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ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, "Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions"

  • August 13, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056


  • 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.
  • Same Day Walk-In Pricing Open to All.

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Presentation: Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions

Speaker: Jeff Harfenist, Senior Firm Expert for Anti-Corruption Compliance and Complex Internal Investigations (FCPA/Fraud), RSM US, LLP

Description: We will discuss the steps that purchasers can take to mitigate the corruption risks associated with a target on both a pre- and post-acquisition basis.  We will also provide insights on how to incorporate analytics and monitoring protocols to assist in these efforts.

Jeff is the leader of RSM's anti-corruption practice and one of the primary experts for the firm's Global Forensics and Accounting Investigations practice. With more than 30 years of forensic accounting experience, he has managed teams of professionals on some of the most high-profile investigations in U.S. history, including Tyco, Enron and AIG. Advising multinational organizations and their counsel, his extensive experience includes leading domestic and international engagements for public and private organizations across numerous industries.

He conducts fraud-related investigations on a variety of matters, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), other non US anti-corruption statutes, embezzlements, Ghost Vendor schemes, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, diversion of corporate opportunity, bribery, theft of IP, and financial reporting fraud.  He also provides guidance to organizations on compliance and due diligence best practices, assisting clients to develop and implement comprehensive anti-corruption compliance programs and how to periodically test those programs to determine their overall efficacy. He possesses deep expertise in employing forensic tools to uncover high-risk relationships and potentially anomalous transactions "hiding in plain sight" within company data. Additionally, he has experience conducting internal investigations in response to inquiries by the Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Credits


11:30AM  Registration & Lunch Begins 
11:50AM Chapter Announcements 
12:00PM Speaker Presentation 
1:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 

Learning Objectives:

Objective and Purpose

  • What are the risks for corruption in mergers & acquisitions?

  • How to mitigate risks using data analytics in these transactions.
  • What monitoring protocols are in place to prevent fraud and compliance violations?

Event Policies:

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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

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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