Session I - Hidden Assets and Money Laundering – Marcus B. Hodge
This program will first present the methods and techniques used to hide assets and launder money, then show you how to organize an investigation to locate hidden assets and identify the possibility of money laundering. The presentation will conclude with case studies of investigations that show you how to detect various concealment and transfer methods that are used to hide assets and launder money.
Key topics to be discussed:
Methods Used to Hide Assets and Launder Money
Sources of Information: Pre-Filing to Discovery
How to Detect Concealment and Transfer Methods
Session II – Legal Ethics While Dealing with Hidden Assets and More - John M. Tanner
This session addresses legal ethical issues likely to arise when an attorney is involved either trying to hide a client’s assets to trying to find hidden assets.
Key topics to be discussed:
Protecting client information
The “actual knowledge vs. willful blindness” conundrum
Ethical implications of participating in a crime or fraud
Ethical investigations regarding hidden assets
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Date: January 23, 2023
Marcus B. Hodge | Ascension Forensic, LLC
MARCUS B. HODGE, CPA/ABV/CFF, MBA, CFE is the owner of ASC Forensic, LLC, with offices in Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He founded ASC Forensic in 2009 which provides forensic accounting, business valuation, and business intelligence services throughout the United States.
Mr. Hodge is a certified public accountant licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, accredited in business valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a certified fraud examiner. He earned his B.A. degree from Clemson University and his M.B.A. degree in Accounting from Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Hodge is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
John M. Tanner | Fairfield and Woods P.C.
JOHN (JACK) TANNER helps solve business disputes, employing traditional and atypical litigation tactics to obtain the best results for his clients. He has represented clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including contracts, business torts, receiverships, intellectual property, and construction matters. He clients have included Kinder Morgan, Noble Energy, Microsoft, and Time Warner Telecom.
Mr. Tanner has served on the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee since 1996 and was its chair 2020-2021. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, particularly ethics for in-house counsel. He has authored several articles on legal ethics, including “The New Rules of Professional Conduct: Significant Changes for In-House Counsel,” 36 Colo. Law No. 11, p. 71 (November 2007) and “Top 10 Things In-House Counsel Need to Know about Ethics,” 45 Colo. Law No. 7, p. 59.
Mr. Tanner has practiced with the Denver, Colorado full-service business law firm of Fairfield and Woods since 1987. After graduating from Duke Law School (with honors) in 1986 and prior to joining Fairfield and Woods, he served as law clerk to Justice (later Chief Justice) Luis Rovira of the Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Tanner graduated from Rice University in 1983. He has been active in Rice University’s alumni activities in Colorado since his arrival here and served a three-year term on the Board of the Association of Rice Alumni in Houston concluding in 2016. He enjoys acting as his firm’s unofficial film critic.
Session I – Hidden Assets and Money Laundering | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Methods Used to Hide Assets and Launder Money | 2:00pm – 2:20pm
Sources of Information: Pre-Filing to Discovery | 2:20pm – 2:40pm
How to Detect Concealment and Transfer Methods | 2:40pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
Session II – Legal Ethics While Dealing with Hidden Assets and More | 3:10pm – 4:10pm
Protecting client information | 3:10pm – 3:25pm
The “actual knowledge vs. willful blindness” conundrum | 3:25pm – 3:40pm
Ethical implications of participating in a crime or fraud | 3:40pm – 3:55pm