About the Event
General, conflicts of interest, independence, confidentiality, and fiduciary duty as applied to attorney - cpas. New AICPA "recompilation" Code. Compare and contrast ethical rules under both set of standards. Lawyer or CPA or both. Regardless of your politics, the current administration has caused a national discussion on ethics. Mr. Brotherton will use this focus to review things lawyers may or may not do under the current rules of professional conduct. We will ask two questions; What did the President do? Would a lawyer be able to do that under the RPC?
Refresh and learn rules all Attorney-CPAs in Washington, especially where there is different treatment.
About the Speakers
Joseph L. Brotherton, Attorney, CPA
Joseph L. Brotherton is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business and the University of Washington School of Law. He practiced with Price Waterhouse before establishing his own law firm and CPA firm. He continues to practice in those areas and is an active builder, developer and operator of real estate projects in Washington, Alaska and Arizona. He founded the Washington chapter of AAA-CPA, is a past President of the National AAA-CPA organization and past President of the AAA-CPA Foundation. Joe and his wife Maureen have five children, including at least one lawyer and one CPA so far. He serves on various boards and teaches at The University of Washington Law School.
James J. Rigos, Attorney, CPA, CMA
James J. Rigos is an attorney-CPA-CMA who has written and lectured widely in the area of professional accounting individual and CPA firm ethics and legal liability. He is a graduate of Boston University Law School. He has been involved as an advocate in over 200 legal and ethical claims against CPAs since 1980. He has served on the WSCPA's Mediation Committee and the AICPA's Accountants Legal Liability Committee. He is a National Director of the AAA-CPA and past President of the Washington State Chapter of the AAA-CPA. Jim also serves as the current Chair of the AAA-CPA National Ethics and Dual Rights Committee.