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2018 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference


Location: Crowne Plaza

Address: 4728 Constitution Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Who Should Attend: CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, other accounting and auditing professionals, educators, financial executives, and lawyers.

Cost: $330 for both days; $165 for one day; lunch included. The conference qualifies for 16 hours of CPE credit (8 hours per day) and 13.3 hours of CLE credit (6.65 hours per day).

Additional Information

Registration: Online registration is now closed. Please call 225-578-6202 for registration information.

Payment:  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Note: You must have completed your registration prior to submitting the payment.

If you are paying with a check, checks should be made payable to "LSU Department of Accounting" and mailed to LSU Department of Accounting, 2800 Business Education Complex, 501 Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Refunds & Cancellations: Cancellations must be requested in writing by July 13, 2018 to be eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests should be emailed to Maggie Olivier at maggie1@lsu.edu. After July 13, 2018, no refunds will be issued.

Hotel: A special rate of $97/night (+ 14% tax) has been set up at the Crowne Plaza for conference attendees. To receive the special rate, reservations need to be made by Friday, June 29, 2018. Rates valid July 18-24, 2018. 

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 1-800-678-4065 or 225-925-2244 and use the group code “FAF” or let them know you are with the “LSU Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference.” You can also make a reservation online.

Questions? Contact the LSU Department of Accounting at 225-578-6202 or accounting@lsu.edu


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Session Speaker
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Richard White
Observations for Auditors from Recent Litigation
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dan M. Guy
Main Session
Interviewing 101
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jerry DeFatta
Main Session
Procurement Fraud, Bribery, and Corruption
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Seth T. Fisher
Breakout Session: Option 1
How to Effectively Use Benford's Law
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Mark shirley
Breakout Session: Option 2
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Advanced Interviewing
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Jerry DeFatta
Breakout Session: Option 1
Blockchain and Fraud
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Lewis B. Kilbourne
Breakout Session: Option 2
Drones, loT, AI: The New Audit & Forensic Accounting Tools
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Deniz Appelbaum
Main Session


Friday, July 20, 2018

Session Speaker
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Don’t Gamble on Fraud: Here’s Looking at You Kid
8:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Simeon Shigg
Main Session

PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey:
Pulling Fraud Out of the Shadows
9:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Seth Fisher
Andrea Warlick
Main Session

Discourse Fraud Analysis:
A New Paradigm for Forensic Accountants and Auditors
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Scott P. McHone
Breakout Session: Option 1

So, You Want to Be an Expert Witness/Consultant
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

David Hoffman
Breakout Session: Option 2
12:35 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Using Excel/Tableau to Catch Fraud
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Jared S. Soileau
Breakout Session: Option 1
Cybercrime: Virtual Information is More Valuable than Gold
1:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Joseph M. Wall
Breakout Session: Option 2
Forensic Interviewing
2:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
George Bokelberg
Main Session


Day 1 (07/19/2018)

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Roger W. Harris
Assistant Legislative Auditor and Director of Investigative Audit
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

During the course of his career, Harris has successfully pursued and defended hundreds of alleged fraudsters. Roger Harris is assistant legislative auditor and director of investigative audit for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office, where he supervises a 21-person, award-winning investigative audit unit. Harris has more than 30 years of experience handling fraud cases as a law enforcement officer, a commercial banker, an attorney, and as an investigative auditor. He routinely testifies before legislative committees on fraud investigations and related matters.

He has been a partner in a regional law firm, general counsel for two state agencies, legal counsel for a legislative committee, a business law instructor at LSU, and chairman of a state board that awards benefits to survivors of law enforcement officers and firemen who die in the line of duty.

Harris has a bachelor's degree in finance and a law degree from LSU. He was a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1993-1999 and became a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional in 2013. 


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Steven M. Goyne

Steven Goyne is a consultant in the Commodity Risk Advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Goyne is a specialist in distributed ledger technology, and has served multiple clients across the full lifecycle of strategy development, use case identification, prototyping, and implementation. He also serves clients in conducting risk assessments specific to DLT’s strategic impact, and served as the product manager on the first DLT prototype for real-time settlements in wholesale energy trading. He has collaborated with leading universities in research around consensus algorithms, distributed systems, and digital transformation.

Goyne brings experience in the energy trading space from both a functional and technology perspective. He has worked on projects assisting clients with various aspects of the commodity trading business; developing and implementing business and technical solutions, requirements gathering, business processing re-engineering, risk management principles and applications as well as project management.

Goyne focuses primarily on technology strategy and implementation, but has also served major energy firms with governance and compliance projects, including completing compliance risk assessments, designing compliance testing and monitoring programs, and assisting with regulatory investigation and remediation activities.


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Donna Torres, CPA
Associate Vice President
Louisiana State University

Donna K. Torres has more than three decades of work experience in accounting and business management. Torres has worked in public accounting, as the controller, for a retail home completion center, vice president and controller of a third party administrator for group life and health insurance, and as a financial professional for LSU.

Torres leads the Office of Accounting Services which includes payroll, accounts payable, travel, bursar operations, sponsored program accounting, and financial accounting and reporting to six of the nine LSU campuses. In addition, Torres is responsible for the University’s investment program; and the issuance and management of debt for LSU. Torres began her career at LSU in 1991 as payroll director, then promoted to her current position in 1999.

Torres studied accounting at LSU where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. She has served on the Campus Federal Credit Union Board of Directors since 1996. She serves in volunteer capacities for charities and not-for-profit entities in Baton Rouge.


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Frank S. Perri, JD, CPA, CFE
Adjunct Professor of Fraud Examination
DePaul University

Frank Perri works as an attorney in the criminal law field. In addition he is an adjunct professor at DePaul University lecturing on the topic of forensic accounting and fraud examination. Perri travels throughout the country lecturing to organizations representing law enforcement, accountants, fraud examiners, and internal auditors. His research interests include the behavioral profile of white-collar criminals, fraud detection violence, and organizational misconduct.



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Christine Cheng, CPA, PhD 
Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi

Christine Cheng is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. She has enjoyed working with the other tax faculty in the Patterson School of Accountancy and KPMG professionals to develop the first Master of Taxation with Data Analytics program sponsored by KPMG. This new program is being designed to provide students not only with technical skills and specialized knowledge in the area of taxation and data analytics, but also with practice in applying critical thinking to the challenges faced by tax professionals of tomorrow. Prior to joining the Patterson School of Accountancy, Cheng was an assistant professor at LSU where she taught and conducted research in multiple areas of taxation, including individual tax, small business entity tax, corporate tax, and international and state and local tax.

Cheng is an associate editor of the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting. Prior to earning her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University Cheng worked for both KPMG and a regional CPA firm, Padden, Guerrini and Associates (who has since merged with RKL) in central Pennsylvania as a consultant in the long-term care industry.


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Chair and Executive Director
American Board of Forensic Accounting

Scott McHone has been providing accounting solutions since 1986. Along with being a Certified Public Accountant, McHone is also a Certified Forensic Accountant®. McHone is the executive director of the American Board of Forensic Accounting® and is an associate of American Accountants, a CPA firm in California. McHone spends a lot of his time researching forensic accounting topics and is a frequent presenter at forensic accounting and fraud conferences across the United States.

When he is out of the office he can be found watching football and baseball games in season and enjoying motorsports.


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Bucky Kilbourne, M.A.,PhD
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, Department of Finance

Bucky Kilbourne is full-time Instructor of finance in the Department of Finance. He has been an instructor in Multinational Finance and in Financial Statements Analysis for the last six years. Prior to joining the faculty, he served for seven years as co-founder, chairman, and CEO of viaLink.com (VLNK) (global supply chain, internet-based, B2B item of record scan based trading) now owned by Park City Group (PCYG). He also served for 30 years as chief financial officer of Sonic Drive-Ins (NASDAQ: SONC), Popeyes Fried Chicken (NASDAQ: AACE), Brock Hotel Corp and Chuck E Cheese (NYSE:BHC and CEC), Church’s Fried Chicken (NYSE:CHU), and treasurer of National Convenience Stores (NCS). He has extensive business experience in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has BA in Economics and Political Science from LSU and a MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a research associate to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, while at the University of Pennsylvania.


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Patrick A. Juneau
Juneau & David PLC

Patrick Juneau has been a practicing attorney in Louisiana for 52 years. He has tried in excess of 200 civil jury trials and has served as a mediator in over 4,000 cases. His extensive experience has served him well in his later professional life. He has been appointed as a special master by federal and state Courts from California to Rhode Island. Some of the nationally known cases are: In Re: Combustion Inc., In Re: Avandia Products Liability Litigation, In Re: Guidant Defibrillators Product Liability Litigation, and In Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation. Two of the cases, In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation and the now infamous case of In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” or commonly known as, “the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico” are the largest single payor settlements in American legal history.

He was recently appointed by a Miami Federal Court to be the settlement special administrator in the national Takata Airbag litigation which is the largest recall in automotive history. In 1973, he was elected and served as a delegate in the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention. In 2006 he was recognized by the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a charter member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters.

Day 2 (7/20/2018)

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David Hoffman
Managing Director and Shareholder
Acuitas Inc

David Hoffman is a managing director and Shareholder of Acuitas Inc., an Atlanta CPA firm that specializes in forensic accounting and business valuation services. Hoffman has more than 25 years of experience providing accounting, business and financial advice to attorneys and their clients related to commercial disputes, civil and criminal litigation, and forensic accounting investigations. Prior to joining Acuitas, Hoffman was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP in its Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice and worked in the same field for PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand. Hoffman is a co-editor and chapter author of the 5th edition of the Litigation Services Handbook, The Role of the Financial Expert, one of the most commonly referenced texts for certified public accountants and other financial professionals who provide litigation consulting services and who serve as expert witnesses on topics such as damages, lost profits, legal and accounting malpractice, and a wide range of related issues.

Hoffman has significant forensic accounting experience having performed investigations at publicly traded corporations, private companies, and not for profit entities. He has led independent investigations working with counsel representing boards of directors, internal investigations for management, and parallel investigations related to criminal or regulatory matters. While a partner at Ernst & Young, Hoffman also performed “shadow investigations” as an extension of financial statement audit teams. In this capacity he assisted auditors and risk management personnel to evaluate the scope and findings of investigations being conducted at audit clients and to modify auditing procedures when necessary. He has testified about his investigations and is experienced in interacting with regulators and law enforcement agencies such as the SEC, IRS, US Department of Justice, and various bank regulatory agencies. 

Hoffman’s forensic accounting experience also includes providing litigation consulting services in professional malpractice cases, regulatory investigations, and commercial disputes. He has served as a consulting expert and testifying expert in accounting malpractice cases on topics related to accounting and auditing issues, financial reporting practices, generally accepted auditing standards, and other professional standards for CPAs. Hoffman also serves as a consulting and testifying expert in commercial disputes regarding damages and lost profits and has served as an arbitrator for purposes of resolving disputes arising from merger or acquisitions including working capital adjustments and alleged breaches of financial and accounting related representations and warranties. 

In addition to his extensive forensic accounting experience, Hoffman has conducted attestation services including agreed upon procedures, review, and audit engagements. 

An accounting graduate of the LSU, Hoffman is a CPA licensed in Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs, which has recognized him as Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). 


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Jared S. Soileau, PhD, CIA, CPA, CISA, CCSA, CRMA
Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

Jared Soileau is assistant professor of accounting at LSU where he teaches accounting information systems and audit analytics. Soileau’s academic credentials include a bachelor of science degree in accounting, a master of business administration from LSU, and a PhD in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Memphis. His research interests include auditing, corporate governance, and enterprise risk management.

Prior to receiving his advanced degrees, Soileau had an extensive career in internal auditing and information systems auditing in both public accounting and industry, working at Ernst & Young LLP, Alcatel Inc., Avery Dennison Inc., and FedEx Services. He currently serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors Academic Relations Committee and Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors ‘New Perspectives’ editorial board.


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Seth Fisher, CPA

Seth Fisher is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics. Fisher has over fifteen years of experience in providing business and financial consulting to clients operating in a wide range of industries, including energy, real estate, financial services, software, and technology. He has been involved in disputes, litigation support, corporate investigations, due diligence and other consulting assignments regarding matters involving complex accounting, commercial contracts, revenue recognition, securities litigation, construction projects, anticorruption, and other forensic accounting matters.


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Andrea Warlick

Andrea Warlick is a Manager in PwC’s Houston Forensic Services practice. Ms. Warlick has nine years of experience in providing business and financial consulting to clients in a wide range of industries including energy, industrial products, agriculture, construction, telecommunications, real estate, software, healthcare, and mining. SheWarlick is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Warlick has been involved in corporate investigations, contract compliance and licensing reviews, dispute analysis and litigation support, anti-corruption compliance reviews and due diligence, environmental cost claim analysis, and other consulting matters involving complex accounting, construction projects, commercial contracts, revenue recognition, and other forensic accounting matters.

Warlick’s work experience includes analyzing books and records, conducting interviews, performing site visits and examining transactions to assist companies in identifying potential accounting, corruption and fraud related red flags and addressing disputes.  She has conducted investigations, performed anti-corruption due diligence, and provided consulting services in Latin America and Asia.


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Joseph Wall, PhD
Assistant Professor
Marquette University

Joseph Wall is one of the foremost accounting experts in the field of Wall Street cybercrime and distributed ledger (such as blockchain) technologies. He presents, consults, and takes paid engagements frequently in areas involving financial market forensic investigation, distributed ledger technologies, and private company valuations. He is consulted and funded by multiple firms, including Deloitte, PwC, and the Institute of Management Accountants. His current research tends to focus in the areas of regulation, fraudulent behavior, and cyber-strategy. Much of his work seeks to design thriving financial systems by better understanding the unintended consequences rules and regulations may have. Since 1993 he has been a full-time financial analyst and professional investor. He is a managing member and the co-founder of his securities investment firm, which has been in business since 1998, and specializes in risk arbitrage transactions.

Wall joined Marquette University in 2015. He earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from Marquette University, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Marquette, Wall worked for seven years as an assistant professor at Carthage College, serving four years as a department chair.

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George Bokelberg, PhD

Special Agent

George Bokelberg received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University and has been a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty years. In addition to serving for several years as the chief psychologist to the FBI's undercover program,  Bokelberg has worked for many years as a criminal investigator for a variety of white collar crimes including health care fraud, art fraud, and public corruption. Bokelberg received the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from the Metropolitan Crime Commission on three separate occasions and was the lead investigator on the team which was awarded by the U.S. Attorney General, the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, for their successful conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.


Simeon A. Shigg

Simeon Alan Shigg has been an accounting professional for the past 12 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he has kept one eye on the financials and the other on operations. Two years ago, Simeon and his wife of almost eight years relocated to Silicon Valley after he was recruited to join Casino M8trix as chief financial officer. Casino M8trix is a 49 table cardroom in San Jose, CA. Prior to accepting the position at Casino M8trix, Simeon was the controller at Urth Caffé where he oversaw reporting for seven locations. Before Urth Caffé, he was a regional accountant for American Golf Corporation, where he was the accountant for approximately 18 golf courses in the Southern California area. The Los Angeles native enjoys debits and credits, Netflix, cooking, and spending time with family, whose newest addition is their twelve week old daughter. Understanding city, state, and federal regulations is an essential responsibility within his role and an important skill set that he instills in his staff.


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