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December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation

  • December 13, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
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  • Members Seat - Only current active members of the Houston Chapter may register a members seat.
  • Registration for non-members.
  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

Presentation: 2016 Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation

Speakers: Eric Williams, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, LLP

Scott Lanham, MBA, CFE, Houston Police Department White Collar Crimes Unit

Peter Scaff, Litigation Partner at Gardere

Presentation Description: This event is a 6 hour event that we are providing at a discounted price to our current members Houston Chapter members.  All other attendees will have to pay the regular price for an 6 hour event.


This event will walk you through the different phases of Fraud investigation from the forensic accounting and internal audit work to the criminal investigation process and finally ending with the prosecution of fraud.  We have engaged experts on all of these matters to come and speak to our members and better clarify how the different pieces fit together.  They will also discuss how the various entities work together to successfully investigate and prosecute fraud as well as discussing key success factors and common pitfalls they have experienced.

Eric Williams is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in Houston and has over 13 years of experience consulting for firms and assisting them with alternative dispute resolution, transaction services and oil & gas accounting.

Eric is a Certified Fraud Examiner and obtained his undergraduate degree in finance from Louisiana State University and his MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans.

Scott C. Lanham, MBA, CFE is a police officer assigned to the Houston Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit. He investigates the full range of financial crimes. Officer Lanham has investigated, charged, and convicted identity thieves, corporate embezzlers, money launderers, members of criminal organizations, and human traffickers. Officer Lanham’s previous assignments include patrol, crime scene investigation, and SWAT.

Prior to his law enforcement career, Officer Lanham spent nine years in US Army Special Operations Command. During this time he had extensive experience in the Balkans and Middle East. Officer Lanham continues to serve as an Air Crew Officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Officer Lanham has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Accounting at the University of St. Thomas. Officer Lanham has presented to numerous groups, including student chapters of the ACFE and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants Houston Affiliate. He Certified Fraud Examiner.

Officer Lanham is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem.

Peter Scaff is an experienced trial lawyer working with energy companies in their most complex and important disputes. He has broad experience in state and federal courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Peter often works with large energy companies having a global presence, but also frequently represents smaller companies in important commercial litigation and oilfield matters.

Over the years, Peter has handled disputes concerning lease acquisition, seismic, operating agreements, joint interest billing/royalty payments, drilling, completion, production, workover and well control. Peter's focus on energy litigation allowed him to develop a unique expertise in cases involving downhole operations, allegations of lost or damaged wells, and reservoir engineering. Clients appreciate Peter's thirst to know their business, as well as his practical approach and keen ability to connect with juries.

Peter also assists clients with internal investigations and corporate misdeed issues, and has prosecuted to judgment a number of civil fraud and investment scheme cases. He frequently works in tandem with Gardere’s white collar criminal defense team, handling parallel proceedings.

CPE Credits: 6.0 CPE Hours


9:30 AM
10:00 AM
Eric Williams - Identification of
Fraud/Forensic Investigation
11:45 AM Lunch (Buffet Style)
12:30 PM Scott Lanham - Criminal Investigation 
2:10 PM
2:30 PM
4:10 PM
4:15 PM 

Peter Scaff - Prosecuting Fraud 
Closing Remarks


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of fraud investigation in corporate environments
  • Understand the basics of fraud investigation by law enforcement

  • Understand the basics of prosecution of fraud

Event Policies:

  • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      
  • For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.     

Additional Information:

  • Delivery Method: Group-Live
  • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
  • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
  • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Intermediate

NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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