S.) and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Pennsylvania, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the PICPA Forensics & Litigation Services Committee, the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.