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 March 28th - Fraud Conference - Fourth Annual

3/28/2013 7:00 AM
3/28/2013 7:00 PM
Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Avenue, Columbia Center 76th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104 |  

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We will have an incredible line-up of high caliber speakers from industry, consulting and government who will share their expertise. Topics to be covered include:

  • Money Laundering
  • Current Issues in Investigations
  • Advanced Data Analysis

We will also bring you sessions that provide updates from the prior year conference such as an update on social media developments and a check in on your increased interview skills. 

After the conference, we will be hosting a networking event with hors d'oeuvre and refreshments, and encourage you to attend.

Date: March 28, 2013

Location: Columbia Tower Club - 75th floor at 701 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98104

Time: 7 am to 7 pm - Conference; 5:30 pm to 7 pm - Networking Event

Cost: $130 for IIA Members and $160 for Non-Members

CPE: 8 credits will be awarded


Conference Details:​ (Click on the word document for printable version)IIA_PSC_Fraud_Conference_2013_v7.docx





7:00 – 7:55


Registration and Breakfast

Coffee, Tea, mixed pastries




Corey Saunders, Chapter President

8:00 – 9:10


Expense Reimbursement Fraud – The Devil is in the Details

Guido van Drunen, Principal, KPMG

9:10 – 9:20




9:20 – 10:30


Anti-Money Laundering

Todd Sigler, Manager, McGladrey

10:35 – 11:45


Corporate Intelligence, Reputational Due Diligence

Rob Parker, Manager, Pwc

11:45 – 1:00


Plated lunch*

Vegetarian Option Available

12:00 – 12:10


Chapter announcements

Corey Saunders, Chapter President

12:10 - 1:00


Social Media and Business Risk: 2013 Update

Nancy Pasternack, Manager, KPMG Forensic

1:00 - 2:30


Advanced Data Analytics

Kate S. Eckhart, Manager, Ernst & Young

Anna Cueni, Manager, Ernst & Young

2:15 - 2:30




2:45 - 5:15


Who’s Lying: Investigative Interviewing

Lee Howell, Former FBI Agent and Founder and Senior Expert, The Bar Group (Behavioral Assessment Resource Group)

5:15 – 5:30


Closing Remarks

Corey Saunders, Chapter President

5:30 - 7:00


Networking Event

Floor 73 – Sky View Conference Room

Beer/Wine, passed light appetizers, dessert/coffee

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Summary of Presentations:

Expense Reimbursement Fraud – The Devil is in the Details –Guido van Drunen, Principal, KPMG

Information to be provided!


Successful professional with thirty years experience in forensic accounting, auditing, finance, law enforcement, real estate and alternative investments and various other industries.  Responsible for serving clients in a variety of industries with respect to their investigative needs, anti corruption efforts, litigation support and disputes.  Lead for the KPMG Forensics Diversified industrials business channel

Anti-Money Laundering – Todd Sigler, Manager, McGladrey


Money Laundering vs. Hidden Assets - Explore common money laundering schemes and how they are executed and discovered.  Then move on to a discussion of hidden assets in general using case studies to illustrate risk factors indicating potential hidden assets and techniques used to find them.


Todd is a Manager in McGladrey’s litigation consulting, financial forensics, and valuation services practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has provided clients with litigation consulting and forensic accounting services for ten years, and has extensive experience planning and executing engagements relating to fraud investigations, contract disputes, construction claims, insurance defense, partnership disputes, royalty inspections, and asset tracing.  Todd has previously worked at a big four firm in their advisory services practice, as well as at two international consulting firms in the same capacity.  Todd is a CFE, a CPA, and a member of the State Bar of California.  He did his undergrad work in Accounting and Finance at California State University, Northridge, and went on to Loyola Law School for his JD and the University of California at Irvine for his MBA.  Todd has investigated embezzlement, inventory theft, and various employee malfeasances in a variety of contexts; investigated allegations of unfair lending practices and stock option backdating; and has performed a wide variety of contract compliance reviews.

Corporate Intelligence, Reputational Due Diligence – Rob Parker, Manager, PwC

Corporate Intelligence helps companies manage third party risk and supports internal investigation teams in the gathering of data amid allegations of wrongdoing. These investigative procedures and techniques - often referred to as "reputational due diligence" - can be used to assess potential risks posed by a company's population of intermediaries, sales agents, service providers, and other business partners, or to hone in on specific issues of fraud that arise internally. This session will summarize the wealth of information that can be learned through the reputational due diligence process, where this information can be accessed through the international public domain, and how Corporate Intelligence can help companies make informed decisions at crucial moments.


Rob is a Forensic Services Manager in PwC’s Corporate Intelligence practice, specializing in international due diligence assignments in high-risk jurisdictions. Rob manages due diligence and third-party compliance assignments, supervises investigative support efforts and prepares a range of deliverables to assist clients undergoing regulatory disclosures, FCPA investigations, major transactions, market entry studies, and other risk analyses.  Rob has led hundreds of integrity due diligence investigations on US and foreign companies and individuals; prepared and compiled full corporate intelligence reports for a number of international clients; and developed unique knowledge of what corporate information can be obtained on companies incorporated throughout the Americas, FSU countries, Asia, and the Middle East. He currently manages the PwC’s engagements involving pre-transaction and tendering due diligence for multiple Fortune 500 clients across many industry sectors.

Prior to joining PwC, Rob spent four years as an analyst with the Business Intelligence and Investigations team at Kroll Associates, a global investigations firm based in New York. Rob received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

Social Media and Business Risk: 2013 Update - Nancy Pasternack, Manager, KPMG Forensic

This session will provide an update on the current issues and risks facing businesses from social media. Last year we visited this topic looking at the foundational concepts businesses should consider relative to social media risk management. During this short session we will look at developments in this evolving area since last year’s conference. 

·          Developments in privacy and other laws and social media

·          Developing practices and lessons learned in creating and implementing organizational policies related to social media

·          Balancing the risks and the rewards in the organization created by social media

·          Risk management and social media

·          Auditing social media policies


Nancy has been with KPMG Forensic for five years serving in the Washington, D.C. and now Seattle offices. She also completed a national rotational assignment with the KPMG Business School where she developed and managed the learning curriculums for Forensic, Leadership and Governance, Risk and Compliance. She joined the investigative team at KPMG Forensic after serving as the Education Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Austin, Texas. Nancy has demonstrated leadership in and devotion to anti-fraud matters as she is the past President of the Oregon Chapter of the ACFE, and served on the Steering Committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Fraud and Litigation Support Conference. She has taught extensively on various economic crime topics for many renowned associations and universities.


Advanced Data Analytics – Anna Cueni, Manager, Ernst & Young and Kate Eckhart, Manager, Ernst & Young

More companies are turning to advanced data tools and techniques to effectively utilize and manage the increasing volume, variety and complexity of available data.  This presentation will provide a basic understanding of advanced data analysis techniques including clustering, machine learning, and fuzzy matching, provide an overview of commonly used open source data analysis tools, and provide examples of applying such techniques to common types of structured and unstructured data.  The objectives of this presentation are to obtain an understanding of:

·          Types of advanced data analysis techniques and when to use them

·          Open-source data analysis tools and their capabilities

·          Emerging Trends


Anna Cueni is a manager in the Forensic Technology & Discovery Services division of Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services group. Trained as a computational linguist, Anna has seven years of industry experience applying linguistic technology, machine learning and advanced analytics to solve business problems in the consumer and enterprise markets. In addition to six years working in legal technology services, including electronic discovery, investigations, case assessment and forensic analytics, Anna has also spent 3 years generating insights from social media data through custom analytics.


Kate Eckhart brings more than 11 years experience assisting clients with accounting, auditing, financial reporting and litigation matters. Her experience encompasses various industries, including technology, oil & gas, health care, and manufacturing. 


Kate has conducted investigations for public companies related to asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud and corruption. These matters have included issues such as revenue recognition, side letters, bribes, slush funds, expense reimbursement schemes and FCPA.


Who’s Lying: Investigative Interviewing - Lee Howell, Former FBI Agent and Founder and Senior Expert, The Bar Group

F. Lee Howell, FBI retired and CEO of the Behavioral Assessment Resource Group will provide an interactive follow-up session to his presentation last year on identifying deception and information collection. Mr. Howell was a hit last year and we’re pleased he will join us again for a check in on how your interview skills have developed since we saw him last.

This presentation is especially meaningful for internal audit professionals responsible for collecting information in face-to-face interactions. He will continue our discussion on how to identify principal issues of concern and recognize attempts to disguise or conceal important material facts and more reliably identify deceptive behavior and develop effective follow-up questions.

Mr. Howell has shared these techniques with thousands of accounting professionals, medical professionals, law enforcement, and United States Special Forces. Mr. Howell is a faculty member at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing and Professional and teaches in the Forensic Accounting program.



Founder and Senior Expert, The Bar Group (Behavioral Assessment Resource Group). Prior to joining The Bar Group, Mr. Howell was a Senior Behavioral Intelligence Expert at Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA). During his time with BIA, Mr. Howell provided training in the Detection of Deception, Interviewing and Elicitation of Information to financial services industry professionals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In 2002, Mr. Howell retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with over 26 years of distinguished service. While assigned to FBI headquarters he served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the psychological services unit, administering psychometric tests to and counseling all active undercover agents. In conjunction with the Undercover and Sensitive Operations Unit he screened, selected and trained candidates for the undercover certification course at the FBI Academy. He developed course curriculum for undercover training at the FBI Academy, instructed new agents, and taught advanced investigative techniques. As a Special Agent with the FBI, Mr. Howell specialized in covert operations, excelling in the creation of covert investigative platforms, including false and alias identities and state-of-the-art corporate legends. He was the primary undercover agent for murder for hire, sexual exploitation of children, organized crime, stolen art, narcotics, fraud against the government, and public corruption matters.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.​