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  • Keynote Speakers   

    The ACFE's Annual Fraud Conference hosts the foremost experts in the anti-fraud field. These leaders share their insights and address key anti-fraud issues. Previous conference speakers include: Sen. George J. Mitchell, Sen. Paul Sarbanes, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, the Honorable Michael Oxley, Ben Stein, Rudy Giuliani, Harry Markopolos, Irving Picard, Neil Barofsky, and many others.

    This year's conference is no exception. The 2011 lineup of keynote speakers is a diverse group of influential leaders and practitioners that will both inform and inspire you.

    Opening Ceremonies and General Session • Monday, June 13 • 8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
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    Joan Pastor, Ph.D.  

    President, JPA International, Inc.

    Joan has uncovered numerous embezzlement and other fraudulent schemes over the years in her own work and with audit, risk and finance colleagues. Over a period of 12 years, she formulated an understanding of the psychology behind severe unethical behavior and fraud. Her comprehensive model and approach to addressing fraud is based on her workplace observations, her years working with intelligence agencies at the White House, DOD, law enforcement agencies, her work with auditors, finance and risk professionals, and finally, through her doctorate in both clinical and industrial-organizational psychology.

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    Working Lunch • Monday, June 13 • 11:40 - 1:10 p.m.
     /uploadedImages/Fraud_Conference/Content/Details/john-walsh.jpg   John Walsh

    Anti-Crime Activist, Host of America's Most Wanted 

     Anti-crime activist and celebrity speaker John Walsh is the host of the nation’s longest-running prime-time program and number-one crime-fighting show, America’s Most Wanted. He was also the leading lobbying force behind the passage of Library the Missing Children’s Act, which resulted in the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Honored by three presidents, John’s work has been acknowledged in the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and People magazine. Walsh was named by CBS Portraits as one of the "100 Americans Who Changed History."


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    General Session • Tuesday, June 14 • 8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
    /uploadedImages/Fraud_Conference/Content/Details/lanny-breuer.jpg   Lanny Breuer

    Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
    U.S. Department of Justice

    As head of the Criminal Division, Mr. Breuer oversees more than 500 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop the criminal law. He also works closely with the nation’s 93 U.S. Attorneys in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters in their districts. Mr. Breuer is a national leader on a range of federal law enforcement priorities, including financial fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, and violence along the Southwest Border.


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    Working Lunch • Tuesday, June 14 • 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
    /uploadedImages/Fraud_Conference/Content/Details/howard-schilit.jpg   Dr. Howard M. Schilit


    Dr. Howard M. Schilit is an international leader in forensic accounting and corporate governance, as well as a renowned author. Recognized twice by Smart Money magazine as one of the "Power 30" of investing, Dr. Schilit will share his impactful insights that he has presented to our Congress, the SEC, and media outlets about causes and early warning signs of accounting tricks in public filings.

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    General Session & Main Conference Closing • Wednesday, June 15 • 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

    Diann Cattani 
    Convicted Fraudster.* 

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    *The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters to speak at conference events.
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