Jenner & Block

“Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2010: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know,” Practising Law Institute, Chicago, IL

Jenner & Block Partners Eric A. Sacks and Thomas A. Monson will participate in a Practising Law Institute seminar titled, “Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2010: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know,” being held on July 26 - July 27, 2010 at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. This program will provide an understanding of the key principles of accounting, using real life examples of accounting issues that attorneys commonly face. This seminar also offers insight into the effective use of financial experts, accounting and financial issues where attorneys can put themselves at risk, and current accounting and business hot topics.

Mr. Sacks will be Co-Chair of the seminar and will also speak on July 27 in a session titled, “Effective Use of Financial Experts.” During this session Mr. Sacks will discuss how lawyers can effectively use accountants as experts. Mr. Sacks is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department.  He is the Chair of Jenner & Block’s Technology Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Antitrust Litigation Practices. Mr. Sacks practices in complex commercial litigation involving a variety of substantive areas of law. 

Mr. Monson will speak on July 27 in a session titled, “Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story.” During this session Mr. Monson will discuss how to use the financial statement notes to understand the financial statements; how to identify policies or transactions of interest and how to enhance the assessment of company performance and financial condition. Mr. Monson is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.  He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practices. Mr. Monson is Co-Chair of the Firm's Business Services and Transaction Executive Committee and a member of the Firm's Management Committee.

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