From WorldCom to Theranos: The Journey of a Whistleblower

From WorldCom to Theranos The Journey of a Whistleblower
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Cynthia Cooper was an internal auditor who led a team that exposed the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history. Erika Cheung was one of the key contributors to a report presented to health regulators that led to Theranos’ clinical lab shutdown. Both fa ced pressures from fraudulent cultures, and both were instrumental in putting a stop to companies whose wrongdoings affected countless people.



You Will Learn How To:

Discern the need for whistleblowers

Identify how organizations can improve their whistleblower infrastructure

Recognize the importance of regulators and their relationship with potential whistleblowers

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 1.5
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: November 2022
Delivery Method: QAS SELF-STUDY

Credit by Field of Study


Cynthia Cooper, CFE - Speaker

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Erika Cheung - Speaker

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Chris Ekimoff, CFE, CPA/CFF - Speaker

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CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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System Requirements:

  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound


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