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March 9th, 2018, Fraud Symposium – Presented by the IIA Philadelphia Chapter & Moderated by Jonathan T. Marks

Time Speaker and Proposed Topic*
7:45 – 8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:30 Mark J. Nigrini will present on, “Digital Footprints”.  He is a faculty member at the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University in Morgantown in the US state of West Virginia. Nigrini is best known for his work on using Benford’s Law as an auditing and accounting tool to detect anomalies in company data.
9:30 – 10:15 Mike Doyle will present on, “FCPA Trends and White Collar Crime”.  Mike is a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI.
10:15 – 10-30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Tom Fox will present on, “Operationalizing Compliance and How Internal Audit Can Help”. He is one of the leading commentators in the FCPA compliance space. He will bring a unique insight of what many companies have done right and many have done not so well over the years.
11:30 – 12:30 Lunchtime Speaker Erin Arvedlund, who writes a weekly column for the Inquirer on investing and personal finance, will discuss her book, “Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff” (Penguin).
12:30 – 1:30 Thomas A Sporkin will present on, “Whistleblowers” – He is partner at Buckley Sander LLP and a former senior Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement official. Mr. Sporkin has particular experience with whistleblower matters, having been one of the leaders in launching the SEC’s Whistleblower Office and writing the whistleblower rules called for by Dodd-Frank Act. Drawing from his experience and insights he is often called upon to advise financial institutions and public companies on sensitive whistleblower issues.
1:30 – 2:30 Dr. Richard “Dick” Riley will present on, “Management’s Override of Controls and Collusion and Cash flows Associated with Fraud”.  Dr. Riley is a CPA, CFE, CFF, forensic accountant and fraud examiner who has developed and implemented fraud and forensic accounting education programs for the United States National Institute of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service. Since 2002, Dr. Riley has performed expert financial analysis and litigation support services, offering deposition and trial testimony. He has published two books: Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection with Zabi Rezaee (John Wiley & Sons, 2010) and a Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination with Joseph Wells and Mary-Jo Kranacher (John Wiley & Sons, 2011).
2:30 – 2:40 Break
2:45 – 3:45 Morgan Lewis – The team at Morgan Lewis will present on “Triaging an Allegation and Conducting an Internal Investigation”.  In today’s global economy, litigation, government investigations, and multidimensional corporate challenges often play out on the world stage. Clients turn to Morgan Lewis when their vital interests are at stake, looking to our team’s trial capabilities, legal and business sophistication, broad scope of litigation services, and ability to help find solutions to complex challenges. With experience in most jurisdictions worldwide and a rare combination of trial capacity and practical insight, we frequently serve as trial, strategic, permitting, and coordinating counsel in large, complex matters. Our deep skill set and breadth of experience across industries and jurisdictions give us a unique ability to address clients’ legal and business concerns, distinguishing Morgan Lewis from other law firms.
3:45 – 4:30 Theodore Schaer will present on “Cyber Trends and Tips”.  He is a partner and Chairman of the Cyber Liability, Privacy and Data Security Department at Zarwin Baum and is board certified in Privacy and US Data Protection (CIPP/US).  Ted advises clients on privacy and cyber related issues and leads the Firm’s data breach response team.
4:30 Closing remarks – Jonathan T. Marks, CPA, CFF, CFE

Click here to Registerimg_0949

Location Exelon Hall – Just enter the building lobby at 23rd and Market Street and follow the signs down the stairs to Exelon Hall.  No building access is needed for access to the hall.


*Speakers and Topics may change due to a variety of factors.  We will do our best to adhere to this agenda.

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