Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Activity—2020 Review and Analysis
The SEC and PCAOB publicly disclosed 63 accounting and auditing enforcement actions during 2020. Monetary settlements totaled more than $1.4 billion.
Accounting-Related Securities Class Action Filings Continue to Rise in 2020
Accounting case settlement value more than tripled, driven by an increase in mega settlements.
Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements—2020 Review and Analysis
The number of securities class action filings involving accounting allegations increased for the third consecutive year.
Accounting Rules May Spark Next Wave Of Bankruptcy Suits
The authors discuss how certain accounting and auditing standards implemented after the Financial Crisis could affect the next wave of trustee and receiver litigation.
2020 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders–GIR–Investigations Forensic Accountants
Carlyn Irwin is recognised among the world’s foremost forensic accountants in the legal investigations space.
5 Questions with Greg Eastman and Ceren Canal Aruoba: The Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the Failing Firm Defense
Dr. Eastman and Ms. Canal Aruoba explain the Horizontal Merger Guidelines’ criteria for clearing the bar of an affirmative defense;
5 Questions with Greg Eastman: The Failing Firm Defense in the Age of COVID-19
In this interview, Dr. Eastman considers the economic impact of COVID-19, how that impact compares to that of the 2008 financial crisis.
Allegations of Accounting Firm Liability
The arbitration panel found in favor of the audit firm on all counts in this auditor liability case.
Auditor Independence: Individual Auditor
Our expert’s analysis showed that the audit partner did not impair his independence as a result of the non-audit services provided to the audit client.
Cornerstone Research Connects: 2019 Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements
The authors discuss the annual Accounting Class Actions report and some of its key findings.
Morgan et al. v. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc.
The judge ruled in favor of the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on all equal pay claims in this Title VII case.
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