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Cost Free   CPE Credits 1.5 hours   Subject Area Business Law  Course Level Basic  Instructional Method Group Internet Based  Prerequisites None  Advanced Preparation None  Who should attend? CPA - small firm
CPA - medium firm
CPA - large firm 
Course Description

The course provides a series of recommended defense strategies for malpractice claims against accountants.  It suggests nine basic rules to observe that will assist you to avoid or mitigate the possibility of a lawsuit from an unhappy client.  Specific attention is given to contents of the engagement letters and how to anticipate trouble when conducting an engagement.

  • To increase the engagement risk awareness of CPAs

  • To highlight potential areas of trouble

  • To promote various loss control techniques

  • To identify the various parts of an engagement letter which may be an aid to reduce malpractice risk.


Ron's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as in various ADR forums. He has been counsel of record in nearly fifty reported decisions, and has had primary responsibility for numerous matters from inception through final adjudication, including on appeal.

A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the defense of small and mid-sized accounting and law firms in professional liability matters, as well as counseling accounting firms on loss prevention techniques. He also has significant experience representing various brokerage firms and their senior executives in a wide variety of matters arising under the Federal Securities and Commodities Laws and common law, and has provided general counsel services to several privately held firms in the construction industry. He has also frequently litigated employment discrimination and restrictive covenant matters, as well as partnership and shareholder disputes and business torts. 

For the past ten years Mr. Herzog has been a presenter at the annual ALI-ABA seminar on Accountants' Liability. He has been selected a New York Metropolitan Area "Super Lawyer" each year since 2007.

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  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • Multiple attendees: In order to receive CPE for multiple attendees, ensure that at least one person signs up for the webinar. At the completion of the webinar a proctor form is provided. Alternatively, you may also login to your account following the webinar and click on the MY ACCOUNT button where you will find a link to the proctor letter.


NASBA Approved (Sponsor Id#: 111889) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 1685 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite #205, Denver, CO 80222

About Our Sponsor

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Founded in 1994, CPAGold™ is the brand name of The Professional Advisers’ Purchasing Group, Inc. This risk purchasing group was formed under the Federal Risk Retention Act of 1986, whose sole purpose is to secure the best quality coverage at the most competitive pricing, on behalf of our members. CPAGold™ is managed by Jorgensen & Company, a specialist professional liability insurance managing general underwriter. Access to CPAGold™ is gained via a network of experienced partner-producers many of whom have supported the program since foundation. The partner-insurer for CPAGold™ is QBE Insurance Corporation, a member of QBE. CPAGold™ provides a variety of additional services and education.