Press Release



Jeff May

AICPA and American Bar Association Join Forces on Corporate Governance Summit 

Sessions Emphasize Effective Collaboration Between the Accounting and Legal Professions 
Published May 07, 2013

NEW YORK (May 7, 2013) – CPAs and lawyers both play critical roles in corporate governance, and practitioners of the two professions can serve their clients more effectively with better insight into each other’s duties and responsibilities. That is the guiding principle behind a new conference on collaboration strategies that will be jointly hosted next month by the American Institute of CPAs and the American Bar Association.

The Summit on Emerging Corporate Governance Trends for Lawyers & Accountants will be held June 6-7 at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. The event highlights best practices for effective collaboration and communication between the two professions, and is designed for CPAs, attorneys, auditors, CEOs, risk management officers and other senior corporate executives.

Sessions, delivered by subject matter experts, will delve into:

  • Emerging issues for audit committees
  • Coordinating advice on key disclosures issues in Securities & Exchange Commission comment letters, enforcement proceedings, and private litigation.
  • Jointly managing investigations
  • The impact of cyber crime on risk assessment and management.
  • Practical guidance on the implications of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for clients

A pre-conference workshop on defusing misunderstandings between the professions is available on Wednesday, June 5.

To obtain press credentials for the conference, please phone or email Jeff May at the contact information above. Attendees can register for the event on the summit’s web page.


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