ABI Releases Comprehensive Commercial Fraud Manual

ABI Releases Comprehensive Commercial Fraud Manual

Contact: John Hartgen
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January 21, 2010 Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute has released Commercial Fraud Manual, which provides the framework and vocabulary necessary to understand, confront and defeat commercial fraud issues. A special project of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commercial Fraud Task Force, the Manual was written by Eugene S. Becker of Becker Law, Margaret Daley of Duff & Phelps, LLC, Daniel F. Dooley of MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd., Michael Goldman of Michael Goldman & Associates, LLC, Richard S. Lauter of Freeborn & Peters LLP, David P. Leibowitz of the Lakelaw/Leibowitz Law Center and Eric S. Rein of Dykema Gossett PLLC. The Manual explains different types of fraud, the mechanics of forensic investigations and computer forensics, the legal response to fraud and international fraud remedies, concluding with a discussion of the major fraud cases in 2009.

Members of the press interested in interviewing any of the authors should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. The 174-page softbound Commercial Fraud Manualis available for pre-order ($35 ABI members; $55 non-members) at ABI's Online Bookstore. Click here to order. http://www.abiworld.org/abistore.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 12,400 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.