Rick Breslow, who has more than 35 years of experience working on complex commercial litigation matters and the defense of accounting firms and their personnel, is a member of the Mintz & Gold commercial litigation practice and the leader of the firm’s Accountants’ Liability Practice.
Rick comes to Mintz & Gold after spending 20 years at KPMG LLP, the Big 4 accounting firm, where he was a Principal and Associate General Counsel. While at KPMG Rick’s practice focused on the defense of the firm and its personnel in civil litigation and regulatory matters, including investigations by the SEC and state boards of accountancy. Rick also provided real time advice to the firm and its personnel on a wide variety of legal, regulatory compliance, and risk management issues, including issues relating to restatements of financial statements, client acceptance and continuance, auditor independence, and compliance with SEC regulations (including Section 10A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the shadowing of audit client investigations of potential illegal acts by audit client personnel), compliance with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and State Board of Accountancy laws and regulations, and issues relating to CPA mobility laws, and firm and individual CPA licensing.
Prior to his employment at KPMG, Rick worked as an Assistant General Counsel at Price Waterhouse LLP, where he defended the firm and its personnel in litigation and regulatory matters, and advised the firm on a variety of legal, regulatory compliance, and risk management issues. Prior to joining Price Waterhouse Rick worked on complex commercial litigation matters at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.