The course will take place at the Institute in Prague the week of May 11-15, 2015, and is designed to walk participants through the actual investigation of a case involving official corruption.
While the course capacity is currently filled for these dates, the CEELI Institute is accepting applications for its autumn course.
Particpants will work in small groups, to develop their own investigation strategy, learning to use time tested investigative tools and to develop practical skills along the way. Over the course of five days, students will:
- Learn to identify transactional red flags, and evaluate possible cases of official corruption
- Analyze publically available information to detect signs of corruption
- Develop an Investigative Plan and take the first steps in pursuing their proactive investigation
- Consider what documents to access—and how to get them
- Discuss how to utilize law enforcement tools to access financial records
- Consider the how to acquire and use legally collected electronic evidence
- Use Invoices, payment ledgers, receipts and support, travel records to support the investigation
- Undertake Forensic Analysis of relevant financial evidence necessary to “follow the money”
- Learn techniques for effectively conducting interviews of potential witnesses and targets
- Develop a “theory of the case” in order to assure that the evidence collected sufficiently supports the charges to be brought by the prosecutors
- Prepare to present the case for trial, by marshalling necessary evidence and by considering possible defenses and challenges that will be faced at trial
- Consider alternative mechanisms for resolving corruption cases
- Consider non-investigative measures to prevent and expose official corruption
Orignally launched in March 2013, the Institute continues to bringing together the world’s most experienced anti-corruption prosecutors, forensic accountants and practitioners as faculty to design and teach this course. This year’s faculty line up already includes:
Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, and former Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)
- Jean-Michel Ferat, Managing Director at the Claro Group, Washington, D.C. Mr. Ferat is an expert in forensic accounting, the conduct of forensic investigations and in the analysis of complex data sets. He is a former investigator for the UN Oil-for-Food Programme
- Goran Klemenčič, Minister of Justice of Slovenia. As the former Chief Commissioner of the Slovenian Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, he was responsible for leading the investigation ultimately leading to the conviction of Slovenia’s Prime Minister on corruption charges in 2014.
- Andrew Levchuk handles complex criminal litigation for the firm of Bulkey, Richardson and Gelinas in Boston. He is a former career federal prosecutor for the US Department of Justice with significant experience in investigation and prosecution of corruption cases.
- Mark F. Mendelsohn, Chief FCPA enforcement official, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice from 2005-2010; responsible for more than 130 anti-corruption prosecutions, including the largest financial penalties ever imposed under the FCPA; delegate, OECD Working Group on Bribery. Partner, Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Washington, DC.
- Homer E. Moyer is recognized as a leader of America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) bar. He has served as counsel in dozens of investigations, chaired more than 35 international anti-corruption conferences, and serves as editor of Anti-Corruption Regulation. He is a partner at Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC
- Susan Ringler is Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Alcoa, in New York. Former federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, who also served as General Counsel for UN Oil-for-Food Investigation, and as a corruption investigator at the World Bank. Ms. Ringler also previsously served as the Deputy Director of CEELI Criminal Law Program managing programs across the the former Soviet Republics.
- Bill Waite, Co-founder of Risk Advisory, London, a global risk management consultancy. Mr. Waite previously worked in UK’s Serious Fraud Office as a prosecuting counsel before moving into the private investigation and fraud advisory sector. He is a sought-after commentator on anti-corruption legislation and enforcement in the United Kingdom and abroad.
To reserve a place or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +420 222 520 057
2,000 USD – Full course and materials with lodging. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.
1,500 USD – Full course and materials without lodging. Lunch and refreshments included.
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