Evidence Gathering in a Fraud Investigation
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
This training on fraud investigation will explain how to deal effectively with allegations of fraud and how to conduct internal investigations. It will provide the attendees tips on how to gather evidence in a fraud investigation.
Why Should You Attend:
Millions of investors have lost their lifesavings in high-profile frauds over the past several years, including Bernie Madoff’s $50 billion fraud and Allen Stanford’s $7 billion scheme. These frauds have also led to significant liability and exposure for feeder funds, accounting firms and custodial banks.
Corporations are also under increasing scrutiny and many companies have been faced with ethical scandals and allegations of mismanagement and misconduct. Given this trend, companies should be reviewing their protocols regarding how to deal effectively with allegations of fraud and how to conduct internal investigations. It is critical for companies to ensure that they have systems established to properly investigate allegations of improprieties and misconduct that are raised within the company.
This webinar highlights how one can conduct effective and through investigations of allegations of fraud. Presented by the former Inspector General of the SEC, who investigated several of the largest and highest-profile frauds in history, including Bernie Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme and Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, the webinar provides specific and concrete tips on how to gather evidence in a fraud investigation.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Analysis of the Bernie Madoff Fraud
- Discussion of investigative techniques utilized in different situations
- Evidence gathering challenges and solutions
- How to ensure the credibility of an internal investigation
- How to locate relevant (hard copy and electronic) documents in an investigation
- How to conduct effective witness interviews
- How to draft comprehensive investigative reports
Who will Benefit:
- Compliance Officers
- Risk Assessment Professionals
- Internal Investigators
- CEOs and Senior Management Officials of small to mid-size firms
- Operational Managers
- Internal Auditors
- Staff with roles and responsibilities in compliance departments
- Staff with roles and responsibilities in risk assessment departments
H. David Kotz , presently serves as a Director at Berkeley Research Group, a leading global expert services and consulting firm. Mr. Kotz focuses on internal investigations and matters relating to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations. He also serves as a compliance monitor for firms that have entered into deferred prosecution agreements and similar arrangements with government agencies. He also serves as an expert witness in litigation matters relating to securities regulation and the identification of fraud.
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