StoneTurn News

Simon Platt Speaks to Standing Advisory Group of PCAOB

Simon Platt, Managing Partner of StoneTurn Group, was invited to address the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) at its meeting in Arlington, VA, on November 20, 2014.

As a speaker on the panel, “Auditor Incentives and Behavior-Related Considerations Regarding Fraud Detection,” Simon emphasized the importance of a forensic approach to audit work, and cited TALENT, MINDSET and SUPPORT as three critical factors in the success of today’s auditors.


Michele Edwards Joins StoneTurn Group in Chicago

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – StoneTurn Group (“StoneTurn”) is pleased to announce that Michele Edwards has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Chicago.

Michele brings more than 18 years of experience in fraud and compliance risk management and financial statement auditing. She specializes in assessing and implementing antifraud and compliance programs, fraud risk assessments, fraud and compliance training, fraud detection and forensic investigations. Michele has worked with clients across various industries, including investment banking, retail, grocery, manufacturing, consumer goods, telecommunications, hospitality, chemicals, consulting and construction.

Simon Platt, Managing Partner of StoneTurn, said, “Michele is a welcome addition to our firm. Her combined risk management, compliance and forensics skills will allow us to serve clients more effectively as regulatory scrutiny continues to increase, as well as to help to protect them from future incidents of fraud and misconduct.”

Michele joins StoneTurn’s growing Remediation & Monitoring practice, which is dedicated to assisting attorneys, corporations and regulatory agencies with both pre-incident compliance programs and post-incident corrective measures.

To learn more about Michele.

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StoneTurn was founded in 2004, on the premise of delivering responsive, high-quality service with  “hands-on” partner involvement, to offer practical solutions to our clients’ challenges. Our team includes former Big Four partners, attorneys and industry alumni.

With professionals located in eight offices across the U.S. and U.K., we provide expertise in: Complex Business Litigation, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Technology, Intellectual Property and Remediation & Monitoring.

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Alan Ratliff Serves as Speaker at Patent Damages Roundtable in Austin

On November 5, Alan joined Judges Rodney Gilstrap (ED Tex.), James Robart (WD Wash.), and Randall Rader (Federal Circuit – Retired), attorney Alan Albright of Sutherland & Asbill, Professor John Golden of the University of Texas Law School and other experts for a roundtable discussion on current hot topics in patent damages in advance of the 19th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute conference at the University of Texas in Austin.

Alan presented on apportionment in the computation of reasonable royalty damages. Other topics included the Georgia-Pacific factors, smallest salable patent practicing unit, comparable licenses, and early damages discovery and disclosure under Track B.

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