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November 11, 2020

Ethics & Fraud in a COVID World, ACFE Mentor/Mentee Program, and Antitrust Violations
November 11, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
ZOOM Meeting


November 11, 2020 Zoom Meeting

$0.00 Member Ticket to the Zoom Meeting

$15.00 Non-Member Ticket to the Zoom Meeting

You will receive 3 CPE for attending this Zoom meeting.  1 of these CPE can be used as an Ethics credit.

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Session #1 Title:  Ethics and Fraud in a COVID World 

Session Description (8:30 am - 9:30 am):

The world has changed dramatically in 2020 as a result of the global pandemic health crisis and the economic implications that have resulted from it.  Elizabeth Simon will explore the risks and challenges posed to business as a result of COVID-19 and how it has impacted ethics and culture in companies.  As well, it will explore the fraud risks and types of fraud that have increased as a result of the changing workplace environment and economic uncertainties.

Bio:  Elizabeth Simon is the Director of Ethics & Compliance for Cox Enterprises, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is responsible for managing the Ethics Hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations that are relevant to the company.  She also oversees the Records & Information Management program, ensuring that all employees have the tools and knowledge to maintain the records required by laws and regulations.  

Ms. Simon previously served as the Senior Internal Auditor for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, GA, with responsibility for developing data analytics around Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and fraud analytics for scoping other internal audits.  Prior to that, Ms. Simon was in Kimberly-Clark’s Global Security department where she ran the anti-fraud program. 

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Ms. Simon worked at both PwC and Ernst & Young, two of the Big Four accounting firms.  She conducted external audits and worked on forensic accounting investigations with these firms.  She also worked at Global Payments, a payment processing company, and built out their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program.

Ms. Simon currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics (ACE) Roundtable, a Board Member at the Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (GACFE) and is a Regent Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). 

Ms. Simon holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degrees in Accountancy from East Carolina University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia (active) and North Caroline (inactive), a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance, and a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional.

 

The ACFE Mentor/Mentee Program (9:30 am - 10:00 am)

Chris De La Fuente WIll discuss the highlights of the ACFE Mentor/Mentee program and will be available for questions.  Elizabeth Simon will speak on what it is like to be a Mentor.  Matt Killam will speak on what it is like to be a Mentee.

Bio:  Chris de la Fuente is a Member Services Lead and has been with the ACFE for more than two years. Currently, he manages the ACFE Mentoring Program. The mentoring program has grown year over year, and Chris aims to increase the visibility of the program to current and prospective members throughout the coming year.

 

BREAK:  10:00 am - 10:15 am

 

Session #2 Title:  Antitrust Violations

Description (10:15 am - 11:15 am):

Antitrust violations can give rise to massive investigation and litigation costs, substantial fines, criminal penalties including imprisonment, and class action lawsuits seeking treble damages.  Those violations sometimes go hand in hand with other illegal business activity.  Enforcers in the U.S. and elsewhere have leniency programs that offer substantial benefits to companies that self-report violations, but generally only to the first company to self-report.  In this program Mark Jacobson, a seasoned antitrust lawyer, will use real-world examples to discuss the most common antitrust violations, how to spot them, and the industries in which they are most likely to occur.
Bio:  Mark Jacobson has more than 30 years experience representing clients in antitrust litigation, investigations and counseling, contract disputes, class action litigation, franchise, dealer and sales representative disputes, appeals, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, health industry litigation and regulation, trademark, copyright and patent infringement cases, and other business disputes. Mark represents both plaintiffs and defendants and particularly enjoys tackling complex legal issues that are intertwined with business issues. 
 
Future Meetings

November 11, 2020

Ethics & Fraud in a COVID World, ACFE Mentor/Mentee Program, and Antitrust Violations

November 11, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

ZOOM Meeting



November 11, 2020 Zoom Meeting