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SEC's New Conflict Minerals Rules: Current Status and Compliance Guidance 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Amy Goodman. AMY L. GOODMAN: Thank you very much, Amy. And welcome everyone. I hope you are all cozy and warm, given the weather. We only have an hour this afternoon, and so we're going to try to devote our time to answering and addressing practical issues that are cropping up under the Conflict Minerals Rules. As you all know, back in 2010, in the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress enacted Section ...

Tax and Accounting

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Recorded on: Oct. 23, 2013

JOSHUA D. COHN: We move now to tax and accounting. And I'm very pleased to introduce my partner Mark Leeds, who has done this discussion many times in prior years. And done it very well. So I commend you to his and Matt Stevens, as well, to both their expertises. Mark is a tax partner at Mayer Brown. His practice focuses on the tax consequences of a variety of capital markets, products, and strategies, including over the counter derivative transactions; ...

Valuation Application and Methodologies

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

EWA KNAPIK: Good morning, and welcome back. Our first session today is valuation application and methodologies. The session will be presented by our returning speakers. To my right, Philip Antoon, is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in New York. Since 1999, he has been assisting clients worldwide in valuation of corporate entities and intangible assets with in-depth focus providing this valuation for US and international ...

Practical Elements of Finance

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

EWA KNAPIK: Good afternoon and welcome to our afternoon session. We will start with practical elements of finance. It is my pleasure to introduce our distinguished speakers. Dubravka Tosic is an economist and principle at ERS group, and national leader in economic and statistical consulting. Dubravka has a wealth of experience in performing economic and statistical analysis; and the damage calculation in various complex disputes, litigation, and ...

A Detailed Look at Basic Financial Statements

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

JIM AGAR: Welcome back, everyone. For those who joined us late, I'm Jim Agar. I'm a director with PWC in Boston. My co-chairs here are Ewa Knapik, also with PWC here in New York, and Dana McFerran from KPMG in Short Hills. For those of you who are joining late, just a couple of housekeeping things. First of all, I would like to remind everybody to fill out their course evaluations. I can tell you that Ewa and Dana and Daniel and I, in planning this ...

Key Factors Shaping Financial Reporting

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

DANA: --in the financial statements. So with that, I would like to then introduce to you for our first session, which will be key factors in shaping financial reporting, I'm honored to welcome Brad McGrath. Brad is a director in the New York office of KPMG's transaction services and accounting advisory practice. He provides technical accounting assistance to a number of audit and advisory clients, primarily in the financial services industry. Technical ...

Legal and Accounting Perspectives on Securities Fraud and Financial Accounting and Reporting Irregularities

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

JAMES J. AGAR: Come on up. Our last topic for the day is legal and accounting perspectives on securities fraud and financial accounting and reporting irregularities. Try to say that three times fast. Both of our presenters are also members of our PwC family. First, Tricia Etzold in the black jacket, is a current partner in our advisory forensic practice at PwC here in New York, where she specializes in international investigations and litigation. ...

Solvency, Restructuring and Bankruptcy

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

DANA MCFERRAN: Good afternoon. I'd like to welcome everyone back for our next panel, which will be Solvency, Restructuring and Bankruptcy. This session will go from 1:00 to 2 o'clock, and then we we'll go right into our 2 o'clock session, which will be Closing Business Transactions. That will go from 2:00 to 3 o'clock and then we will have a break at 3 o'clock. So, want to welcome you all back, on the web and here with us back in New York. Hope you ...

Managerial Accounting Basics

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

DANA G. MCFERRAN: Hi. I'd like to welcome everyone back to the next session, which will be Managerial Accounting Basics. And this session will take us up to our 12 o'clock lunch break. And with this, I'd like to introduce to you, George Carbone. George is a Managing Director in KPMG's Transaction Services practice in New York City office. He leads multidisciplinary teams providing services to leading strategic and private equity investors across ...

Capital Structure

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Recorded on: Oct. 18, 2013

JAMES J. AGAR: Good afternoon, everybody. Welcome back from our networking break. And I'm looking around the room and I'm seeing some new faces. So with that comes my obligation to remind you all again, these sessions are supposed to be interactive. And the more questions and answers we have interspersed throughout, I think the more valuable it will be for everybody. So thank you. Just housekeeping. This afternoon, we have two back-to-back sessions. ...

GAAP and IFRS, the Accounting Cycle, and GAAS - Why They Are Important

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

LAWRENCE M. CIRELLI: So with that, let's turn to the first topic. As I just mentioned, it's kind of an overview of accounting principles, acronyms, and why they're important. So let me introduce our first speaker, who is sitting to my right-- Deepa Bhat. Deepa has taught this-- is this your second or third year? DEEPA BHAT: Second year. LAWRENCE M. CIRELLI: Second year of teaching it, and did a wonderful job last year, so she's back. Deepa is ...

Anatomy of the Balance Sheet

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

CURTIS BURR: I've got a smiling gatekeeper in the back. LAWRENCE M. CIRELLI: She keeps the train running on time. CURTIS BURR: Yeah. Switch. So we'll restart, and the next topic, we've got a great overview of accounting, the language, all the pieces that belong as part of financial statements. And next, we're going to focus on one of the really fundamental parts of the accounting financial statements, which is the balance sheet, where often, people ...

What the Statement of Cash Flows Tells You

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

CURTIS BURR: Well, welcome back. During the break, Stacie and I were talking, and it reminded me I started at Coopers & Lybrand in the tax practice in, I shouldn't say, 1976. And this pre-- LAWRENCE CIRELLI: I wasn't born yet, then. STACIE KOWALCZYK: I wasn't either. CURTIS BURR: That's why I shouldn't have mentioned it. LAWRENCE CIRELLI: She's being honest and I'm obviously lying, but--. CURTIS BURR: She's an accountant, he's an attorney. ...

Physiology of the Income Statement

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

CURTIS BURR: Welcome back. In this afternoon portion, starting off this afternoon portion of our program, we will be focusing on the income statement. And to lead us through that, we are privileged to have Terry Lloyd, who is both a CPA and a CFA. And he's the Managing Director of the Finance Scholars Group. A little bit about Terry's background. He's been handling valuation and litigation assignments for over 30 years, and his practice includes ...

Effective Use of Financial Experts

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

C. BURR: Good afternoon and welcome back to the afternoon session of "Basics of Accounting for Lawyers." This afternoon, we start off with the section of "How Lawyers Can Use Accountants as Experts." And we're very fortunate to have with us this afternoon Matt Harrison, who is a partner with Latham & Watkins here in San Francisco and has done a tremendous amount of work representing accountants and accounting firms in malpractice ...

Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

LARRY CIRELLI: So we're going to move right on to our last topic of the day and our last topic of this class, Current Topics and Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys. And with us is J. Michael Matthews. Mike is sitting down there at the far end because he contracted some form of the plague in the last day. And we're not letting him sit anywhere near us. If you have a question, stay over there, because he's got a really bad cold going ...

Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

LARRY CIRELLI: So it's 11:30. Let's get started. We have now covered the financial statements. We covered the balance sheet, first thing yesterday. We then, covered the income statement. We've now covered the statement of cash flows. We've talked a little bit about stockholders equity in the course of those discussions. And now, we're going to finish up financial statements and their analysis with a discussion of notes of the financial statements. ...

Regulatory Trends, Fraud, and Other Issues on the Horizon

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

LAWRENCE M. CIRELLI: Thanks, Carla. So our last session of the day, as I mentioned before the break, is Regulatory Trends-- Fraud and Other Issues on the Horizon. We are very pleased to have back, after a little bit of a hiatus, Les Hand. Les taught this class with me. I had a note in my old notes, my outline that I have here, that I wrote lES on the top because he said something in his presentation I wanted to follow up on, and that was probably ...

Insight from the Statement of Cash Flows

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

LAWRENCE M. CIRELLI: OK. Good morning, everybody, and welcome back to the second session of the 2013 version of Basics of Accounting for Lawyers. We're going to start this morning, as we mentioned at the end of yesterday's session, with the cash flow statement. First, we're going to talk about insights from the cash flow statement, take a break, and then complete what the cash flow statement tells you. And we're going to end this morning's session ...

Compliance: What Audit Committees Need to Know

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Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2013

GENE A. CAPELLO: Good afternoon. Thanks for sticking around. Welcome to the afternoon session. We are going to be talking for the next hour about compliance and issues that affect audit committees. I am joined this afternoon with a terrific panel, very distinguished and very diverse panel of experts. And looking forward to hearing their comments. So by way of introduction, to my right is Mary K. Bush. Mary is a leading expert adviser and speaker ...

Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Outthe SEC and DOJ are Watching

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Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2013

JOHN F. OLSON: This is the last panel of the day. And as Laura has said, we're going to do it a little bit differently from the others. I think I mentioned that to those of you who were on early this morning when we started hours ago. We're going to be interactive. And you'll find in front of you a hypothetical fact situation which I will go through, and it consists of a number of different slides. Forget about the slide with our names on it. That's ...

Financial Reporting Developments: What Audit Committees Need to Know

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Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2013

CATHERINE BROMILOW: Well, welcome back everyone. We're going to get started with the Financial Reporting Developments panel, and again, we have a fair amount to cover in this panel. And let me start out by at least introducing our panelists. Again, I'm going to work in reverse alphabetical order, and I'm going to start to my immediate right. I'd like to welcome Daghan Or, here. Daghan is a practice fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, ...

Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much?

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Recorded on: Jun. 24, 2013

GENE CAPELLO: Well, good afternoon again. Thank you for joining us. I know this is tough on a Friday afternoon, when the weather's so beautiful out there. But we'll endeavor to make this as entertaining as possible. Title of our panel this afternoon is Risk Management, A Full Plate - But Is It Too Much? If you're an audit committee member and you weren't discouraged by the last panel, we'll try to do it again for you with this one as we talk about ...

IFRS and Other Accounting Matters

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2013

PAUL M. DUDEK: OK. Welcome back to you on the web and to you in the room here in New York at the Global Capital Markets 2013. Our next panel is a perennial favorite, focusing on IFRS and other accounting matters. And we have an all-star panel, I think, of commenters and panelists to address issues relating to IFRS and other accounting issues that face foreign private issuers in the United States. To David's right, we have Wayne Carnall, who is a ...

Capital Structure

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Recorded on: Jun. 5, 2013

RAJ TANDEN: Thanks, everyone, for returning. We're now going to turn to capital structure considerations. We have a couple of great speakers to discuss this topic. We've got Bill Brentani, who is a partner of Simpson Thatcher, & Bartlett in Palo Alto in the firm's corporate finance department. His practice focuses on representing issuers and underwriters in connection with a variety of public and private debt and equity offerings, including high ...

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George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

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Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.