Topic: Hotlines and Whistleblowers - Considerations for Fraud Reporting Mechanisms
Speaker: Jacob Parks, JD, CFE
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Join us for our November lunch meeting to earn 1 hour of CPE and enjoy lunch.
Program Description: There are many procedures that organizations can implement to detect fraud, but research data collected from CFEs demonstrates that tips are the most common way in which such schemes are first detected. Establishing fraud reporting mechanisms is a great way to encourage sources to come forward, but there are also ongoing steps that organizations should take to ensure that employees are educated about reporting mechanisms and treated fairly after they report. This session will provide tips for implementing fraud reporting mechanisms and improving existing ones, as well as cover some employment law issues concerning fraud whistleblowers.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Hotlines and Whistleblowers - Considerations for Fraud Reporting Mechanisms
About the Speaker
Jacob Parks, JD, CFE
General Counsel ACFE:
Jacob Parks, J.D., CFE, serves as associate general counsel for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In this role, he provides day-to-day counsel within the organization and works with various departments to provide education and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. He also serves as liaison to the ACFE Board of Regents in matters regarding the Code of Professional Ethics and Code of Professional Standards.
He previously served as a legal writer in the ACFE’s Research Department and continues to develop and present training materials. His focus in this regard is to ensure that the materials accurately reflect current fraud-related laws and issues. He provides training on the elements of financial crimes and legal issues when conducting fraud examinations. Audiences for these trainings often include public accountants, corporate and private investigators, legal professionals, and law enforcement agents. He is also co-author of the ACFE’s biennial statistical reports, Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse and Benchmarking Your In-House Fraud Investigation Team.
Before joining the ACFE, Jacob clerked for Todd Hurd & Associates, dealing with discovery requests, asset investigations, and other civil litigation matters. Additionally, he had an externship with the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas, working on issues involving criminal search and seizure and whistleblower protection.
Jacob graduated from Texas Tech School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Program Level: Basic
Advanced Preparation: None required
Program Learning Objectives: This session will provide tips for implementing fraud reporting mechanisms and improving existing ones, as well as cover some employment law issues concerning fraud whistleblowers.
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759
From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.
Chapter Members: $25.00
Registration includes a lunch service.
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