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March 2020 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)

  • March 10, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
  • 63


  • 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.

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March Ethics Event - Four Presentations

Presentation 1:  Ethical Social Media Marketing for Professionals (Ethics 1 hour)

Speaker: Diana Moinot, Founder and Managing Partner, Moinot Insurance Group, Houston, TX

Diana Moinot is founder and managing partner of Moinot Insurance Group. Prior to founding Moinot Insurance Group, she served as Marketing Manager at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and as Business Development Manager at Abercrombie, Simmons & Gillette, Inc.

Presently, she is a board member of the Houston Claims Association, Claims Litigation Management fellow and member of Infragard and Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.

Her core expertise includes over 20 years of B2B and B2C marketing consulting experience including 13 years of insurance and claims services marketing success.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is social media and how has it evolved?
  • What are the currently popular social media tools and platforms?
  • Learn the the three main principles of social media ethics: Authenticity, Transparency, and Communication.

Presentation 2: Ethical Considerations in Whistleblower Situations (Ethics - 1 hour)

Speaker: David Schein, Claremont Management Group and Associate Dean, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

With the recent impeachment investigation in Washington allegedly triggered by a whistleblower in the White House, a lot of attention has been focused n this topic. The presentation will present the ethical and practical case for protecting whistleblowers, determining who is a whistleblower and the legal and ethical response to complaints or allegations brought forward by whistleblowers. Our analysis is at the Federal level for this presentation since there are various state laws and too many to cover all of them, as well. The presentation will include protection of whistleblowers in the financial industry, specifically the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act

Dr. Schein is a professor, consultant and trainer.  He is the Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Programs at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.  His key responsibilities include graduate recruiting, maintaining AACSB membership and compliance, the Annual CSB Business Symposium and various administrative responsibilities while teaching Business Law, MBA Business Ethics courses and management courses. Concurrently, through Claremont Management Group, Inc. he provides consulting and training on employment law and HR matters to many businesses and entrepreneurs from his office in Texas and a satellite office in Virginia.  His expert analysis and counsel is based on over forty years of practical experience, including a decade with Fortune 50 companies.  Dr. Schein has done numerous seminars and training sessions from coast to coast.   He previously taught at the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia, the University of Mary Washington, and other prestigious universities.

Dr. Schein has received national acclaim for his book examining the leadership and ethical decisions of American Presidents Wilson through Obama, The Decline of America: 100 Years of Leadership Failures


See live PBS Interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ilE1RkOvi8I

Learning Objectives:

  • Which laws protect state and federal whistleblowers?
  • The protection of whistleblowers in the financial industry, specifically the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act
  • How do whistleblowers wrestle with ethical dilemmas?

Presentation 3:  The Cross-Cultural Interview

Speaker:  Brent Walker, SCLA CIFI,  Regional Director, Investigative Services, Traveler's Insurance

The need for cross-cultural interviewing skills is a reality in today’s world of fraud investigation. The people we interact with often come from cultures very different than our own. To overcome cultural barriers, build rapport and conduct successful interviews, the modern investigator must understand how to adapt investigative interviewing approaches to the cultural influences that the other person may have. This class will introduce how understanding cultural awareness, using the communication process, along with active listening, emotional intelligence, and international business etiquette, can reduce cultural barriers and improve our interviews with people from other cultures.   

Brent Walker has been fighting insurance fraud for over twenty years. He investigated his first insurance fraud case as a police detective. Since then, Brent has held many roles within insurance company special investigation units (SIU), to include field investigations, major case, and regional management. In addition to his past law enforcement experience, he also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Presently, Brent volunteers with several antifraud organizations. This includes his current position as a director of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), chairing the legislative and organizational improvement committees and past service as a local chapter president. He is also on the government affairs committee for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and a current member of the government affairs strategic planning work group with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).  Brent also volunteers as a career mentor for veterans as they transition from military service to corporate careers.

 Learning Objectives:

  • How to overcome cultural barriers with interviewees
  • How to use active listening, emotional intelligence to reduce cultural barriers
  • Learning about international business etiquette and how it factors into interviews

Presentation 4: Overview of Digital Forensics, Forensic Fraud Investigations and Data Privacy Concerns

Speaker: Jared Trent, CISSP, J.D, Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Jared Trent, Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Group, will provide an overview of digital forensics including evolving data sources and advances in mobile forensics. Additionally, Jared will discuss emerging ethical concerns around data privacy specifically around the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Jared will walk through two digital forensics fraud investigation case studies to provide real world context.

 Jared Trent is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Houston, TX.  Mr. Trent has over a decade of experience in e-discovery and computer forensics, has testified as an expert witness as well as conducted direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, and has extensive experience in the examination of computer systems and media. He has performed forensic collections and investigations in countries spanning North and South America, Africa, and Europe.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Trent was a prosecutor in Pennsylvania where he specialized in fraud and computer crimes. He successfully prosecuted one of the largest home improvement fraud matters in the state. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee.

Before his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Trent worked as an expert in computer forensics and e-discovery and as a computer forensics instructor. He has trained agents from the FBI, SEC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotland Yard, and other local and national law enforcement agencies. Mr. Trent has worked on matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, financial restatements, intellectual property theft, anti-money laundering, contract disputes, and embezzlement. He has clients in the energy sector, technology, food processing, hedge funds, healthcare, and manufacturing.  Mr. Trent served in the United States Marine Corps as an Intelligence Analyst where he received multiple awards and citations, including for his efforts in identifying and preventing a major threat to U.S. forces during the initial days of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Subsequent to the Marines he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in cyber defense at the Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations, and as a Marine reservist assigned to the Africa watch desk for the Joint Analysis Center in Molesworth, England.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn an overview of digital forensics
  • Changes in evolving data sources and digital advances
  • Will see a demonstration of digital fraud forensic investigations

CPE Credits: 4 Fraud CPE Credits (2 of these credits will count towards ACFE ethics requirements but will not meet the CPA ethics requirements)


8:30 am       Registration

9:00 am       Speaker 1 - Diana Moinot

10:15 am     Speaker 2 - David Schein

11:30 am     Chapter News & Lunch

12:45 pm     Speaker 3 - Brent Walker

2:00 pm       Speaker 4 - Jared Trent

3:00 pm       Closing & Dismissal

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

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