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Conference Weighs Government Accountability in Time of Financial Crisis

Contact: Janet Sassi

Is the federal government failing to comply with one of the most important “checks” on its power—properly accounting for its taxpayer-funded expenditures?

Fordham Law’s Corporate Law Center will present “Representation Without Accountability,” a public forum on whether financial reporting by the federal government conforms with its constitutional requirements.

DATE: Monday, Jan. 23
TIME: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PLACE: McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham School of Law, 140 W. 62nd St., New York City

The event is free and open to the public. Registration information is available here.

The featured panelists are:

• Hon. David M. Walker, founder and CEO of Comeback America Initiative and the former comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office;
• David Mosso, former vice chair of Financial Accounting Standards Board and the former chair of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board;
• Joseph H. Marren (LAW '79), president and CEO of KStone Partners LLC; and
• Brian T. Fitzpatrick, associate professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School.

Conference panelists will review the government’s actual expenditures, its current financial reporting, its historic choices about financial reporting and questions surrounding the Statement and Account clause of the U.S. Constitution. They will also discuss proposed reforms.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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