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Shadow and Internal Investigations: Examples and Guidance from from the Field

July 26, 2017
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Public and private companies sometimes find themselves dealing with allegations of fraud.  They need to react quickly to these allegations in order to avoid shareholder lawsuits, devaluation of their business and business interruption.  Depending on the complexity and pervasiveness, a team may need to be hired to perform an internal investigation. 

Please join us as Maryellen Sebold presents and leads a discussion on guidance and real life examples of internal investigations and shadow investigations.


Maryellen Sebold

Maryellen K. Sebold is a Managing Director with BDO Consulting in its Dispute Advisory Services practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in the states of New York and California, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and is Certified in Financial Forensics. She has more than 27 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, litigation consulting, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring.

Maryellen has led teams in the development of strategies specific to complex financial fraud matters and internal investigations of public and private companies. She has performed investigations into allegations of fraud and mismanagement including preparing and evaluating employee dishonesty and fidelity bond claims. She has been involved in investigating misappropriation of assets, Ponzi schemes and financial statement irregularities, as well as evaluating alter-ego issues. Maryellen is experienced in calculating economic damages, evaluating shareholder and partnership disputes and analyzing budget overruns.

She has been designated as an expert witness and has testified in numerous trials, depositions and arbitrations, applying her specialized knowledge to a wide range of industries, including construction, entertainment, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, publishing, real estate, securities and transportation.

In the bankruptcy arena, Maryellen has worked with trustees and creditors' committees as a financial advisor in Chapter 7 and 11 matters. In addition, she has worked with bank syndications in efforts to restructure multimillion-dollar loans made to failing companies.Her experience in public accounting focused on forensic/investigative accounting, litigation support, and damage analysis.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education). 

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion
Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Please do not park at the California Club itself.

Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and will serve as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. 

The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles.  Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street.  The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.  The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)

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