ACi Annual Symposium

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

60 Ludgate Hill, The City, London, EC4M 7HX, United Kingdom

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Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

About the Event

The Association of Corporate Investigators is delighted to host its second one-day symposium on 14th November 2019. Kindly hosted by Ropes & Gray, we have put together a programme designed to inspire and inform the corporate investigations community.  Featuring topics such as 'when the tables are turned' investigators under the scrutiny of the authorities, how to handle #MeToo investigations, and navigating the white and dark web for open source investigations. We will hear from Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, former FCPA violator and FBI/UK Co-operator on why he decided to covertly co-operate with national and international law enforcement authorities for three years.

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The ACi is a not-for-profit Association for corporate investigators - www.my-aci.com

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Event Speakers

Neil Fletcher
CETO, ACi and Investigations Specialist, Sandals Resorts

Neil is an international ethics & compliance investigation specialist with 25+ experience gained in 100+ countries whilst working for global companies, regulators, military and law enforcement. Neil has lived/worked in Australia, Japan, London, Boston, Azerbaijan and Zurich. Neil recently completed an assignment as the Global Investigation Program Manager for EMEA APAC with Citibank Security & Investigation Services where he helped Citi on its journey to a best-in-class investigation program. He is currently helping Sandals Resorts put in place a recognized international good practice ethics & compliance program. Neil is a graduate of Monash University (B. Bus - Accounting), Charles Sturt University (Grad. Dip. Fraud Investigation), a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Neil is an avid golfer which he compares to interviewing (all about preparation, having the right equipment and materials, practice, and being ready for any challenge that may arise).

Amanda Raad
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Amanda Raad, a US lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray's award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with US regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. These matters are often subject to scrutiny by foreign regulators given their multi-jurisdictional nature.

Shannon Kirk Capone
E-Discovery Counsel, Ropes & Gray

Shannon Capone Kirk is E-Discovery Counsel at Ropes & Gray, where she focuses exclusively on electronic discovery law. Shannon is a contributing author on three books on E-Discovery, the most recent being the EDI Judges’ Guide to E-Discovery. Shannon has published numerous articles on the topic in publications and has been interviewed by major media on technology, including NPR affiliate. Shannon was a professor of E-Discovery at Suffolk Law School in Boston for several years, and in 2017, was named to the faculty of EDI and Duke Law’s renowned E-Discovery joint educational program. Shannon is a Sedona Conference Working Group Member of Electronic Document Retention and Production (Working Group 1) and she serves co-chair to Georgetown’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute conference. Massachusetts Weekly honored Shannon as one of the Top Women in Law. Ranked in Band One, Chambers USA calls Shannon “brilliant” and “impressive and outspoken when it comes to controlling e-discovery spend and pursuing advanced workflows for her clients.”

Sandra Paul
Parner, Kingsley Napley

Sandra is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s Criminal Litigation team which undertakes a range of work from internal investigations and white collar crime through to serious crime. She has a wealth of experience in criminal and related litigation, internal investigations and dispute resolution. The majority of her work concerns defending allegations of sexual misconduct including allegations following the #MeToo campaign. She works with individual and corporate clients in the UK and abroad. Sandra’s career has included discreet representation of high profile individuals including politicians, bankers, music, sports and media personalities. Sandra is at the centre of the firmwide Kingsley Napley team dealing with Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace. The team combines the expertise of our lawyers from Kingsley Napley’s Criminal, Employment, Regulatory and Reputation Management departments to undertake internal investigations or represent individuals concerned in those investigations. #MeToo and Corporate Investigations #MeToo: employers face an increase in sexual misconduct and harassment allegations from complainants. How a company handles the allegation of sexual misconduct requires careful consideration of the criminal law implications for the conduct of the investigation and potential outcomes. Sandra will therefore present a criminal practitioner’s top tips for sexual misconduct investigations examining issues such as: assessing the nature and seriousness of the allegation, the impact on and consequences of an internal investigation; retaining, collecting and handling data; and, undertaking internal investigations while there are concurrent or anticipated law enforcement or regulatory outcomes/consequences. The question of when to bring in external counsel will also be considered.

Steve Young
CEO, ACi & Head of Investigations, Lombard Odier

Steve served 20 years in UK law enforcement investigating economic crime specialising in the pro-active investigation of Banking Fraud, Bribery & Corruption, Whistleblowing and Money laundering. This was followed by 6 years at Citigroup Inc as EMEA Regional Director of Investigations, and 8 years as Barclays Bank Plc, Global Head of Investigations for Investment Banking & Wealth Management. Currently Head of Fraud & Investigations in Group Compliance at Lombard Odier, based in Geneva. To date, 38 years of international economic crime experience in both a law enforcement and corporate environment.

George Gray
Managing Director, Business Risk Management

George is a business risk management specialist with twenty years experience working in financial services in multiple jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey). A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, George has held senior audit roles at Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC. George’s key focus at Xcina Consulting is designing and implementing business risk management and internal control frameworks to facilitate a better understanding and management of key risks, particularly by the board. He has also undertaken engagements to investigate fraud risk within the private wealth sector and implement financial crime compliance frameworks (anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud) in financial services firms.

Paul Harris
Managing Director – Pentest Ltd, A Shearwater Group plc Company

Paul has over 20 years boardroom experience at both leading-edge tech enterprises and FTSE 100/Fortune 100 global brands. His career spans a broad range of technology disciplines and includes Director roles at UKFast, Sage, BrightHR and Secarma. His focus at Pentest is on information security and in helping organisations improve their digital resilience against cyber-attack

Vanessa Nigro
CTO, ACi and Global Internal Audit, Investigations & ERM Director, Dufry

Vanessa Nigro is currently the Global Internal Audit, Investigations and ERM Director for Dufry. The majority of her work has been devoted to Internal Audit, with over 25 years' experience in banking, consulting and retail. She has an accountant bachelor along with a Finance MBA among other certifications leveraged by significant international experience in developed and undeveloped countries. She is always interested in new risks on the horizon and how culture can impact the control environment. Vanessa is determined to continuously develop new investigations solutions and assurance approaches. She is already working with AI/Machine learning in investigations and looks for future trends to enhance results while reducing workload.

Basha Galvin
ACi Secretary & Head of Investigations, Tullow Oil

Basha started her career with the Metropolitan Police and moved to the City of London Police Fraud Unit, covering money laundering, trade finance fraud, bribery and corruption. Basha left the police and moved to Citigroup for four years and left in 2006 moving to Barclays plc as Head of Investigations & Whistleblowing for Wealth & Investment Bank. Basha is a seasoned financial crime investigator in the public and corporate sector, Basha has led and managed global investigations teams. During her career Basha has had the opportunity to work in a number of jurisdictions USA, APAC and Europe developing investigation models and collating evidence for civil and criminal prosecutions.

Stephen Storey
Global Head of Ethics, Rio Tinto

Stephen is the Global Head of Ethics & Integrity for Rio Tinto where he leads a global team responsible for designing, implementing and developing the groups Business Integrity Compliance programme. A number of teams report through to Stephen: regional Compliance, Data Privacy, Investigations & Forensic Technology and Operations (programme office: standards, training, communications, systems, reporting & whistle-blowing and third party due diligence (KYS/KYC)). Stephen also leads on regulatory investigations on behalf of the Rio Tinto group. With over 17 years’ experience managing compliance, technology and operational teams across 45+ countries, Stephen was named as one of the “Top 40 in-house” investigation professionals by Global Investigations Review. Stephen has held other leadership roles including global co-head of investigations for Rio Tinto and EMEA Investigations Manager, Business Integrity for BP. Earlier on in his career, Stephen served in the Metropolitan Police leading a portfolio of specialists targeting serious and organised crime. He is a graduate of Middlesex University (M.A. (Hons) Criminology), has attained advanced Policing accreditations (law and operational duties) and is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Stephen has a keen interest in behavioural science and psychology. Stephen regularly features as a key note speaker/panellist at external events, international conferences and legal compliance forums.

James Low
ACi Head of EMEA & Head of Investigations Serco

James is an investigations and compliance professional who is currently Head of Corporate Investigations for Serco where he leads a team responsible for conducting a variety of sensitive and high-profile international investigations. Prior to that he was Director of Global Investigations and Regional Compliance at Unilever where he was responsible for creating the strategy and governance of the global investigations centre of excellence. James’s FMCG experience is supplemented by his work in the technology manufacturing industry whilst working for HP Inc. where he managed the Global Investigations Group, having previously specialised in leading Corporate Investigations in EMEA. James’s corporate experience is supported by twelve years of service in the Metropolitan Police in a variety of specialist and complex criminal investigations roles. James enjoys working internationally, and has experience leading and conducting investigations and teams across all global regions

Dimitry is a Senior Security and Financial Crime Executive with over 25 years of experience across corporate Security, Crisis Management, Investigations and Fraud Management in diverse, complex and matrix environments. Currently Head of Transformation and Critical Programs Director in Citi Security and Investigations Services of Citibank EMEA, based in London. This was preceded by 8 years as EMEA Fraud Management program Director of Citi Security and Investigative Services and Head for Russia and CIS countries in Citigroup. Before joining Citi in 2009 had more than 15 years’ experience in state and commercial security, holding different positions in multinational companies, as well as at government service.

Richard Bistrong
CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, former FCPA violator and FBI/UK Cooperator

Hear first hand Richard's insights on why he decided to covertly co-operate with the national and international law enforcement authorities for three years. Also, listen to Richard’s experience in cooperating with internal corporate investigators before talking to law enforcement, and what implications there might be for today’s internal investigations and what behaviours from internal investigators encouraged and discouraged Richard from cooperating internally. There will be plenty of open discussion on lessons learned for corporates as to better attract and manage whistleblowers as well as managing wrongdoers and others involved in investigations.

Crawford Robinson
COO, ACi & Head of Investigations, BAT

Crawford has extensive experience leading information security, investigations and security assurance programmes in the public, private and charitable sectors. He currently works for British American Tobacco where his commercial acumen at senior levels across a number of FMCG businesses has enabled positive Board level engagement in influencing, establishing and developing corporate security and investigations strategies, operationally embedding these as a true business partner. Crawford is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Security Professional and Freeman of the City of London. He is also a Trustee of three charities.

Jules Colbornne-Baber
Investigations Practice Lead, Deloitte UK & Economic Crime Leader

Jules leads the investigations practice within Deloitte UK and is Economic Crime leader. He has specialised in conducting investigations and forensic advisory work across the world for over 17 years. Jules’ deep experience spans conducting investigations involving money laundering, corruption, fraud, sanctions matters and other corporate misconduct. Jules has also acted as a skilled person for the FCA. Many of Jules’ investigations have been complex and multi-jurisdictional where Jules has led teams to deliver in challenging and highly pressurised situations. On numerous occasions Jules has presented to regulators and prosecutors from around the world. In addition to financial services, Jules has led regulatory related corruption and fraud investigations and accounting investigations in the oil and gas, manufacturing, technology and retail sectors. Jules is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in geography.

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Event Schedule

  • November 14, 2019
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Welcome

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Amanda Raad

Steve Young

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When the tables are turned

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When the tables are turned, Investigators interviewed by a regulator

Amanda Raad

Basha Galvin

Stephen Storey

Richard Bistrong

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Senior Executive Turned Cooperating Witness, and now Compliance Professional - A Ropes & Gray fireside chat with Richard Bistrong

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Amanda Raad

Richard Bistrong

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Technology and Cross Border Investigations

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Shannon Kirk Capone

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#MeToo and Corporate Investigations

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#MeToo: employers face an increase in sexual misconduct and harassment allegations from complainants. How a company handles the allegation of sexual misconduct requires careful consideration of the criminal law implications for the conduct of the investigation and potential outcomes. Sandra will therefore present a criminal practitioner’s top tips for sexual misconduct investigations examining issues such as: assessing the nature and seriousness of the allegation, the impact on and consequences of an internal investigation; retaining, collecting and handling data; and, undertaking internal investigations while there are concurrent or anticipated law enforcement or regulatory outcomes/consequences. The question of when to bring in external counsel will also be considered.

Sandra Paul

Vanessa Nigro

Basha Galvin

James Low

02:30 PM
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03:15 PM

Cyber Threats – Staying One Step Ahead

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George Gray

Paul Harris

Vanessa Nigro

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An inside look Results of the 2019 Deloitte / ACi Survey of Investigators

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Neil Fletcher

Crawford Robinson

Jules Colbornne-Baber

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ACi ExCo Question Time

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Steve Young

Vanessa Nigro

Basha Galvin

James Low

Dmitry Bazhenov

Crawford Robinson