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Past Speakers

The ACFE Fraud Conference Canada speaker lineup features experts in the anti-fraud industry. These leaders will share their insights and address key issues relevant to you. The speakers for 2018 will be announced soon. View a list of past speakers from 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada below.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA

President and CEO

Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member to the ACFE Board of Regents. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, and is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana.

Following a judicial clerkship after law school, Dorris was commissioned an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana. He created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section.

Dorris is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and practiced primarily in business valuation and litigation support. He was an Adjunct Instructor in the Accounting and Business Law Department of Louisiana State University in Shreveport and has taught with the Becker CPA Review Program.

He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations.

Dorris is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Texas State Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Jeff Filliter, CFE

J.R. Filliter Investigative Services

Jeff Filliter is a seasoned investigator, with more than 40 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotiabank and in private practice. He is the President of J. R. Filliter Investigative Services and holds an honors degree in administrative studies (BA), with distinction, has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1995 and holds a Private Investigator licence for the Province of Ontario. Filliter is the author of The Shallowest of Men, a book that examines a six-year, multijurisdictional fraud and money laundering investigation.

Filliter has a solid investigative and law enforcement background, specializing in domestic and international fraud, risk assessment and mitigation, due diligence, and asset tracing and recovery. He is an expert in asset tracing and recovery, financial and white-collar crime, fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, forensic investigations, risk management and security. He has provided expert testimony in both civil and criminal proceedings globally, and has been declared a professional witness in the U.K. in relation to wire transfer fraud.

Jeff Kehoe

Director, Enforcement
Ontario Securities Commission

Jeff Kehoe is currently the director of enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Prior to joining the OSC, he was managing partner and general counsel at Difference Capital Inc. He has over a decade of experience overseeing the Canadian Capital Markets as director and vice-president of enforcement at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Prior to IIROC, he served as a Crown Attorney and Department of Justice Crown Counsel. Kehoe has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Laws degree specializing in securities law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional certificate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania and has received securities regulation training from Harvard. He currently serves on both private and public boards including charitable non-profit organizations. He completed the Rotman Institute Corporate Directors program (lCD. D).

Paul M. Lalonde

Partner, International Trade, Procurement and Anti-Corruption Law

Paul Lalonde is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP’s Toronto office. He focuses on anti-corruption, government contracting, international trade law and international arbitration. Lalonde is a leading practitioner in international trade law and government procurement.

Lalonde is a founding member of the Canadian Bar Association Joint Committee on Anti-Corruption and, in June 2016, he was elected chair and president of Transparency International Canada, the Canadian chapter of the world’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organization. Lalonde has also served on a number of industry advisory committees and corporate boards.

Amber Mac

TV/Radio Host, Internet of Things Expert
AmberMac Media

Amber Mac(Arthur) began her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.

Mac left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, with her brother, she started her own digital agency called Konnekt. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins. Her company’s clients include Microsoft Xbox, Ford Motor Company, Canada Goose, Fast Company, PayPal, Canadian Blood Services and many other leading organizations.

She has keynoted more than 300 events around the world. Topics include business innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT), online safety, artificial intelligence and company growth and adaptation.

She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, The Marilyn Denis Show and SiriusXM Radio.

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada