Obtain a copy of Rufus and Miller’s 2007 article, “Attorney Client Privilege and the Forensic Accountant” published in The Value Examiner. (A link to this article is available at www.pearsonhighered.com/rufus) Study this article and prepare a memo to your instructor outlining the key court cases that determine how privilege can be extended to a consulting forensic accountant as well as to his/ her work product.
Answer to relevant QuestionsWatch a clip from the film My Cousin Vinny (available via a link at www.pearsonhighered.com/rufus) that provides a humorous example of how the qualifications of an expert witness can be challenged. After viewing this clip, ...What are the two ways in which an expert’s testimony can be challenged during a trial?What is professional competence? How does ensuring consistency between a forensic accountant's skills and the skills required by a specific engagement relate to professional competence?Does the jurisdiction of a case impact the manner in which evidence is presented? Explain.What is secondary research? Identify and discuss two examples of information sources for secondary research.
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