Fraud and Corruption Investigations in the 21st Century: How the Landscape Has Changed

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by K2 Intelligence.

Regardless of the number of high profile fraud and corruption matters hitting the headlines, fraudsters appear undaunted.  Technology now serves to enable these fraudsters, but it has also been a game-changer for investigative teams.  However, the technology needs to be driven by a diverse team of intelligence-driven investigators and forensic accountants who understand how to quickly, easily and thoroughly use the technology in support of the legal team’s goals.

From data analytics to machine learning, artificial intelligence to algorithms and biometrics, this webinar will detail how technology has influenced the investigative playing field - one where only a few decades ago had difficulty getting data and now has so much data it has difficulty managing it. It will discuss the impact of forensic accounting, those specialized accountants who are also investigative in bent, that pivot from place to place, quietly driving the scope and collection of hard-to-find data needed for litigation support. Additionally, this program will review regulation and the jurisdictional differences affecting multi-national corporations, such as restrictions affecting the movement of data between countries, privacy considerations in light of GDPR, and the need for ongoing compliance programs, protocols and training.

Finally, this webinar will briefly reflect on the 40th anniversary of FCPA and 25th anniversary of OECD and how these matters and investigations have changed (or not) over time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the technology impacting internal investigations;
  • Learn the top regulatory challenges surrounding internal investigations impacting multi-national corporations;
  • Gain strategies for effectively using today’s technology to meet the investigative team’s and legal team’s goals.

Presenters

Kenneth Yormark
  • Managing Director
  • K2 Intelligence

Ken Yormark is a managing director for K2 Intelligence, where he leads the U.S.-based forensic accounting team. With over 25 years of experience, he is an expert in complex global investigations and forensic and investigative services. Ken has managed and conducted numerous, often high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies in all industries around the globe. He has presented to regulatory and law enforcement agencies, boards, senior management, in-house and outside counsel and auditors.

In his practice, Ken focuses on forensic accounting, financial investigations, securities litigation, and anti-corruption risk assessments. He is skilled at validating and reconstructing fraudulent conveyances and assessing the vulnerability of management and accounting systems.

Snežana Gebauer
  • Executive Managing Director
  • Americas, K2 Intelligence

Snežana Gebauer is executive managing director and head of the U.S. Investigations and Disputes practice. She is based in New York. As a veteran corporate investigator, she has managed large-scale and high-profile corporate investigations focused on corruption and various types of fraud; pre- and posttransactional business intelligence and due diligence engagements for investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity funds; and investigations in support of high-stakes international legal disputes. Snežana’s clients span Fortune 500 and FT 1000 companies, government agencies, leading law firms, and financial institutions. Over the course of her career she has lived and worked in New York, London, Washington, D.C., and São Paulo, leading project teams composed of consultants in different offices around the world, managed client relationships, and cultivated a network of contacts in law enforcement, government agencies, and within numerous industry groups in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Snežana received her M.B.A. from George Washington University with a specialization in international finance and her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Drake University. She also attended The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems at the Georgetown University. She is fluent in five languages.

Peter Spivack
  • Partner
  • Hogan Lovells

Peter Spivack is one of the most experienced members of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice area and served as the global co-leader of the practice for six years. His experience in the criminal arena includes antitrust, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), government contract, and healthcare matters. According to Chambers and Partners, where he is ranked in both the White Collar and FCPA practice areas, clients call him "fantastic" and say that he "is very insightful and a very good communicator."

Peter has three decades of experience working with multi-jurisdictional investigations, including matters involving allegations of bribery and corruption under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-bribery laws. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations brought by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Peter also has considerable experience in representing entities and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters involving healthcare, government contracts, competition, and antitrust issues.

Previously, Peter was a federal prosecutor focusing on the investigation and prosecution of complex white collar criminal matters involving corporations and individuals. Most of his investigations involved parallel enforcement actions by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as parallel federal and state civil litigation. Peter received an award from the U.S. Attorney General for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Peter clerked for the Honorable William D. Keller of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and for the Honorable Arthur Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Peter frequently writes and speaks on federal criminal issues. Peter plays an active role in the bar, currently serving as a Co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Subcommittee for the ABA White Collar Crime Committee and as a past Co-chair of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Committee for the D.C. Bar.

Continuing Education

Credits:
COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
Legal
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of data management and internal investigations.
Level:
Basic
Production Date:
02/27/2018