The CEELI Institute Announces a Second 2016 Session of its Course on the Investigation and Prosecution of Public Corruption, November 14-18, 2016, Prague

The CEELI Institute will again offer our signature anti-corruption course in November. This five day highly interactive training provides participants with a comprehensive framework for investigating and prosecuting official corruption. The course will take place at the Institute in Prague the week of November 14-18, 2016, and is designed to walk participants through the actual investigation of a case involving official corruption.

During the course, participants will work on a hypothetical case 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 transnational red flags, and evaluate possible cases of official corruption

    Participants of the Training on Investigation and Prosecution of Official Corruption, April 25-29, 2016

  • Analyze publicly 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 how to acquire and use legally collected electronic evidence
  • Use invoices, payment ledgers, receipts, and 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 marshaling 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

The Institute continues to bring together the world’s most experienced anticorruption prosecutors, forensic accountants and practitioners as faculty to design and teach this course. Each session includes at least eight members from of our faculty roster:

Former Keynote Speakers

Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris; closely involved since 1997 in the monitoring of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials; previously Legal Officer with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Drago Kos, Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery; and Chair of the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, overseeing efforts to combat corruption in Afghanistan. Former Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). Slovenia

Goran Klemenčič, Minister of Justice, Republic of Slovenia; Member of GRECO; Former Chief of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia. Responsible for conducting public corruption investigations, including one leading to the conviction of the Prime Minister of Slovenia.

The faculty roster also include:

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, D.C.

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.

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.

David Hawkes is former German senior prosecutor specialized in complex international anti-corruption and white collar crime investigation and litigation. He presently heads the Special Litigation Unit in the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) in Washington, D.C.

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.

Pamela Parizek is an Advisory Partner at KPMG LLP and leads the Washington, DC Forensic practice. She has over 25 years of experience – as a lawyer, regulator and forensic accountant – investigating securities fraud, accounting irregularities and bribery allegations, and advising US and global clients on regulatory compliance.

To find out more about the training please see detailed information in attached brochure:

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To reserve a place or for more information, please email or call +420 606617643
2,300 USD – Full course and materials with lodging. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.
1,800 USD – Full course and materials without lodging. Lunch and refreshments included.