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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Live Webcast

Financial Fraud Expert Panel (E2405552)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Registration: 9:00 AM EDT



2 CPE Credits in AA
Note Changed to Webinar - start 9AM


Spend a morning with attorneys and forensic accountants networking and then learn how to protect your business and clients’ businesses from financial fraud. This event is hosted by the NJCPA and the New Jersey State Bar Association.


All public accountants and finance professionals


Expand your network of local attorneys and learn what measures to put in place to protect your company and your clients from financial fraud.


From 8-9 a.m., join us for breakfast and network with local attorneys and peers. The seminar will follow from 9-11 a.m.  

Last year, amid sweeping financial fraud in New Jersey, residents lost $251.7 million. While we often think of high-profile cases when we think of financial fraud (Bernie Madoff, for example), small and mid-sized businesses are frequent targets of white-collar crime, too. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • If a client comes to you and suspects that they are a victim of fraud, what should you do?
  • What legal issues should accountants be aware of that will help them optimize their investigation and report?
  • When a criminal investigation involving a financial crime goes overt, what steps should an accountant take to protect himself/herself as well as the client?
  • What are the legal issues of which accountants should be aware that will help them optimize their investigation and report?
  • What do attorneys want accountants to know about being an expert witness that will help their cases?
  • What do expert accountants want attorneys to know and what kinds of questions should they ask to ensure a successful litigation?
  • Innovative cost-saving measures that will allow attorneys to engage experts early without incurring outsized expenses
  • Loss calculations are the driving force of any financial fraud: what can attorneys and accountants do to best position their clients?
  • Have a client selling a business? Beware of what dangers may lurk in the shadows.
  • Answers to your questions








Raymond Brown

Raymond M Brown, Esq.

Civil and Criminal Litigator

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC, Hackensack

Melissa Dardani

Melissa A. Dardani, CPA, MAcc, CFE


MD Advisory

Melissa is the founder and managing member of MD Advisory, a boutique forensic firm. She has an extensive background in forensic accounting, data analytics, and cash flow analyses, as well as in diagnosing and remediating business problems. Melissa is a member of several NJCPA interest groups, including the Cannabis Interest Group, the Student Loan Debt Task Force and the Emerging Leaders Council.

Brian Sanvidge

Brian P. Sanvidge, CIG, CFE


Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP

Brian is the leader of the firm’s Regulatory Compliance and Investigations Group. He has been with Anchin Block & Anchin since 2019. As a Certified Inspector General in New York, he has more than 25 years of experience working with businesses on labor investigations, fraud investigations, disaster recovery, and business continuity. He has lectured nationally on labor law, business fraud, white- collar crime, and tax fraud, and has worked on regulatory compliance and government investigations for groups including the New York State Surrogate Bench as well as several bar associations. In 2013, Brian was honored to be included among the Who’s Who of Forensic Accountants by the Long Island Business News.

Mary Toscano

Mary Toscano, Esq.

Former Federal Prosecutor

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, Roseland


$134.00 - Member

$143.00 - Nonmember

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