Speaker: Thuy Tran, North America Ethics Compliance Counsel, Weatherford International
Title: Managing Conflicts of Interest to Mitigate Risks and Harm
Description: Most organizations require transparency and disclosures from their employees regarding any potential, perceived, or actual conflicts of interest (COI). Once disclosed, what is the next step? This session explores the most common types of COI’s in an organization, how to manage them to avoid harm, and the misconduct that can arise if not managed properly.
Bio: Thuy P. Tran has 15+ years of experience in Compliance that spans from Houston to Breda (The Netherlands), Budapest (Hungary), and Washington, D.C. Her first look at Compliance began in law school, when she was a legal intern for a company undergoing an FCPA investigation by the Department of Justice. From there, she built upon her expertise, first in the oil and gas industry, then with non-governmental organizations, such as Hungary’s Transparency International, where she was a volunteer Advisor to the Executive Director and her team in Budapest. Thuy returned to in-house Compliance when she relocated to Houston in 2015 and is currently the Ethics Compliance Counsel for Weatherford International for employees at all levels located in US, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Caribbean. She advises the business on anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, and other risks that can arise out of their activities and relationships. In addition to advice and counsel, Thuy conducts investigations of allegations of misconduct, including those resulting from conflicts of interest. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.Learning Objectives:
- Define "conflicts of interest"
- Identify the most common types of conflicts of interests
- Identify how to manage and avoid harm from conflicts of interests
11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation
Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.
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Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend: Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
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