Jul 12, 2021

Phillips Lytle, Dopkins & Company, Peter M. Vito, Workplace Fraud Event

Phillips Lytle LLP Hosts Workplace Fraud Event Focused on Detection, Investigation and Remediation

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP joined Dopkins & Company, LLP, and Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc. to host a webinar discussion June 24 titled “The Anatomy of a Workplace Fraud Case – Detection, Investigation, Remediation.” A panel of professionals discussed tools and strategies to effectively deal with business fraud.

Workplace fraud can be devastating to any business, and with remote workforces and telecommuting now prevalent, this risk of fraud is greater. When partners, executives and trusted employees are involved, the course of action can be even more complex and the effects even more damaging.

The event’s panelists, who have worked together for many years, discussed best practices to deal with business fraud and shared their experiences in assisting companies with navigating the challenges of workplace fraud. Topics included counseling clients, investigating and litigating incidents, interfacing with law enforcement, insurers and government regulators, as well as advising on prevention, detection and remediation of fraud.

This discussion was facilitated by a panel including:

  • John G. Schmidt Jr., Partner, Phillips Lytle, who practices in the areas of business disputes and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on employee disloyalty, workplace fraud, business torts, shareholder disputes, and similar corporate disputes. He also practices in technology litigation, computer forensics, white collar and government investigations defense, and class action defense. Mr. Schmidt has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, and has been appointed by several courts in complex corporate and personal disputes requiring receiverships, or to investigate and remediate fraud. Mr. Schmidt is the co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Team and serves on the boards of several civic organizations.
  • Bart F. McGloin, CPA, CFE, Dopkins & Company, LLP, who serves as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Assurance Services Department. He specializes in fraud and embezzlement cases, litigation support services and fraud prevention techniques, and he has extensive experience effectively working with organizations with respect to matters of financial reporting, internal controls and governance. Mr. McGloin is a frequent lecturer on fraud and forensic topics, while routinely providing forensic accounting services related to embezzlement investigations.
  • Peter M. Vito, Peter M. Vito & Associates, Inc., who is a licensed private investigator in New York State and Pennsylvania. He has a depth of experience conducting investigations for large corporations, insurance carriers, law firms, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and governmental and law enforcement agencies. His firm develops and provides investigative services tailored to the specific needs of its clients.

The event offered 1.0 CLE credit hour for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys as well as 1.0 hour of Specialized Knowledge CPE for certified public accountants.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a preeminent law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit phillipslytle.com.


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