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  • Sunday, June 23 | 1:00-5:00 PM


    CPE Credit: 4

    Level: Intermediate

    Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of compliance program implementation, assessment or monitoring

    Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

    On February 8, 2017, the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (Evaluation Guidance) appeared unannounced on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section’s website. This was the latest addition to the canon of corporate compliance guidance that includes resources such as the United States Attorney’s Manual, the United States Sentencing Guidelines, the DOJ’s A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business, as well as publications from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the World Bank.


    The Evaluation Guidance notes that the DOJ Fraud Section does not use a rigid formula to assess the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs, as it recognizes that each company has a unique profile and will undertake the appropriate solutions to reduce its risks. However, the Evaluation Guidance suggests common questions that can be asked to arrive at an individualized determination.


    Drawing from the Evaluation Guidance’s main sample topics and questions, this Pre-Conference session will provide you with best practices to evaluate your organization’s corporate compliance program. Major areas of focus include in-depth exploration of training and communication, confidential reporting and investigations, incentives and disciplinary measures, third-party management, and mergers and acquisitions.

    Course Outline:

    • Block 1: Performance Incentives That Drive Accountability
    • Block 2: Training and Communications to Promote a Speak-Up Culture
    • Block 3: Leveraging Due Diligence in Merger Transactions

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Align performance incentives and disciplinary measures resulting from investigations to drive organizational accountability and better manage ethical risks
    • Design and implement training and communication programs that effectively promote employee reporting and a “speak-up” culture
    • Leverage proactive compliance due diligence during the M&A process to identify pre-merger and post-transaction risks

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    Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

    Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
    ACFE Regent

    Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He served in executive positions with the Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and he was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003–2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.


    Feldman was elected to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for 2019–2020. He is also a member of the teaching faculty of the ACFE and a frequently sought-after speaker and author on the topics of procurement fraud detection and prevention, bribery and corruption, corporate business ethics and compliance, and managing an Inspector General function. He has given presentations at national conferences of the ACFE, the Association of Inspectors General, and the ABA Procurement Fraud Institute, as well as regional fraud and compliance conferences in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Feldman is the recipient of the 2018 James A. Baker Speaker of the Year Award presented by ACFE.

  • efeldman headshot
    Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

    Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
    ACFE Regent

    Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He served in executive positions with the Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and he was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003–2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.


    Feldman was elected to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for 2019–2020. He is also a member of the teaching faculty of the ACFE and a frequently sought-after speaker and author on the topics of procurement fraud detection and prevention, bribery and corruption, corporate business ethics and compliance, and managing an Inspector General function. He has given presentations at national conferences of the ACFE, the Association of Inspectors General, and the ABA Procurement Fraud Institute, as well as regional fraud and compliance conferences in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Feldman is the recipient of the 2018 James A. Baker Speaker of the Year Award presented by ACFE.

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