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July 2022 ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon, "What is a Department of Justice Consent Decree? Tell me more!"

  • July 12, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dukessa Event Venue, 2840 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

Note: We will have a drawing for a FREE registration to the Houston Fraud Conference at the luncheon for those present!

Speaker: Janet Resseguie, CFE, CCEP

Title:  "What is a Department of Justice Consent Decree? Regulatory Compliance? Tell me more!"

Date:  Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Description: Your company knowingly or unknowingly violated law or regulation. What happens next? This presentation will go through the process of resolving a case brought by the US Department of Justice through a consent decree. It will describe the process of negotiating terms of the consent decree and complying with those terms, using Transocean’s Macondo Consent Decree as an example.

Bio:  Janet is a Senior Manager of Operations Compliance at Transocean Ltd, where she coordinates compliance with US regulatory authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice. In addition to US regulatory authorities, Janet also works internationally to ensure the company complies with local and international regulations when initiating operations in a new country.

Janet was previously responsible for the successful design of, compliance with, and reporting regarding the Transocean Macondo compliance program; including partnering with internal function heads and serving as the company’s main interface with third parties regarding the program (such as the EPA, DOJ, BSEE, DOI, legal consultants, external auditors, and the external process safety consultant) which led to:

‾      Release from the EPA Agreement one year early

‾      Negotiation of a 1.1M reduction of stipulated penalties with the DOJ

‾      Release from the Consent Decree

‾      Mitigating and ultimately eliminating the criminal liability risk for the subsidiary company executives and the General Counsel

She began her career over 24 years ago in internal audit before making the jump to the legal space. In addition to regulatory compliance, she also helped large companies mature their ethics and compliance programs and performed and directed complex internal investigations globally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify compliance issues
  • Define Department of Justice decree
  • Learn the remedy for issues identified in compliance


11:30 am: Lunch

11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

Event Policies:

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

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: 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

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 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 web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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