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Accountants Defense

For more than 30 years, McGuireWoods lawyers have represented international and national accounting firms in litigation relating to accounting and auditing matters. Inclusive in our collective experience is the defense of accounting firms and auditors in certain high stakes matters such as Enron and WorldCom, as well as in proceedings before civil and criminal regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice.

With over 45 experienced lawyers resident in our Washington, DC., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, Richmond, Jacksonville and Baltimore offices, our Accountants Defense team provides comprehensive and thoughtful representation across the country. The success of our team is due to our in-depth understanding of the accounting profession, including our understanding of the SEC, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the laws, rules and professional standards that govern the profession. Our lawyers include former regulators and prosecutors, including a former U.S. Attorney and former attorneys from the SEC’s Enforcement Division.

A state-of-the-art communications network links McGuireWoods offices across the country and around the world, allowing us to represent accounting firms and auditors anywhere in the world, whenever they need our services. We draw on the expertise and experience of lawyers in other firm practice areas to provide each client with effective and efficient representation, and partner with other McGuireWoods’ specialty teams organized to address substantive issues, such as the current sub-prime financial crisis.

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Results 1-6 of 6

RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in credit crisis-related federal and state civil and regulatory matters in connection with the firm's audits and reviews of one of the largest financial institutions in the United States.
Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Ongoing representation of a Big Four accounting firm in various regulatory matters, including matters before the SEC.
Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Representation of a partner of a Big Four accounting firm in connection with an SEC investigation, by convincing the SEC staff to end its investigation without taking disciplinary action after the receipt of a Wells Notice.
Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Representation of the predecessor of a Big Four accounting firm in an employee defalcation case.
Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Represented the predecessor of a Big Four accounting firm in connection with its audits and review of a bankrupt worker's compensation insurance holding company in a securities class action case, and in a related state court case by insurance commissioner.
Representative Matter

Big Four accounting firm

Representation of the predecessor of a Big Four accounting firm in the resolution of a tax malpractice claim regarding inventory issues.
Results 1-6 of 6
John D Adams John D. Adams
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 804 775 4744
F: +1 804 698 2061
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T:+1 202 857 2927
F: +1 202 857 1737

Franklin D Annand Franklin D. Annand
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1755
F: +1 202 857 2959
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Charles Wm McIntyre Charles Wm. McIntyre
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1742
F: +1 202 828 2967
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Jessica E Morrison Jessica E. Morrison
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 410 659 4425
F: +1 410 659 4483
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T:+1 202 857 1705

Molly White Molly M. White
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 956 3423
F: +1 310 956 3143
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Anne Marie Whittemore Anne Marie Whittemore
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4359
F: +1 804 698 2206
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