FSS Forensic Services Section Joint Sections Meeting | SFS62919

Date :
May 17, 2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location :
Los Angeles Airport
Facility :
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
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CPE Credits :
CPE 1.00, CPE 1.00, CPE 1.00, CPE 1.50, CPE 1.50, CPE 1.50, CPE 1.00, CPE 1.50, CPE 1.00, MCLE 1.50, MCLE 1.00, MCLE 1.00, MCLE 1.50, MCLE 1.00, MCLE 1.50, MCLE 1.00, MCLE LS-FL 1.00, MCLE LS-FL 1.50
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Schedule of events

7:45 AM - Registration and networking breakfast
Come early, eat well, and meet new friends and professional contacts at a networking breakfast.

8:45 - 9 AM - Welcome and opening remarks

9:15 - 10:15 AM - Morning Breakout Sessions, CPE: 1.0 (select one of two options)

"Case Law Update" (Business Valuation/Family Law)    MCLE: 1.0, MCLE LS-FL: 1.0
Judge Reva Goetz and Darlene Elmore will provide updates on recent family law cases and tax-related issues.

"What Forensic Accountants Should Know About Claims for Employee Theft" (Economic Damages/Fraud and Financial Investigations)   A&A: 1.0, FR: 1.0
Join Rick Contorno with RSM, Doug Karpp and Joe Quinn, with Hiscox USA, for a discussion on the do's and dont's of filing a claim for employee theft.  These experienced insurance industry professionals will delve into methods of calculating and proving loss amounts, internal controls, and more.

10:20 - 11:50 AM - Morning Breakout Sessions, CPE: 1.5 (select one of two options)

"Case Study - How to Value Small Companies" (Business Valuation/Family Law)   MCLE: 1.5
Ted Israel, JB Rizzo, and Tom Collins will review and discuss a small business valuation report, explaining how to value unique companies where little valuation data is available.

"Big Data in Internal Investigations" (Economic Damages/Fraud and Financial Investigations)   A&A: 1.5, FR: 1.5
Confronted with “big data” in your internal investigation?  Christopher Riper with FTI Consulting will help you identify, obtain, and analyze “big data” by providing practical advice and approaches to consider, along with case examples. The presentation will cover certain tools and systems but is general in nature, no knowledge of programming or specific systems is required.

12-1 PM - Lunch and Keynote Speakers, CPE: 1.0

"How Data Privacy Laws Affect Consumers, Businesses, and Service Providers - A Discussion on California’s New Data Privacy Law"   MCLE: 1.0

• Moderator: Eric Poer, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice)
• Mike Garibaldi, Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Forensic Litigation and Consulting practice)
• Patrick Robbins, Global Litigation Practice Group Leader, Shearman & Sterling
• Emma Maconick, Partner in Data Privacy and IP, Shearman & Sterling
• Ron Yearwood, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, and former chief hacker of the FBI
• Chris Zohlen, Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice)

The panel will discuss how California's new data privacy law will impact consumers, businesses, and service providers.  They'll also discuss what practitioners should know about the law and how to prepare for its implementation in January 2020.

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Afternoon Breakout Sessions, CPE: 1.0 (select one of two options)

The Brooks Case - Recent Use of the Van Kamp Case to Apportion a Separate Property Business Interest (Business Valuation/Family Law)    MCLE: 1.0
Brian Boone with Schultze, Boone & Silva, will discuss the recent Brooks Case decision, explain the key facts and factors that were considered in the case, and share how they were considered by the CPAs and attorneys and the court.
"Punitive Damages - Winning Them and Defeating Them (Part One)" (Economic Damages/Fraud and Financial Investigations)   MCLE: 1.0
Attorneys Gerald A. Klein and Brian Kelly with Klein & Wilson will be joined by Barbara Luna of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt, with explaining the legal and practical requirements to win and defeat a punitive damages claim.

2:20 - 3:50 PM - Afternoon Breakout Sessions, CPE: 1.5 (select one of two options)

"Marriage of Ciprari - Has Tracing Changed or Stayed the Same?" (Business Valuation/Family Law)   MCLE: 1.5, MCLE LS-FL: 1.5
Hear from forensic accountant Ron Anfuso and attorney Bill Glavin, who will discuss the IRMO Ciprari case and will share the underlying details on why the court ruled the way they did.

"Punitive Damages - Winning Them and Defeating Them (Part Two)" (Economic Damages/Fraud and Financial Investigations)  MCLE: 1.5


  • Learn about recent case law and tax updates in family law.
  • Understand how to file a claim for employee theft.
  • Walk through valuing businesses where little valuation data is available.
  • Gain knowledge of how to use big data in internal investigations.
  • Discuss the impact of California's new privacy laws.
  • Explore the legal and practice requirements for winning and defeating a punitive damages claim.
  • Hear from the expert and attorney who tried the Cipriari case to get underlying details of why the court ruled the way they did.
  • Develop your knowledge of how the Brooks case affects a Pereira/Van Camp analysis to apportion separate property interests in your client's company.

Major Subjects:

  • Family law case updates
  • Family law tax updates
  • Employee theft claims
  • Calculating and proving loss amounts
  • Valuing small businesses and/or businesses with little valuation data
  • Using big data in internal investigations
  • California's new data privacy law
  • Brooks Case decision
  • Punitive damages claim
  • IRMO Ciprari case

Advanced Prep:

Download the materials (available on the CalCPA website four days prior to meeting) in advance.

Misc. Information:

  • Includes parking, breakfast, lunch, CPE and materials.
  • CalCPA has a room block with the LAX Renaissance Hotel at a rate of $154 (+tax) a night. The last day to book is April 25. Make your reservation here.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and would like to request a special meal, please email emily.ku@calcpa.org by no later than May 3.
Level of Difficulty:
Field of Interest:
Specialized Knowledge
Some knowledge of forensic accounting and litigation is preferred.
Designed For:
CPAs, attorneys, and other forensic accounting professionals.


Ron J Anfuso, ABV, CPA
Brian Michael Boone, CPA
Brian M. Boone, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFA—In 1996, Brian M. Boone joined the firm of Schultze, Wallace & O’Neil (SWO) as a manager. Soon after, he joined David Schultze as a principal shareholder in Schultze, Boone and Associates. Boone has been qualified as an expert and has testified in court in multiple counties in California and three counties in Nevada on all aspects of family law litigation, and also providing economic damage calculation in personal injury, wrongful termination, and wrongful death civil actions. He has also served as a court-approved turn-around consultant to debtor-in-possession in a large Chapter 11 (reorganization) bankruptcy, has provided valuations for transactional purposes, and has been retained to provide other general business consultations. Boone earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College, after which he began his career with Touche Ross, assisting in the audits of large commercial entities. He later joined Western Sunrise Mortgage Corporation (WSMC), where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 1997, Boone received his master’s in business administration with concentrations in both finance and marketing from the University of California, Davis.
Thomas David Collins, CPA
Rick Contorno
Darlene Lynn Elmore, ABV, CPA

Darlene L. Elmore, CPA, ABV, CFF has over 28 years of experience as an accountant and has worked in public accounting for the last 23. With an office in Santa Rosa, her practice is focused on providing forensic accounting analysis and services and business valuation, with a special emphasis on family law matters. In addition to her certification as a CPA, she is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.

Michael C Garibaldi, CPA
William P Glavin
Reva Goetz
Judge Reva G. Goetz was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in February 2010. She first took the bench as a Commissioner in November 1991. Judge Goetz was assigned to the Family Law Department in Van Nuys from 2014 to 2015 and was assigned to the Family Law Department at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles from 2001 to March 2007. Judge Goetz sat in the Probate Department in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse from March 2007 to August 2014 where her calendar consisted of all matters related to Trusts, Estates, Conservatorships, and Guardianships. Prior to her appointment to the bench Judge Goetz was a Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Major Fraud Unit. Prior to practicing law, and while attending law school, Judge Goetz worked as a Financial Analyst and Accountant. Judge Goetz received her law degree from Whittier Law School, where she was an Editor on the Law Review, and her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from UCLA.
Theodore D. Israel, ABV, CFF, CPA, CVA

Theodore D. Israel (IFG, LLP, San Rafael, California) has been in public accounting since receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Golden Gate University in 1976. In addition to being a licensed California CPA, he also holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations from the AICPA and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Israel is a member of the AICPA’s Business Valuation Committee and the CalCPA Forensic Services Section Steering Committee, and a past chair of the CalCPA Business Valuation Section.

Israel has authored numerous articles on business valuation and is on the editorial advisory board of Business Valuation Update. From 1982 to 1994 he served on the part-time faculty of the department of management studies at Sonoma State University. He has spoken on business valuation and forensic accounting topics for the AICPA, CalCPA, New York and Arizona State Societies of CPAs, American Society of Appraisers, California Judicial Council, Business Valuation Resources, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and several local Bar Associations. He also served as a certification instructor for NACVA from 2006 to 2007. Israel provides business valuation consulting and expert witness services in a variety of contexts including estate and gift matters, mergers and acquisitions, family law and corporate dissolutions including court appointments.

Doug Karpp
Brian Kelly
Gerald Klein
Mr. Klein has taken over 40 cases to verdict in jury trials and bench trials. His success in the courtroom is underscored by the numerous accolades and recognitions he has achieved throughout his career, including selection by his peers as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in 2003 and again in 2009. His tenacity in the courtroom led to a $26 million recovery, including punitive damages, in a breach of contract/fraud case against a major media company. Mr. Klein recovered $10 million in a legal malpractice case against one of California's largest law firms and $12 million in a breach of contract case that settled on the first day of trial. Read more about Klein & Wilson's significant results. Mr. Klein represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, legal malpractice, real estate, trade secrets, unfair competition, and insurance bad faith. He has also served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters. In 2017, Mr. Klein was inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious invitation only fellowship of trial lawyers in the United States. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality. Mr. Klein has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2005. In 2014, 2015, and 2019, he was listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 50 Orange County list. Mr. Klein was also listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 100 Southern California List in 2019. Mr. Klein is also recognized as one of the elite trial attorneys in Orange County by OC Register Metro magazine. He achieved an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell denoting the highest level of professional excellence from his peers. Since 2015, Mr. Klein has been listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Klein began his career as a prosecutor in the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, one of the toughest prosecutorial offices in California. As a district attorney, he became a hard-nosed trial lawyer and gained substantial jury trial experience. Mr. Klein is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization whose membership includes top trial lawyers who have handled a certain number of jury trials. In 2001, Mr. Klein was elected as Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA. In 2005, Mr. Klein served on the Board of Governors for the Orange County Association of Business Trial Lawyers for two consecutive terms. Mr. Klein obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1982 and graduated magna cum laude from one of the flagship state universities in New York. During law school, Mr. Klein received the Russell P. Serber Memorial Scholarship. In addition to being a full time trial lawyer, Mr. Klein also has taught college level courses on the law for the University of California and California State University Long Beach. Mr. Klein taught trial practice at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, in the fall of 2014. He has also given dozens of seminars to the largest law firms in the country on multimedia trial presentations. Mr. Klein's trial based presentation skills are so widely recognized that the Association of Business Trial Lawyers asked Mr. Klein to serve as one of the faculty in its annual seminar on the Art of Story Telling. In addition to speaking on legal subjects, Mr. Klein has also written numerous articles which have appeared in prominent legal publications, including an article accepted by the California State Bar for the continuing education of the bar. Mr. Klein attributes his success in the courtroom to his experience as a champion high school wrestler. "I learned a lot from wrestling. I learned that what happens on the day of the match is not as much about what happened that day but, rather, it is about what happened in the months of preparation leading up to the event. Winning depends less upon who is stronger but more upon who is better prepared and more determined to win. Most importantly, I learned I hate to lose."
Dr Barbara C Luna, ABV, CFE, CFF, CPA, CVA
Barbara C. Luna, CPA, PhD, ASA, CVA, CGREA, CFE, CMC, is a partner in the accounting firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky & Luna in Sherman Oaks. She frequently testifies in individual and business damages cases, conducts business and real estate valuations, testifies about them, and performs investigative accounting work. Dr. Luna has written extensively about damages issues and is a frequent lecturer on litigation-related topics for attorneys and accountants.
Emma Maconick
Eric Poer, CPA
Joe Quinn
Christopher A Riper
JB Cohen Rizzo, CPA
JB Rizzo, CPA/ABV, CVA provides litigation support and business valuation services with Hargrave & Hargrave, CPAs. He is responsible for valuations of small to medium sized companies in divorce, shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax, buying and selling businesses, and other purposes. He also performs family law-specific analyses, such as cash flow available for support, child support calculations, spousal support calculations, Moore/Marsden characterization of real property analysis, and other litigation support needs involving a variety of different types of commercial disputes.

He has taught a graduate level tax class at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is an active participant in statewide professional organizations and has presented continuing professional education seminars to his colleagues.

Patrick D Robbins
Ron Yearwood
Ron Yearwood is a Senior Managing Director in the Cybersecurity practice and is based in San Francisco, where he serves as the office lead for Cybersecurity. Mr. Yearwood is an accomplished cybersecurity and law enforcement veteran whose expertise includes cybersecurity incident response, investigation, prevention, remediation, recovery, and neutralization. Mr. Yearwood has more than 30 years of experience combatting the foremost criminal and national security threats. Having spent more than 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mr. Yearwood led strategic and investigative operations against hundreds of criminal and nation state cyber threat actors. During his tenure in the FBI Cyber Division, Mr. Yearwood served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Yearwood directed the FBI’s premier network intrusion rapid incident response team, responsible for hundreds of successful operations, including advanced digital forensics, malware analysis, network intrusion investigations, and vulnerability/exploit analysis. As a Senior FBI Cyber Executive, he led national cyber response management during multiple high-profile cyber investigations and operations receiving significant public/private scrutiny and media attention. Mr. Yearwood also led highly decorated programs focusing on cyber intelligence operations and development of innovative threat agnostic cyber tools. During his time with the FBI, Mr. Yearwood provided cyber risk/threat briefings to more than 1,000 private sector and government organizations/representatives, consistently including senior executive participation. Prevalent topics included incident response planning, preparedness, remediation, and prevention. Mr. Yearwood joined the FBI in 1995 working in Boston conducting violent crime and cyber investigations. As a member of the inaugural Cyber Squad in Boston, his team provided the foundation for the thriving Cyber component currently in existence today. In 2000, as a program manager at FBI Headquarters, Mr. Yearwood’s team broke new ground leading criminal and national security covert operations. In 2003, Mr. Yearwood led the Cyber Squad in the FBI Houston field office prior to an assignment in the Counterterrorism Division in 2007. There, he led several hundred agents and analysts investigating thousands of terrorism cases managing the most significant risks faced by the nation resulting in dozens of arrests/plot disruptions in both the United States and across the globe. Mr. Yearwood holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. He is also a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) in addition to his membership with Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Chris Zohlen
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