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Accountants' Liability (Second Edition)

Author(s): M. Thomas Arnold, Christopher M Cutler
Practice Area: Accountants' liability, Accounting and financial reporting, Corporate law
Published: Nov 2016
Supplement Date: Feb 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402424946
PLI Item #: 176020

Accountants’ Liability is a reliable resource that accountants can turn to for guidance on how to meet professional responsibilities, comply with relevant rules, and avoid legal land mines. The book provides accountants and their attorneys with the legal, strategic, and tactical knowledge they need to prove (or successfully defend against) claims such as:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Negligence
  • Securities claim fraud
  • Common law fraud
  • Civil RICO actions
  • Practice and ethical violations

Accountants’ Liability spotlights the damage done if accountants fail to follow professional conduct, auditing, accounting or tax standards. The expert authors discuss the sources of claims, the various legal theories upon which they may be instituted, and some of the practical problems faced by the parties in litigating such claims.

Accountants’ Liability is an essential guide for all accountants, auditors, and attorneys, as well as a useful reference for insurance professionals.
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Christopher Cutler is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Christopher represents international and national accounting firms, companies, auditors and individuals in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including in investigations before the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also represents financial institutions and their employees before other regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).

M. Thomas Arnold is Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He joined the College of Law in 1980 and has served as Associate Dean and as Acting Dean of the College of Law. Before entering legal education, the author was an attorney for Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Detroit, Michigan. Professor Arnold teaches primarily in the areas of civil procedure, contracts and business organizations. He has written a number of articles, primarily in the area of business organizations. The author received his A.B. and his M.A. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan.