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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Live Webcast

Lessons Learned from Recent Accounting Malpractice Actions (X1-AMA2-2024-01-WEBNR-52-01)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

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1 CPE Credits in BL
1 CPE Credits in PE


Recent economic volatility has created added stress on accounting and finance professionals and their clients. When individuals or businesses lose money, they often blame others for their misfortune. Business disputes can sometimes lead to accounting malpractice claims. Understanding the most common types of accounting malpractice claims provides a roadmap of what not to do. This course provides a current overview of accounting malpractice litigation throughout the United States. The goal is to learn about the types of claims asserted against CPA firms and strategies to employ to avoid such claims. Reviewing malpractice claims allows us to identify patterns of behavior that may reduce litigation risk.


Accounting or financial service professionals who seek to gain a better understanding of current accounting malpractice claims and steps to avoid claims in the future


  • Identify high risk activities to avoid
  • Recognize common defenses to malpractice claims
  • Be well versed in standards of professional conduct
  • Understand the litigation process for malpractice claims


  • Common instances of accounting malpractice
  • Current claim trends
  • Frequent defenses to claims
  • Statute of limitations
  • Damages
  • Claims by practice area






Jason Cornell

Jason Cornell

Jason Cornell is an experienced civil litigator with over 14 years of experience working in areas of automobile negligence, products liability and wrongful death. As a commercial litigator, Jason has represented a wide range of high-profile clients, including Hess Energy, Morgan Stanley and NBC Universal. Jason’s litigation experience also includes representing the bankruptcy trustee for one of the largest bank failure cases in U.S. history. Prior to practicing law, Jason worked for several years as a senior claims representative at one of the nation’s largest insurance companies. Jason brings an impressive range of insight and understanding on how insurers and corporate defendants value and litigate personal injury claims. Prior to joining Clark Fountain, Jason was an equity partner at an AmLaw 200 law firm. Jason previously served as editor and lead author of the South Florida Trial Practice Blog and the Delaware Corporate Bankruptcy Blog. Jason is a contributing author to Clark Fountain’s blog, writing on issues relevant to automotive defect litigation. During his career, Jason received awards for pro bono work representing dependent and neglected children, as well as his for his commitment to mentoring young attorneys. Jason previously served on the board of two nonprofits, one providing therapy services for children on the autistic spectrum and another advocating for grandparents who have custody of their grandchildren. Jason is a member of both the Florida Justice Association and the Palm Beach Justice Association.