THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE
August 15, 2018
IPA LAUNCHES CULTURE SURVEY - AWARD
IPA has partnered with CultureIQ, a leading corporate culture firm, to benchmark the seemingly intangible characteristics of firm culture. 

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MERGERS
Chicago-based Baker Tilly Virchow Krause , ranked No. 13 on the 2018 IPA 100 list, and Englewood, Colo.-based RGL Forensics are combining, the firms announced.
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OF INTEREST
The work experiences of women and men are vastly different within the nation’s largest law firms, according to a new study commissioned by the American Bar Association (ABA).
FIRMS IN THE NEWS
New York-based Prager Metis CPAs LLC welcomed Jenny Chen as its newest principal. Chen will be a leader of the China team in the firms’ international group, and will be based out of the firm’s New York office.
TECHNOLOGY
In an effort to expand blockchain-related services,  Ernst & Young (EY) has acquired crypto-related technology assets, which include the Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT) technology.

IPA SPOTLIGHT

Sheila Enriquez has been elected MP of Houston-based Briggs & Veselka Co. She assumed the role from John Flatowicz, on July 1. Flatowicz will continue his roles as an audit shareholder and member of the executive committee.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Smith & Howard of Atlanta named  Sean Taylor as MP, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Taylor assumes the role from longtime MP John Lucht , who will transition to a consultative role in 2019.
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