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World’s Largest Conference for Fraud Fighters – The 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference – Back in Person for the First Time in Three Years

Jun 09, 2022

SEC Director of Enforcement Gurbir Grewal, best-selling author Michael Lewis and others will address attendees at the 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, held in person for the first time in three years.

For the first time since 2019, the 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference - the world’s largest conference for fraud fighters - will be held in person. This year’s conference will take place June 19-24 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN, and will also be available virtually for attendees.

"It's wonderful to have the opportunity to gather and network both in person and online this year for the Global Fraud Conference,” said ACFE President and CEO Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA. “We have an exciting lineup of speakers who are leaders in our field and ready to share their expertise." This year’s conference keynote speakers include U.S. Security and Exchanges Commission Director of Enforcement Gurbir Grewal, best-selling author Michael Lewis, Wirecard whistleblower Pav Gill, director and producer Alex Gibney, and Head of Cybersecurity at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Rachel Wilson.

Gurbir Grewal was appointed as the Director of the Division of Enforcement for the SEC last June. Previously, he served as Attorney General for the state of New Jersey. Michael Lewis, who will be speaking virtually, is the best-selling author of “Moneyball,” “The Big Short” and “The Blind Side.” His latest book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,” was released last year and focuses on America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pavandeep “Pav” Gill, former senior legal counsel to German payment processor Wirecard, was a whistleblower for the company’s fraudulent accounting practices. In 2019, the Financial Times (FT) ran a series of investigative pieces exposing Wirecard and leading to its downfall. Two years later, Gill revealed he was the mystery whistleblower who provided the insider information for the series. In an interview with Fraud Magazine, Gill said, “It’s time for whistleblowing to be more accepted. Everyone is just tired of the usual small bunch who not only unjustly enrich themselves but do so at the expense of innocent victims.” The FT journalist behind the Wirecard investigative series, Dan McCrum, was a keynote speaker at the 32nd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.

Director and producer Alex Gibney’s wide range of documentary credits include “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” about Elizabeth Holmes and her medical technology company Theranos, and the 2005 documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” Gibney told Fraud Magazine he likes to humanize fraud. “I am not just interested in the evidence of fraud itself, but also in the psychology of fraud,” he said. “And I think that is different than what you would do for a daily newspaper.”

Rachel Wilson became the very first head of cybersecurity at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in 2017. Before that, she spent 15 years at the National Security Agency (NSA), including nearly five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations as the deputy and then Chief of the Remote Operations Center within NSA’s Tailored Access Operations. In this role, she led the planning and execution of thousands of cyber exploitation operations against a wide array of foreign intelligence, military and cyber targets, and served as the committing official for many of NSA’s highest risk and most important intelligence gathering activities.

These keynote speakers will join more than 100 speakers for 90+ educational sessions throughout the week. Sessions will cover topics such as the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity attack, pandemic loan fraud investigations, reducing fraud at nonprofits, fraud in the cannabis industry and much more. There will also be networking opportunities for the thousands of attendees, both in person and online.

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