TMA Webinar: Scoping out Forensic Evidence During Restructurings

Oct 7, 2011

(TMA Global)

CHICAGO — When a business sinks into turmoil, its risk rises for potential exposure to employee malfeasance, such as theft of product designs, customer and price lists, and other valuable information. Corporate restructuring specialists should know where warning signs of trouble lurk and how to safeguard evidence in the event of litigation.

Legal and investigations experts, all experienced in expert testimony, will discuss potential sources of forensic evidence in the next Turnaround Management Association Webinar, "Leveraging Forensic Evidence to Maximize Recoveries During Periods of Corporate Turmoil," from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, October 13.

The Webinar, pertinent to restructuring and bankruptcy professionals involved in divestitures and restructurings, covers preservation of potential evidence and legal minefields to avoid, and features the following Chicago-based speakers:

  • Kristofer K. Swanson, managing director, Navigant’s Disputes & Investigations practice; member of firm’s Global Operating Committee. A CPA and former CFO, Swanson leads high-profile investigative and compliance engagements involving an array of allegations, including theft of trade secrets, data breaches, financial statement fraud, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, healthcare overbilling, and money laundering.
  • Michael B. Slade, litigation partner, Kirkland & Ellis. Slade handles complex commercial and appellate litigation, with a particular emphasis on employment law and trade secret matters. Recent clients have included Navistar, Motorola, United Airlines, Boeing, Abbott Laboratories, Dura Automotive, Citadel Investments, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Brad Pinne, director, Navigant’s Disputes & Investigations practice; member of firm’s Data Breach and Theft of Trade Secret Investigations team. Pinne specializes in complex data analysis to aid in resolving disputes and other business challenges. He has extensive experience in the development of computer models to analyze large corporate databases and other electronically stored information.
  • R. Cuyler Robinson, head of Navigant’s national network of computer forensics labs; member of firm’s Data Breach and Theft of Trade Secret Investigations leadership team. A former IT security auditor and forensic examiner for Accenture, Robinson has analyzed thousands of computer laptops, desktops, servers, handheld devices, and BlackBerry and iPhone devices in support of civil and criminal litigation and internal investigative matters.


The Chicago-based Turnaround Management Association, turnaround.org, has more than 9,000 members in 48 regional chapters worldwide who comprise a professional community of turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters and consultants.

Business reporters who want to listen should email mdrayton@turnaround.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12.

 


For more information, contact:

Michele Drayton
Communications Manager
312.578.2043
mdrayton@turnaround.org

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