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Sufrin Seminars

Presented annually by the Accounting and Law Department, the Sufrin lectureship brings to campus speakers with distinguished achievement in the fields of accounting, finance, financial economics or financial management.

Typically, the speaker presents to UB faculty, staff and students, and other regional professionals, followed by a question and answer period.

The lectureship is funded through a generous contribution by Dr. Gerald Sufrin, professor and chair of the Department of Urology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Leslie Sufrin, founder of Leslie Sufrin & Co., a division of Weiser LLP. The lectureship is named in memory of their parents.

Past Speakers


Nick Burgmeier
Practice Fellow,
Financial Accounting
Standards Board (FASB)
Robert G. Trusiak
Co-owner, Principal
Health Care Compliance Support


Debra A. Cutler, CPA
Ethics Expert and President, Debra A. Cutler, CPA, PC
Paul Munter, CPA
KPMG Lead Technical Partner


Mark Nigrini, PhD
Forensic Accounting Expert


Tony Bishop
Director, Deloitte Forensic Center
Scott Socha
Vice President-Treasurer, Delaware North Cos.


William Hochul
United States Attorney for the Western District of New York
Sherron Watkins
Former Enron Corp. Vice President


Robert L. Goecks
Egris LLC Specialist in Anti-Money Laundering
Thomas P. Mullen
PricewaterhouseCoopers New York Mergers and Acquisitions Group
Lisa D. Filomia
Ernst & Young IFRS Financial Services Leader


Mary M. Sjoquist, Esq.
Special Counsel to PCAOB Board Member Bill Gradison
PCAOB Regulation in a Challenging Global Environment


John Nofsinger, PhD
Lang Fellow and Professor of Finance, Washington State University
Author, The Psychology of Investing


Thomas J. Linsmeier, PhD
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)