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Unformatted text preview: 4. Can’t rely on in-house legal counsel because they lack knowledge of the case and how the attorney intends to respond. On the other hand, the client’s attorney may not respond completely. Why not? • Lack of privileged protection since CPA’s working papers can be subpoenaed. • Auditors and attorneys interpret “probably” differently • Negative forecasts of client outcomes might actually be self fulfilling particularly if it finds its way, in some form, into the auditor’s report • Failure of the attorney to respond would suggest a disclaimer of opinion since the effect is generally pervasive. Attorney letter: Lawyer Inquiry...
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- Fall '08
- Law, Lawyer, attorney, Lawyer Inquiry SAS, Lawyer Inquiry