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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Released on: May. 26, 2014
Running Time: 12:20:28

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[02:02:20] Anatomy of the Balance Sheet Karen Kincaid Balmer ~ Kincaid Consulting, LLC
John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Colleen Vallen ~ Partner, Citrin Cooperman
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[01:17:30] Physiology of the Income Statement Kenneth G Yormark ~ Director, Disputes & Investigations, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
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[01:29:13] Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story John J Carney ~ BakerHostetler LLP
Matthew B Greenblatt ~ Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
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[01:16:27] Bankruptcy/Damages Howard Fielstein ~ Citrin Cooperman
Joel Moss ~ Mayer Brown LLP
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[00:59:35] Insight from the Statement of Cash Flows John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
T.C. Fleming ~ Cheif Financial Officer, 1010data, Inc.
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[01:01:16] What the Statement of Cash Flows Tells You John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
T.C. Fleming ~ Cheif Financial Officer, 1010data, Inc.
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[01:00:26] Fraud/Damages Karen Kincaid Balmer ~ Kincaid Consulting, LLC
John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Colleen Vallen ~ Partner, Citrin Cooperman
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[01:32:24] Regulatory Trends, Fraud, and Other Issues on the Horizon Alexander M Vasilescu ~ Regional Trial Counsel/Trial Unit Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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[01:30:14] Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
T.C. Fleming ~ Cheif Financial Officer, 1010data, Inc.
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Accounting is a language of business. Because attorneys encounter accounting information in a wide range of legal issues, it is critical for lawyers to understand financial statements and core accounting concepts. This practical course, specifically designed for the non-accountant attorney, will provide an understanding of financial statements and the key principles of accounting, using real-life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly face. Whether you are in-house or external counsel, Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014 will help you to help your company or clients. Basics of Accounting for Lawyers will also offer insight into the effective use of financial experts, accounting and financial issues where attorneys can put themselves at risk, and current hot topics in accounting and business.

Lecture Topics  [Total time 012:20:28]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Introduction and Overview* [00:11:03]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., Colleen Vallen
  • Anatomy of the Balance Sheet [02:02:20]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., Colleen Vallen, Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Physiology of the Income Statement [01:17:30]
    Kenneth G. Yormark
  • Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story [01:29:13]
    John J. Carney, Matthew B. Greenblatt
  • Bankruptcy/Damages [01:16:27]
    Howard Fielstein, Joel Moss
  • Insight from the Statement of Cash Flows [00:59:35]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming
  • What the Statement of Cash Flows Tells You [01:01:16]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming
  • Fraud/Damages [01:00:26]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., Colleen Vallen, Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Regulatory Trends, Fraud, and Other Issues on the Horizon [01:32:24]
    Tracy Richelle High, Alexander M. Vasilescu
  • Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys [01:30:14]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • The Balance Sheet
    Lawrence M. Cirelli
  • GAAP, GAAS, IFRS (PowerPoint Slides)
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Overview of Accounting and Auditing Frameworks
    Lisa C. Snow
  • Accounting Fundamentals and Frameworks (PowerPoint Slides)
    Lisa C. Snow
  • What is the Difference Between a Compilation, a Review and an Audit?: Comparative Overview
    Kay Filler
  • GAAP and IFRS, the Accounting Cycle, and GAAS—Why They Are Important
    Kay Filler
  • Balance Sheet (PowerPoint Slides)
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Should Brands Be on GAAP Balance Sheets?
    Terry Lloyd
  • Dissecting Your Client’s Profitability
    Terry Lloyd
  • Introduction to Financial Statements: Balance Sheet & Income Statement Content & Concepts (PowerPoint Slides)
    Sonya Andreassen-Henderson
  • Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyers Need to Know
    Matthew B. Greenblatt
  • Notes to Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Chetan Joshi
  • Notes to Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story (PowerPoint Slides)
    Chetan Joshi
  • Notes to Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Lori L. Jackson
  • Balance and Income Sheet Basics
    Michael LoGiudice, Sonya Andreassen-Henderson
  • Internal Controls, Accrual Adjustments and Loss Forecasting (March 6, 2014)
    Tracy Richelle High
  • Statement of Cash Flows and Related Accounting Topics: An Overview (PowerPoint Slides)
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming
  • Statement of Cash Flows & Financial Statement Analysis (PowerPoint Slides)
    Stacie Kowalczyk
  • 2011 Bank of America Financial Statements and Notes
    Chetan Joshi
  • Anti-Corruption Policy: More Than Good Business—It’s the Law (PowerPoint Slides)
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Fraud: Protect Your Business & Client
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Small Businesses, Trust and Internal Control Weaknesses
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Fraud in the Financial Statements is an Elusive Thing
    Lesley D. Hand
  • How Lawyers Use Accountants as Experts
    Matthew D. Harrison
  • Dispute Resolution as a Part of Your Merger or Your Acquisition Agreement
    Kenneth Mathieu
  • The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts (PowerPoint Slides)
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming
  • The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., T.C. Fleming

Presentation Material

  • Balance Sheet
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Physiology of the Income Statement
    Kenneth G. Yormark
  • Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Matthew B. Greenblatt
  • Regulatory Trends, Fraud, and Other Issues on the Horizon
    Howard Fielstein, Joel Moss
  • Statement of Cash Flows and Related Accounting Topics
    T.C. Fleming
  • Fraud/Damages
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Corporate Accounting Fraud 2010 and 2011: Highlighted SEC Activity and Whether to Hire Outside Counsel When Conducting an Internal Investigation
    Tracy Richelle High
  • Bankruptcy/Damages
    Alexander M. Vasilescu
  • The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D.
Co-Chair(s)
John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Colleen Vallen ~ Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Speaker(s)
Karen Kincaid Balmer ~ Kincaid Consulting, LLC
John J. Carney ~ BakerHostetler LLP
Howard Fielstein ~ Citrin Cooperman
T.C. Fleming ~ Cheif Financial Officer, 1010data, Inc.
Matthew B. Greenblatt ~ Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Joel Moss ~ Mayer Brown LLP
Alexander M. Vasilescu ~ Regional Trial Counsel/Trial Unit Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office
Kenneth G. Yormark ~ Director, Disputes & Investigations, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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