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Cecil B. Day Program Presents Wes Pennington


October 15, 2015


Special Event






Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Wes Pennington presents, "The opposite of "ethical behavior" is "unethical" and when carried to its extreme, becomes fraud.

Mr. Pennington will present a series of case studies, taken from his actual experience. Case studies will involve a range of financial and product liability situations.

For each case, he will invite student participation in dissecting where the ethical situation deviated, and what could have been done to prevent or to mitigate the ethics lapses. He will provide a theoretical framework for the discussion, including the fraud triangle and how ethics training could have been useful.

Wes Pennington is a leader in the Forensic & Special Matters Practice at Frazier & Deeter. 

Mr. Pennington is a licensed CPA, and is accredited as a Certified Fraud Examiner, as well as Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor, Certified Turnaround Professional, and Accredited in Business Valuation.

In his career, Mr. Pennington has been directly involved in investigating over 100 high profile civil and criminal matters.  These matters have ranged from Madoff-style Ponzi schemes to sophisticated securities violations. 

He has developed complex economic damage models to assist defendants and inured parties in monetary recovery.  To resolve investigations, he has presented evidence in seven live trials.

Former career situations include national accounting firms, as well as serving as a financial executive at 3 public companies.

Mr. Pennington holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Alabama.

He has served as guest lecturer at Georgia Southern University and Georgia State University.

Frazier & Deeter is a “top 100” accounting firm, based in Atlanta, with offices in Nashville, Tampa, and Alpharetta.

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