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[Canceled] Testifying Skills for the Forensic Accountant with Dr. Eric A. Kreuter

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM
KPMG DC Conference Center
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC  20036
Gregory Paige
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Testifying Skills for the Forensic Accountant with Dr. Eric A. Kreuter

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:-00 p.m. (breakfast from 8:00)

Location: KPMG Conference Center, 1801 K St NW #12000, Washington, DC 20036


Speaker, Eric A. Kreuter, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, CFE

Subject: Testifying skills for the Forensic Accountant


Are you apprehensive about testifying as an Expert Witness? Do you want to become qualified to testify in the future? Are you fearful of being cross-examined by a hostile attorney? Is your background sufficient to qualify you as an expert? Do you have the right combination of skill, personality, drive, and confidence? Dr. Kreuter will walk you through case examples of what it is like being in the proverbial “hot seat”, as well as provide helpful guidance on ways to fully prepare a case to ensure a smooth testifying experience. Included will be a thorough discussion of the psychological aspects of being a witness and suggestions for how to handle the various styles of cross-examining attorneys, the pressure if your client is present, and unforeseen issues as they arise.

Instructor Eric A. Kreuter is a partner with Marks Paneth LLP and is based in the New York and Westchester offices. He handles litigation support and forensic investigation engagements for a wide range of clientele. His main testifying experience is in calculating economic damages. He has testified in federal and state court as well as arbitration cases. He was a mediator in one case. He has also testified at Grand Jury in a criminal case involving embezzlement. Dr. Kreuter has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting) as well as a masters’ degree in Industrial Psychology and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. He has authored 13 books, numerous book chapters and articles on topics, including testifying at deposition. Dr. Kreuter is an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College where he teaches forensic accounting in the masters’ program in finance.


You Will Learn: 

  • What attorneys look for in an expert witness
  • What it means to be a subject matter expert
  • The differences between deposition and trial testimony
  • How to write effective affidavits
  • How to prepare creative demonstratives to support conclusions
  • The importance of an accurate and detailed event timeline
  • How to prepare and refine your curriculum vitae
  • Ancillary documents to accompany the CV
  • How to write an Expert Report in anticipation of testifying
  • How to prepare your case thoroughly for testimony
  • How to represent plaintiff or defendant with equal passion
  • How to work with all types of styles of attorneys
  • How to handle the anxious or angry client
  • How to controle your physiological symptoms of anxiety
  • How to use mindfulness and relaxation exercises to quiet your internal pressure
  • How to survive a Daubert Challenge
  • Successfully handle Billing and collection issues
  • How to build experience to become a testifier

Who Should Attend:  

  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals 
  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
  • Detectives and private investigators 
  • CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants 

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge [Fraud-Related]

CPE Credits: 4 Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Live

Pre-Requisites: None

Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is needed for this course

Cancellation Policy
: If this course must be cancelled, all registrants will receive an email indicating the course was cancelled and providing a rescheduled training date.

Complaint Resolution Policy:
 All participants are encouraged to submit an evaluation of the course to receive CPE credit. Any course issues should be address in the evaluation and/or directed to the DC-ACFE prior to the end of the course.

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