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Controller/CFO CPE Series

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

#MeToo in the Workplace: Addressing Harassment and Its Impact on Corporate Culture

Michael KelsheimerPartner – Labor & Employment Law, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Course Description: This presentation reviews the legal issues that are trending in the “#MeToo” environment, the need for corporate counsel to develop effective policies addressing harassment, when legal counsel need to get involved, and how companies can take proactive measures to prevent it in the first place.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the #MeToo Movement gained momentum
  • Learn how sexual harassment impacts corporate culture
  • Learn effective techniques for addressing sexual harassment complaints
  • Understand what sexual harassment policies should include
  • Answer the question – is training your employees on sexual harassment enough?
  • Learn what to do when a high level executive has been accused of inappropriate conduct
  • Learn how to establish a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for termination

Course Level: Basic/Technical

Prequisites: None

The Balancing Act: Trade Associations & Antitrust Laws

Gene BesenPartner – White Collar Defense, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Course Description: This presentation covers criminal antitrust violations such as price fixing, bid rigging and market division/allocation; the dangers of anti-poaching and wage-fixing agreements; and the Department of Justice’s perspective on antitrust law enforcement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Antitrust law applicable to CPAs
  • How to navigate competitive bidding
  • How to safely participate in trade associations
  • Understanding the legality of poaching and wage setting agreements
  • Current DOJ Antitrust enforcement priorities

Course Level: Basic/Technical

Prerequisites: None

Scary Stories from the Texas Comptroller’s Office

Israel MillerCounsel – Tax Law, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Course Description: This presentation educates CPAs on how to defend a Texas state tax audit from the perspective of a former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts trial attorney who personally handled over 1,700 cases and litigated over 850 of those cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the Texas Comptroller conducts tax compliance audits
  • Learn strategies for handling audits, including steps to take before, during, and after the audit.
  • Gain a better understanding of the Comptroller’s STAR system
  • Review case law

Course Level: Basic/Technical

Prerequisites: None

 Hidden Dangers of Handling a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Investigation

David GairPartner – Tax Law, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Course Description: When businesses fail to pay employment taxes “responsible persons” may face criminal as well as civil penalties. Criminal prosecutions for failing to pay employment taxes have become a favorite IRS target. This presentation will advise you how to assist your clients with avoiding these traps for the unwary.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the trust fund recovery penalty rules
  • Identify responsible persons and willful failure to remit trust fund taxes

Prerequisites: None


Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dallas CPA Society Training Facility
12400 Coit Rd Ste. 750
Dallas, TX 75251 United States
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