Looking Ahead: Lessons Learned for Investigations
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time: 11 am ET | 8 am PT | 4 pm BT
CLE Credits: Pending
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to revisit their approach to investigations. In recent months, investigators have been dealing with challenges identifying, preserving, and reviewing data, holding remote interviews and collaborating from their homes.
Join this webcast for best practices and lessons learned for investigations, designed to help attendees consider how they may want – or need – to change their approach to investigations in order to be ready for whatever the future may hold.
Speakers Michele Wiener and Michael Zimmern will provide practical observations from previous experiences conducting remote investigations and discuss some of the possible implications for investigations in the future. They will also:
- Assess existing remote investigations capability and incorporate best practices.
- Discuss considerations for integrating remote and traditional investigations practices.
- Explain some of the ways technology and data are changing investigations.
|Michele Wiener | Partner, Washington DC | Control Risks
Michele Wiener is a Partner within Control Risks’ Compliance, Investigations and Technology practice in the Americas region. She has significant experience in fraud and corporate compliance matters in the US and abroad. Working on behalf of legal counsel, boards of directors and senior management of public and private corporations, Michele specializes in conducting complex corporate investigations and forensic accounting engagements involving allegations of corruption, financial reporting fraud, internal controls and books and record-keeping violations under both the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act.
She has led engagements in more than 30 countries, including the US, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Michele has also helped companies design, evaluate, and improve anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs.
In 2019, Control Risks’ Regulatory Risks and Investigations Team in the Americas, led by Michele Wiener, was named Compliance Consulting Team of the Year at the C5 Women in Compliance Awards.
|Michael Zimmern | Partner, London UK | Control Risks
Michael leads the investigations and forensic accounting practice for Control Risks in EMEA. As a qualified chartered accountant with more than 15 years forensics experience Michael advises on clients on regulatory, reputational, and financial issues. Michael frequently supports clients on complex, cross-border investigations working alongside Governments, regulators, and enforcement agencies to help clients manage and respond to risk.
Michael has performed investigations and compliance work in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, India and Africa (including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, DRC and Angola) and has extensive experience supporting clients with issues in emerging markets.