In this session you will learn some of the most common reasons financial fraud occurs, the best methods businesses and organizations can use for detecting, preventing, and investigating fraud and how best to respond to a fraud incident.
Presented by former FBI Special Agent, Michael Schulstad and former IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent, David Gannaway.
has over 28 years of professional law enforcement experience performing forensic examinations and analysis in support of a variety of white-collar crime and fraud investigations. His investigative expertise includes contract, health care, bank, business, bankruptcy, government and procurement fraud, as well as bank failure, money laundering and asset forfeiture. Michael has also investigated and supervised counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations.
Before joining J. S. Held, Michael spent 7 years with CLA and MazarsUSA in their Forensic and Litigation Support group. Prior experience includes more than 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) rising to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Newark Division. Michael supervised a variety of investigative programs including management of crisis situations involving multiple agencies while also managing million-dollar financial budgets for programs and operations. Michael was the ASAC of the Intelligence Program, where he led the Newark Division through the establishment of new FBI Foreign and Domestic Intelligence Collection requirements and, previously, ASAC of the Newark Division’s busiest Criminal Branch program.
is a former IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent with 20 years of experience analyzing complex accounting / financial / income tax / asset forfeiture / money laundering transactions across multiple business sectors including construction, healthcare, entertainment, and professional services.
Since 2007, as a Forensic / Kovel Accountant in private practice, David has assisted attorneys defend clients under investigation / indictment for alleged white-collar financial crimes. David also works with counsel in conducting internal corporate investigations by documenting / quantifying financial losses from employee embezzlements / vendor fraud schemes, and misappropriation of company assets. In civil litigations involving shareholder disputes / business divorces.
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