Online Virtual Seminar

Bribery and Corruption

  • Sep 17-19, 2024 10:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
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Corruption schemes make up 48% of the reported fraud cases, with a median loss of $200,000, according to the ACFE's Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations. The often devastating effects, combined with a dramatic increase in enforcement, have made bribery and corruption a key issue for many global organizations. The extension of anti-corruption laws to vendors presents additional vulnerability to companies in the United States. How do you ensure that both your employees and the third parties that play a critical role for your organization are following the rules?

Learn to protect your organization by effectively incorporating anti-bribery and corruption compliance policies, as well as effective detection and investigation procedures, into your anti-fraud strategy. During this ACFE seminar, you will gain an understanding of common corruption schemes and anti-corruption liability, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption legislation. From recognizing red flags to managing a global investigation, you will gain the skills and knowledge to combat the threat of bribery and corruption in your organization.



You Will Learn How To:

Navigate the legal elements of bribery and corruption.

Implement policies and procedures to comply with the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act.

Identify common corruption schemes in purchasing.

Conduct corruption risk assessments.

Evaluate the effectiveness of your anti-corruption compliance program.

Conduct third-party due diligence.

Conduct anti-corruption due diligence in M&A transactions.

Respond to suspicions of corruption.

Manage investigations across international borders.

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Auditing: 16

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $655
Non-Members: $755
Early Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE USD 125!

Course Outline

Day 1

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Introduction

    In this opening session, you will assess the Fraud Triangle, review corruption scheme data from the Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations, be introduced to methods of making and concealing corrupt payments, and learn about global trends in anti-corruption enforcement and why anti-corruption enforcement is on the rise.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Legal Elements of Bribery and Corruption

    Discuss key legal issues fraud examiners may encounter in bribery and corruption cases such as legal avenues for recovery, legal actions to redress corrupt acts, federal corruption offenses in the U.S., corruption offenses in the U.K., methods to ensure the satisfaction of judgment debts, jurisdictional matters and privacy issues.

  • 2:50 – 4:10 p.m. Corruption Schemes in Purchasing

    Examine the purchasing process for most organizations and look at some specific types of schemes that occur in connection with the purchase of goods and services. Also, learn about front businesses and ways that illicit funds can be concealed through them.

Day 2

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Corruption Risk Assessments

    The objective of a corruption risk assessment is to help an organization’s leadership recognize what makes it most vulnerable to corruption. Explore corruption risk assessments, focusing on topics such as the benefits of a risk-based approach, planning to implement a risk assessment process, evaluating corruption risks in six phases, corruption risk factors, a checklist for risk assessments and methods to analyze corruption risk.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Anti-Corruption Programs

    For an anti-fraud culture to permeate an organization, employees must see fraud prevention and detection as not only a priority of those at the top, but as part of their daily responsibilities. Become prepared to answer questions from regulators, learn current best practices for implementing and maintaining an anti-corruption program, and learn about standards, tools and other forms of guidance that can help you build your anti-corruption program.

  • 1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Third-Party Due Diligence and Monitoring

    Contracting with third parties subjects organizations to risks with the potential for significant financial and reputational harm. Such risks, however, can be unique and vary depending on the third party as well as the service or process outsourced. Learn about the attributes of a third-party due diligence program, due diligence measures for monitoring third-party risks, areas that pose high risks, watchlists for third parties, third-party anti-corruption training programs and ways to manage third-party risks with contracts.

Day 3

  • 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. M&A Corruption Due Diligence

    In today’s global economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are on the rise, but such transactions raise distinctive corruption risks that should be addressed to avoid liability. Learn why companies engage in M&A transactions, the M&A process, the key participants in the M&A process, FCPA concerns in joint ventures and more.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Responding to Evidence of Corruption

    This block explores the first steps that organizations and fraud examiners should take when an allegation of fraud is brought forward. From start to finish, study ways to develop a response plan, conduct an initial assessment, build a fraud team, identify sources of information, conduct interviews, analyze information and conclude an investigation.

  • 1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Managing International Investigations

    This section provides guidance for examiners seeking to conduct an international investigation. You will discuss common challenges to conducting international investigations, examine how to conduct interviews abroad, address ways to coordinate investigations abroad, examine tools available for locating and recovering assets located abroad, tips for handling international corruption investigations and much more.


Bret Hood, CFE - Speaker


21st Century Learning & Consulting


Payment must be received by August 19, 2024 to receive early registration discount. 

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Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc., you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, the ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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