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 March Monthly Meeting

3/4/2014 5:30 PM
3/4/2014 8:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy, Tysons Galleria |  

Topic: Think Fraud!


Presentation Overview: Think Fraud! That's what the DCAA Manual tells its auditors. A discussion on the practical and ethical considerations of approaching an audit.

Speakers: David R. Kirschbaum, Timothy E. Heffernan, and Amy Silvis, MFS, CFE

Speaker Bios:

David R. Kirschbaum is a Principal for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, joining them in 2011 to expand the firm’s Litigation and Expert Witness offerings. He has more than 21 years of experience as a claims analyst and expert witness with a focus in the Construction and Government Contract industries. David has prepared cost and schedule analyses related to both commercial construction and government contracts; testifying over fifteen times. Additionally, David leads Baker Tilly’s Fraud and Forensics Community of Practice and has conducted fraud investigations in a variety of industries.  Prior to joining Baker Tilly, David was a senior executive at both national and international consulting firms, as well as an independent consultant for several years.


Timothy E. Heffernan is a Partner with Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P., concentrating his practice on government contracts, compliance, construction, suretyship law and litigation on a national and international level. For the last 20 years, he has assisted government contractors in competing for, profitably performing, and successfully completing supply, services and construction contracts; in preparing, litigating, and resolving claims; and in facing the potential for audit, procurement integrity, and compliance issues.


Amy Silvis, MFS, CFE:  Amy is a Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP with nearly ten years of experience in fraud investigations, fraud risk management, computer forensics, and data analytics.  She has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries in support of their efforts to proactively manage fraud risk and reactively investigate and respond to allegations of fraud and misconduct.  Amy also assists in the development of fraud and forensics expertise her firm by co-leading the Fraud and Forensics Community of Practice.  Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Amy worked for the forensic practices of global accounting and advisory firms.

Event Sponsor: TBD


Dinner Menu (subject to change)

Served with freshly baked bread and complimentary brewed regular & decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and sodas. A restricted/limited open bar will be provided, including bottled domestic/premium/imported beer, house red & white wine, and bottled water.

Appetizers (5:30pm – 6:15pm)

Mozzarella marinara

Stuffed mushrooms



Caesar Salad



Course Pastas (6:15pm – 7:00pm)

Fettuccine Alfredo

Mom’s Lasagna


Main Course Dinner

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

Chicken Florentine

Dessert (7:00pm)

Chocolate Zuccotto Cake


York Style Cheesecake

Attendees will earn 2 CPE credits


Please RSVP*** by 12PM, February 28, 2014. Payment must be received through PayPal via our Chapter website prior to the meeting.

***When you RSVP, please provide your name, organization, IIA membership number and contact phone number. 


For registration questions, please contact Elena Yearly.


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