Sacha Zadmehran Writes for Witness Chair

Sacha Zadmehran, Manager, has co-authored an article for the Spring 2011 issue of The Witness Chair. This publication is released by the Litigation Sections of CalCPA. The article is entitled Rule of Thumb No More and discusses a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision regarding the determination of reasonable royalties in patent infringement damages.

Greg Regan Gives Keynote Speech at the American Accounting Association

Greg Regan, Director, presented a Keynote Speech entitled “Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice” at the American Accounting Association’s Forensic and Investigative Accounting Conference. Greg also acted as a Panelist for a discussion regarding the “Need to Educate Legally Aware Accountants.” The American Accounting Association is an association for college and university accounting educators.

Stu Harden Writes for CalCPA Magazine

Stu Harden, Director has authored an article for CalCPA Magazine* entitled “Please, Don’t Tell – Litigation Consulting Alert: Changes to Federal Disclosure Rules.” The article discusses recent amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and will be featured in the March 2011 issue.
*Reprinted with permission from the California Society of CPAs. Unless otherwise stated, views expressed are those of the authors and individuals quoted, not CalCPA.

Hemming Morse LLP Named One of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Hemming Morse was recently named as one of the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today, a national industry publication.

Hundreds of accounting firms from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry, benefiting the nation’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Accounting Firms to Work for list is made up of a total of 100 companies, split into three groups: 45 small-sized companies (15-49 employees), 45 medium-sized companies (50-249 employees) and 10 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Hemming Morse was ranked 11th in the medium-sized companies category.

Greg Regan Appointed to AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee

Greg Regan, Director, has been appointed to AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services Committee for the 2010-2011 service year.   This 10-member committee provides professional guidance to CPA practitioners who perform forensic accounting investigations and determine economic damages.

Paul Regan and the Government Relations Committee Help California CPAs Attain Equivalent Status

Last Sunday Gov. Schwarzenegger signed SB 819. This bill will change the college education requirement for all California CPAs licensed after 2014. It will ensure that the CA CPA License is “equivalent” to other states’ CPA licenses.
The passage of these “equivalent” requirements has been long anticipated.  Paul Regan, Chairman of Hemming Morse, has worked on the effort substantially and is currently the chair of the Government Relations Committee which helped ensure the passage of SB 819.

The full article is available here

Colin Johns named President of HMI

We are pleased to announce that Colin Johns has been named President of Hemming Morse, Inc.  Colin has been a part of the HMI team for 20 years.  He has over 30 years of experience in public accounting in the United States and United Kingdom.  We congratulate him and look forward to his leadership in this role.
Paul Regan, HMI’s former President, will continue to serve as the firm’s Chairperson.  Stuart Harden and Alex Miller maintain their roles as Managing Directors for the Litigation and Employee Benefit departments, respectively.