CDO Roundtable Series


January 6, 2022

The CDO Roundtable Series presents

A Rogues Gallery of Due Diligence Gotchas: a CDO Roundtable for those who can handle the truth

Join our tour of common and novel ways that M&A targets have misrepresented -- whether on purpose or not -- their accounting statements and compliance with regulations like those designed to foil criminal behavior. Our three panelists come with a wealth of DD war stories that will better equip you to trust, but truly verify.

First up is FRANK WISEHART, CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAF, Cornell MBA, forensic accountant and Partner at consultancy Baker Tilly. Next, meet CPA CRAIG HAMM who leads the Transaction Advisory Group at consultancy BPM LLP where he focuses on assurance and financial due diligence. And not least, MICHAEL LOWELL, chair of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group and member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. Based in DC, he is expert on the regulations that address terrorism, the theft of sensitive American IP, and similar activities. He earned a JD from George Mason University.


Moderated by:


Founder, Kuhn Capital


About CDO Roundtable Membership:
CDO Roundtable members are active Bay Area corporate development officers or strategic buyers. We meet quarterly and come prepared to contribute to the featured topic. As a group we have closed billions of dollars in deals so we all benefit when we share our thoughts and experiences.

If you’d like to learn more about the Roundtable, contact Ryan Kuhn at