September 12, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Entrepreneurship Forum and Internal Control Institute
Mark provides CPE and technical staff training for CPA firms, private industry, state CPA societies, and government organizations. His topics include accounting, SSARS, ethics, fraud, internal and external auditing, internal control development (COSO), entrepreneurship, and developing a business plan.
Mark is also an expert witness in the defense of CPAs in cases involving primarily ethics, fraud, and compliance with standards in the performance of professional services.
Mark’s public accounting experience includes working with Kenneth Leventhal & Company and more recently, he was a partner at NSBN, a Beverly Hills CPA and business consulting firm. Mark’s industry experience includes serving as assistant controller of a large trucking and warehousing firm along with controller and Vice President of Finance and Administration for major real estate development companies. Mark also spent nearly 30 years as an entrepreneur, operating a company that prepared individuals for the CPA exam nationwide.
Mark has been involved in accounting education at CSU Northridge, CSU San Bernardino, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from CSU Northridge. He obtained his Executive MBA at the Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, where he previously had been a student of Dr. Drucker’s. He also obtained an Internal Control Certificate from COSO. Until recently, he authored “Knowledge Based Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements” for CCH and updated their checklists for SSARS engagements. He also served as Senior Editor for Roger CPA Review.
Olivia G. Robinson, President
Olivia Robinson investigates fraud and white collar crime. She has conducted critical, time-sensitive investigations since 1982. Ms. Robinson heads up a licensed private investigative agency comprised of a multidisciplinary team of investigators, including forensic accountants, certified fraud examiners and computer forensic specialists who are uniquely able to provide actionable results, using a combination of investigative techniques.
She has lectured widely and written on the subject of fraud, white collar crime, and developing winning strategies for the recovery from both.
Ms. Robinson is on the Board of Directors of the California Receivers Forum, Los Angeles-Orange County. She has held positions on the boards of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association for Corporate Growth, and the Association of Strategic Planning. She is an active member of the Women’s White Collar Crime Defense Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and other professional organizations.
Mark Mermelstein, Partner
Mark Mermelstein, a trial lawyer with more than 20 first-chair trials, specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex litigation, particularly in technology-related matters. He also handles Cybersecurity, Privacy, Litigation and Enforcement matters.
Mark focuses his work representing corporations and individuals facing allegations of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, environmental crimes, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act, mail/wire fraud, and embezzlement.
Mark also focuses on asset recovery for corporate crime victims such as those victimized by cybercrime, including theft of trade secrets, hacking, counterfeiting and other business crimes. In this regard, Mark routinely leads data breach and cybersecurity incident response efforts, as well as proactively advises on data breach mitigation strategies.
Mark has written many articles and has spoken extensively on many aspects of his practice. A frequent commentator on matters related to white collar crime, he has been recommended by Legal 500 in both White Collar Criminal Defense, and Cybersecurity.
Topic 1. Fraud Prevention - Practical Approaches that Actually Work;
Topic 2. The Realities of Pursuing Fraud and Elder Financial Abuse & Lessons from the Frontlines of the Elder Fraud Wars
$85.00 Member Ticket
$105.00 Chapter Affiliate Ticket
$65.00 Student Member Ticket
$105.00 Non-Member Ticket
$500.00 Event Sponsor Ticket