Speaking Engagement

Pocket MBA 2017: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

PLI Seminar

20 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

This program will enhance your understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers. Practical advice and application of information to actual situations and financial reports will provide participants with opportunities to immediately implement growth and broaden capabilities.

Partner Scott Lesmes will participate in panel discussion entitled “Key Factors Shaping Financial Reporting” on Day One of the program. Topics will include: 

  • Objectives of financial reporting;
  • Overview of financial and regulatory agencies – FASB, AICPA, SEC, PCAOB;
  • Insight into the workings of the audit committee;
  • Where are we now: accounting and regulatory updates ;
  • The role of, and interplay between, auditors, attorneys and regulators; and 
  • Off balance sheet structures: Repo 105, Enron and more.



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