New York (June 28, 2002) -- Accounting scandals such as Enron and WorldCom are likely to prompt a major increase in audit fees, a noted malpractice attorney told CPAs at a conference on partner compensation.

Audit fees are likely to skyrocket for three main reasons, Dan Goldwasser, partner at New York-based Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, told attendees Thursday at The Accounting Firm Partner Compensation Forum at New York's Roosevelt Hotel.

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