SPRING COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED: The CEELI Institute´s Spring Course on Investigating and Prosecuting Public Corruption – April 24-28, 2017 – Prague

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AC picThe CEELI Institute is delighted to announce a spring session of our signature anti-corruption course on the investigation and prosecution of public corruption cases. This five-day, highly interactive training provides participants with a comprehensive framework for initiating and pursuing official corruption cases. The course will take place at the Villa Grebovka in Prague the week of April 24-28, 2017, and is designed to walk participants through the investigation of a case involving official corruption. Participants will work in small groups with a hypothetical case to develop their own investigation strategy, learning to use time-tested investigative tools and develop practical skills along the way. Participant efforts are augmented by expert guidance and instruction.

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 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
• Prepare and present a summary of their investigation, supported by the necessary evidence and considering possible defenses and challenges that would be faced at trial
• Consider non-investigative measures to prevent and expose official corruption

The Institute continues to bring together the world’s most experienced anti-corruption prosecutors, forensic accountants, and practitioners as faculty to design and teach this course.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To reserve a place or for more information, please email Barbora Jungova at bjungova@ceeli-inst.org or call +420 606 617 643

2,450 USD – Full course and materials with lodging. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments included.
1,900 USD – Full course and materials without lodging. Lunch and refreshments included.

Anti-Corruption Programs at the Institute: Fall Course Wrap-up

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vol_5325From November 14th-18th, 2016 the CEELI Institute organized its sixth round of training on “Investigating and Prosecuting Official Corruption.” The interactive five-day program brought together an extraordinary faculty line-up consisting of some of the world’s most experienced anti-corruption prosecutors, forensic accountants, and practitioners including Andrew Levchuk, former DoJ officer and current counsel to Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP, Jagvinder Brar and Michael Peer, forensic accountants with KPMG, and John Griffith, Associate General Counsel in the Office of Global Compliance at Weatherford. Together they provided participants with a comprehensive framework for investigating and prosecuting official corruption.

The program was attended by 32 prosecutors, investigators, and judges from six countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine – as well as a number of observers including representatives from US embassies across Eastern Europe and the Balkan region. The program uses carefully designed, case-based interactive curricula reliant on practical case scenarios as learning tools, demanding participants to take an active role throughout the workshop. As one of the participants noted, “This was a great program. It allowed us to compare tools and methods against corruption in different countries and allowed to get practical skills for the investigation of such cases.”

Participants worked in small groups to develop their own investigation strategy, learning to use time-tested investigative tools along the way, and ultimately making a recommendation to the larger conference on whether this was a case they would pursue to prosecution or not. With each session, participants were presented with additional facts and legal obstacles to confront and overcome as the fact patterns became more complicated. The course is designed to develop and improve practical skills as the participants pursue the investigation, augmented by expert guidance and instruction. The case scenario is supported by relevant faculty presentations on key topics. Our highly experienced faculty provided mentoring to the small groups, as well as one-on-one mentoring throughout the program.

Tunisia: Workshop on Corruption in Tax Administration 

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2016-11-03-at-12-05-25The CEELI Institute has returned to Tunisia on November 2-3 to organize another workshop in cooperation with the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Agency (INLUCC), this time focused on detecting and investigating corruption in the tax area. Close to forty participants from the INLUCC and a range of other government bodies, including government auditors, tax departments, accountants, lawyers and judges met to discuss the issue in Tunis.

The session was led by veteran Canadian prosecutor John Pearson, together with Tunisian magistrate Mohamed Ayadi.

CEELI takes on “Sextortion”

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The CEELI Institute has partnered with the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) to deliver a two-day interactive session focused on gender aspects of corruption and, in particular, on “sextortion” – requesting sexual favors as a form of abuse of power and corruption. While typically unreported and not as visible and media-attractive as large-scale financial corruption, sexually motivated abuse of power brings just as serious damage to people’s lives and dignity.

The workshop, led by experienced trainers Nancy Hendry, Judge Mary Davis, and Tunisian Judge Mariem Sassi, was organized for the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC).

Thirty participants, including judges, INLUCC investigators, journalists, and civil society representatives took part in the session, organized on October 4-5 in Tunis.

INLUCC President Chawki Tabib delivered opening remarks, outlining the importance of women participating in the fight against corruption – from reporting sextortion to overcoming the existing constraints to come forward as whistleblowers.

November 2016 Anticorruption Training Open for Registrations

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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 ouVilla main entrance-2r 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

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

    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 BNicola Bonucci (director-THINK's conflicted copy 2015-08-31)onucci, 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 kosDrago 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

csm_Goran_Klemencic_8e13250fbfGoran 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:

Moyer_Original (director-THINK's conflicted copy 2015-08-31)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 ringlerSusan 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.

Andy Levchuk (director-THINK's conflicted copy 2015-08-31)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 Mendelsohn (director-THINK's conflicted copy 2015-08-31)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 hawkesDavid 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 lowres (director-THINK's conflicted copy 2015-08-31)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 bjungova@ceeli-inst.org 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.