Hot Topics in Financial Crime: 2020 Edition

December 1, 2020
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

Partners Matthew Lee and Matthew Adams discuss the evolving landscape of criminal financial investigations and prosecutions, and how shifting policies at the U.S. Department of Justice and its international counterparts shape the extent to which financial offenses come into the crosshairs of criminal authorities. Now, more than perhaps ever before, financial conduct that was once the subject of mere civil or regulatory scrutiny, is the focus of criminal investigations. The synergies between white-collar criminal defense lawyers and forensic accountants are stronger now than any point in recent history. From setting forth the current trends in white-collar investigations, to dissecting the applicable accounting principles and the legal framework that drives them, the speakers break down the government's motive for, and technology driven methods of, investigating financial crime in 2020.