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Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out the SEC and DOJ are Watching

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2014

MICHAEL R YOUNG: Ready. JOHN F OLSON: OK. We're now at the final hour. I'm John Olson. I'm back again. We have some of the panelists we've had before. I think you've met all them except for Peter Beshar, who's on the far end. Peter is the executive vice president and general counsel and various other things at Marsh Incorporated, which is the parent of a lot of things, including the Marsh & McLennan and various other entities, including compensation ...

Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need to Know

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2014

JOHN F OLSON: Good afternoon. I'm John Olson one of your co-chairs. It's my pleasure to introduce the first of the afternoon panels. I was advised over the lunch break-- a little while ago actually before the last panel. This is actually the second year afternoon panels, I just wasn't here for the first one, sorry-- that we had about 200 people online for this program. So for those of you who are not in the room, greetings once again. This panel ...

Financial Reporting Developments: What Audit Committees Need to Know

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2014

CATHERINE L. BROMILOW: Well good afternoon, everyone. And welcome back. I'm Catherine Bromilow, the third co-chair. And it's a pleasure to welcome my financial reporting panel. One of the benefits of getting later in the day is I have fewer people to introduce, because you've already met Don Nicolaisen. You really well know Linda. But I will introduce the new member that you haven't met before, Daghan Or. Daghan is a practice fellow with the Financial ...

Alternative Investment Vehicles and Derivatives Regulation

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2014

DAVID M. LYNN: All right. Now, we're going to get on to the next panel, and here we're delving into an area that is quite active these days thanks to Dodd-Frank and some other developments, particularly dealing with funds, broker dealers, and derivatives regulation. So I'm very pleased to have Matt Chambers, partner at WilmerHale join us, Susan Ervin, partner at Davis Polk Wardwell, and Barbara Stettner, a partner at Allen & Overy. And I'm going ...

Hot Topics in Capital Markets

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2014

PAUL M. DUDEK: So anyway, we will begin. One of our speakers is out of the room at the moment, but we will start. This is our perennial hot topics panel, usually a favorite. Always a favorite for our participants, as well as for those on the panel. Let me do some quick biographies, because we have a lot of room to cover. Next to David Lynn is Marty Dunn, who is a corporate finance partner at Morrison Foerster in their DC office. A well-experienced ...

Enforcement Developments

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2014

DAVID: OK. Now we're going to start off with our last panel for today. And this is really focused on the enforcement developments and litigation developments in this area. We have a fantastic panel joining us here for this panel today. Joan McKown partner at Jones Day, Michael Mann, who is partner at Richards, Kibbe and Orbe-- and a founder of this program many years ago I believe-- and Linda Chatman Thomsen who's a partner at Davis, Polk, Wardwell. ...

Corporate Governance

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2014

DAVID M. LYNN: We're back for the afternoon. We're going to shift gears a little bit now and go into the topic of corporate governance. There's a lot to talk about here in terms of developments that have happened or had been happening as well as navigating the corporate governance reporting environment as a foreign private issuer where you have multiple obligations across jurisdictions. For this panel, we've assembled a really great group of people ...

IRFS and Other Accounting Matters

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2014

PAUL DUDEK: OK. We are back live here at Global Capital Markets. After an interesting panel we move to something that I was going to say-- and I'm not sure which panel is the best because they can't all be the best-- but this I think is the best panel because we have two luminaries on the international accounting world, two IRFS experts as part of family. One, next to David, Wayne Carnall who's a partner with the national professional services group ...

What the Statement of Cash Flows Tells You

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

T.C. FLEMING: OK. I hope everybody had a chance to load up on some caffeine and get some sugar in their systems, because we are going to hit it. God, this is good stuff. I raced. I had 4 minutes and 30 seconds because I spent 30 seconds of my 5 minutes focused on a technical issue on that screen over there. So I think that's up and running now, is that correct? All right. She decided to sit somewhere else so she could see something. But anyways, it ...

Insight from the Statement of Cash Flows

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

COLLEEN VALLEN: Good morning, everyone. Welcome back to the financial statement class. Today we're going to talk about statement of cash flows related to accounting topics. And I'll turn you over to TC Fleming and John Molenda, who'll give you a little background about themselves. TC FLEMING: Good morning. I can't think of anything I would rather be doing today, and I'm sure you feel the same way, than discussing cash flows. So before we begin, just ...

Anatomy of the Balance Sheet

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

COLLEEN VALLEN: OK. So with the question issue, I encourage you to ask questions. If it's something we think that's more complicated and we can't explain it in the time we have, we'll put it offline, but we're here. We can answer questions at break, but please ask questions. KAREN KINCAID BALMER: I would like to say one other thing though because this has happened at this conference. If you ask us a question and you're involved in a case and you're ...

Physiology of the Income Statement

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

KENNETH G. YORMARK: How's everybody today? I'm glad to see nobody is running out to go get their coffee, because this is not an official break. We're going to jump right in. JOHN J. MOLENDA: Actually, Ken, why don't I introduce you? KENNETH G. YORMARK: Oh, sure. Go ahead. JOHN J. MOLENDA: So I'm pleased to introduce you to Kenneth Yormark, somebody who has more initials after his name than anybody I know, in fact. Quite impressive credentials. Ken ...

Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

SPEAKER 1: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome back, and we're about to begin the Notes to the Financial Statements-- the Rest of the Story. I'd like to introduce your speakers. I'm going to introduce the briefly and then we'll let them tell you more about themselves. John Carney is with BakerHostetler. A former securities fraud chief assistant United States Attorney, US Securities and Exchange Commission senior counsel, and practicing CPA. Matt Greenblatt. ...

Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

JOHN J. MOLENDA: Hey, good afternoon, everybody. It's 3:15, and we are in for our last program of the day. And this is "The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts." And I have to tell you that when TC and I first started doing this presentation-- I guess it's been probably six years ago already-- we really didn't have a lot to work with. Of course the gut reaction is, what did everyone else do? And when ...

Fraud/Damages

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

KAREN KINCAID BALMER: Good morning, folks. We're ready for our next section, if you are. I hope you've had a good break. And I know that you enjoyed the cash flows section. TC and John are absolutely fabulous at bringing home, I think, a topic that is very difficult for a lot of people to understand, even in the accounting world. So if there is any confusion about cash flow statements, don't think that accountants don't sometimes have these same issues, ...

Bankruptcy/Damages

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

KAREN BALMER: Good afternoon, folks. I'm going to be moderating this panel for the last session of the day. One of our two speakers is running a little late. He should be here any minute. Oh, looks like he's here. OK. Sorry about that. Let me go ahead and introduce him as he's coming up to the podium since I've got the webcast running. Our two speakers are going to be talking about accounting and bankruptcy. Our first speaker is Howard-- HOWARD ...

Structuring the Deal

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

DAVID A. BRITTENHAM: All right. We're going to get started with our second panel on Structuring the Deal. We have some really great speakers for this one. To my immediate left is Jim Mastroianni, who's a principal with PWC in the mergers and acquisitions tax group. Next to him is Patrick's partner, Jenn Hobbs, who's a partner in the corporate department and has a wealth of experience doing leverage finance, particularly acquisition finance. Next ...

Leveraged Financing Today

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Recorded on: May. 14, 2014

PATRICK J RYAN: Intro to the rest of the day. BRIAN TRAMONTOZZI: Sure. Thank you. And it does say on the cover that I'm Kevin Foley. I'm only Kevin Foley if we do a really bad job. If you think we've hit all the right topics, Brian Tramontozzi. And by way of background, I've been with Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan Bank for about the last 20 years, so my phone number has changed no times. My business card has changed about 50 times. The ...

Legal and Accounting Perspectives on Financial Improperties, Reporting Irregularities and Fraud

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Recorded on: May. 7, 2014

SPEAKER 1: So we are now moving on to our 3 o'clock session, which is Legal and Accounting Perspectives on Financial Improprieties, Reporting Irregularities and Fraud. And we have Daniel Dooley and Catherine Moreno. And Daniel Dooley is a former partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was the global leader of the firm's security litigation and investigations consulting practice. As an audit partner, he performed examinations of companies in a ...

Key Factors Shaping Financial Reporting

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

PREETHI DESA: So we'll move on to the first session of the program. Key factors shaping financial reporting. Our presenters are Barbara Carbone and Jackie Liu. Barbara and Jackie, welcome. Barbara's an audit partner with KPMG here in San Francisco. She's been with KPMG for 32 years, including '18 as a partner. Barbara has provided auditing, accounting, and business advisory assistance to clients in a variety of industries, including software, media, ...

Frequently Asked Questions about Preparing the 2014 Form SD

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

BRIAN V. BREHENY: OK, we're back for the last, but the best. We really appreciate all of the excellent commentary on the first panel, but on the last panel as well. There's clearly lots of interesting questions, and that's what this panel is actually all about. So we've talked about following the Form SD and documenting the process that people need to go through as they think about what they're going to have to file, if they're going to have to file. ...

Drafting the Conflict Minerals Report & Planning the Independent Private Sector Audit

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

KRISTIN:To the slide. Again, this is our second panel focusing on-- it's a nice segue I think, from the first panel in terms of the Form SD and some of the considerations that the companies are struggling with in terms of balancing the disclosure and where to place it. Just briefly, I'm going to introduce our panelists. We've got a great group here this morning. Lily Brown is a partner with Wilmer Hale. She joined the firm in 2013 after having worked ...

A Detailed Look at Financial Statements

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

SPEAKER 1: Well welcome back everyone. We move into the second session of the day-- a detailed look at financial statements. Our presenters are Sally Ann Flood and Jared Thear. Sally Ann is an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche. She is the leader of our bay area real estate audit practice in our San Francisco office and a national leader for real estate funds in the US. She has more than 19 years of professional accounting experience, which ...

Drafting the Form SD & Documenting Compliance with the Rules

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2014

JOSEPH A. HALL: Thanks, Brian. I think the SEC is always worried when somebody raises a First Amendment challenge in the DC Circuit because one day the DC Circuit is going to realize that the securities laws do nothing but compelled speech and restrain speech. When the appellate judges and their law clerk start to think about that, I think we could have bigger problems down the line. I found yesterday's announcement-- I guess I didn't find the substance ...

Comfort Letters and Accounting Considerations

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Recorded on: Apr. 16, 2014

LAIRD H SIMONS III: OK, let's get started. We're going to focus now on accounting considerations in IPOs, and I would direct you to a couple of things in the book. First of all, I think this particular set of slides probably violates everything we've been taught about how much to try and cram on a PowerPoint slide, and so if the type on some of these is a bit small, you can refer to the PowerPoints at the back of your handbook, which is, I think, ...

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George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices