Thursday, September 26, 2019 The Lodge of Des Peres

(Please Note that this event is on Thursday, not our usual Wednesday)


Dealing With the Legal Side of Forensic Accounting

Dr. Richard Dippel, Webster University



Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Networking & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Presentation

The Lodge of Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, Missouri 63131


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Reservation deadline is September 26, 2019.



Forensic accounting applies accounting to the investigation and establishment of evidence in a court of law.  This intersection of the legal system with accounting adds layers of complexity in dealing with certain circumstances.  Is it necessary to call in a forensic accountant or should you deal with the situation yourself?  How would you handle potential evidence?  Your forensic accountant is not your attorney so do you need to be wary of your conversations with him or her.  There is attorney client privilege but what about accountant client privilege?  What are the legal traps that you may encounter when dealing with a situation that could result in litigation.  Join us for a discussion of what you should expect from your forensic accountant.



Rich Dippel is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Business Department, Chair of the Business Department and Program Director of the Master of Science in Forensic Accounting graduate degree program at the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University.  Rich has represented clients in a variety of business civil litigation matters including disputes involving corporate, commercial and bankruptcy issues.   He also has managed the financial aspects of various businesses and advised businesses on a variety of legal and business topics.

Rich earned his B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Saint Louis University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Missouri and Illinois and several federal trial and appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Accounting Association, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Association of Accounting Educators. 

Rich Dippel, JD, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor Chair of the Business Department
GHW School of Business & Technology
Webster University