Barry J. Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, International Accounting Expert
Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA
312-464-3520

bepstein@rnco.com

Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, is a Chicago-based financial reporting expert, author, and litigation consultant with over 40 years experience as an accountant, auditor, lecturer, writer and financial executive. Dr. Epstein specializes in the following areas:

White collar defense
Financial reporting fraud and securities litigation
Accountants' liability and accountant malpractice
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
International accounting convergence (GAAP and IFRS)
Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance matters


Dr. Epstein has consulted and/or testified as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys in over 120 cases. He has done substantial work for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice and other federal and state agencies.

He speaks, writes and is quoted frequently on litigation and accounting topics. View recent articles here.

A California Appellate Court referenced Dr. Epsteinís expert report in an accountants' liability case. See Kouri v Superior Court (BDO Seidman, LLP), Mar. 8, 2007. No. B189876.

Dr. Epstein is available to speak to your firm on the following topics:

1.Auditor Liability
2.The SEC's IFRS Roadmap: What Every Securities Lawyer
Needs to Know
3.Securitized Assets: Accounting Intricacies for Lawyers
4.White Collar Crime: Red Flags for Cooked Books
5.The GAAP Trap: Financial Reporting Tips for Corporate Contracts

Click here to view Dr. Barry Epstein CV (PDF)

Click here to view Dr. Barry Epstein Biography (PDF)

Click here to view Dr. Barry Epstein's Accounting and Litigation Consulting Brochure (PDF)

Recent Articles

"Auditor Malpractice: Five Things Litigators Should Know About Generally Accepted Auditing Standards," by Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, and Elizabeth A. Kowalski, CPA, CFE. Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Litigation Support Special Section, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, October, 2010.

"Nine steps to optimization of the audit committee," by Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, and Elaine Vullmahn, MBA, CPA, CIA, Westlaw Journal Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, Volume 26, Issue 5 / August 30, 2010.

"Occupational Fraud: A Productive Area for Counsel's Attention," By Susan Cheng, CPA, CFE, CA, and Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Corporate Counsel Special Section, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, August, 2010.

"GAAP to IFRS," Inside GRC, Spring 2010, Issue 2, Volume 2.

"Litigation Risks in the SECís IFRS Plan: What Attorneys Need to Know," by Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, The International Law Quarterly, published by the International Law Section of The Florida Bar, Spring/Summer 2010, Vol. XXV, No. 1.

"Avoiding Litigation as Businesses Transition from GAAP to IFRS," by Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA and Elizabeth A. Kowalski, CPA, CFE. Published in the newsletter of the ABA International Litigation Committee, ABA Section on Litigation, April, 2010.

Click here to view a full listing of Dr. Epsteinís publications.
The Handbook of Accounting and Auditing

Dr. Epstein is the author of The Handbook of Accounting and Auditing, published by RIA, the tax and accounting business of Thomson Reuters.

He has been associated with this comprehensive reference work, and its semi-annual updates, for over 18 years.


2010 Wiley GAAP book

2010 Inernational Financial Reporting Standards

Dr. Epstein served as the lead author of 26 annual editions of Wiley GAAP (1985 through 2010), 14 annual editions of Wiley IFRS (1997 through 2010), and several other works on U.S. GAAP and international accounting standards, all published by John Wiley & Sons.