Overview of the Course:

Corruption schemes make up 35.4% of the reported fraud cases, with a median loss of $200,000, according to the 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. Those often-devastating effects, combined with a dramatic increase in the number of enforcements, 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?

You Will Learn How To:  

  • Navigate the legal elements of bribery and corruption
  • Implement policies and procedures to comply with the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other major anti-corruption initiatives
  • Identify common corruption schemes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your anti-corruption compliance program
  • Conduct third-party due diligence
  • Respond to red flags of corruption
  • Manage investigations across international borders

Thursday Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Legal Elements of Bribery and Corruption
  • The FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act and Other Anti-Corruption Measures
  • Corruption Schemes in Purchasing
  • Corruption Risk Assessments

Friday Topics: 

  • Anti-Corruption Programs
  • Third-Party Due Diligence and Monitoring
  • M & A Corruption Due Diligence
  • Responding to Evidence of Corruption
  • Managing International Investigations.

Where: Credit Union House, 631 E. Hill Street, Oklahoma City, OK

When:  November 7 and 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CPE:    16 hours of ACFE (fraud) and NASBA CPE including 2 hours or ethics

Qualifies for 16 hours of CLEET CPE.

(One day session provides 8 hours of ACFE (fraud) and NASBA CPE including 1 hour of ethics)

Early Bird Deadline: October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Cost:    Members of Oklahoma City and Northeast OK Chapters:

  • Both Days–$400 (Early Bird–$300) (Before Discount of $50)
  • One Day—-$225 (Early Bird–$175) (Before Discount of $25)

Members of ACFE (not chapter members) and IIA Members:

  • Both Days–$400 (Early Bird–$300)
  • One Day—-$225 (Early Bird–$175)

All Other Attendees

  • Both Days–$425 (Early Bird–$350)
  • One Day—-$250 (Early Bird–$200)

Registration will be from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day. Cost includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, snacks, water, and coffee.

Before you register, if you are a member of the Oklahoma City chapter, you will receive an e-mail from Cathy Minns with your discount code. If you are not a member of the Oklahoma City chapter, you may join now via the link below. When your registration is complete, Cathy Minns will send you a discount code.



Questions may be directed to Cathy Minns at (267) 252-1286 or cathysminns@4securemail.com.

Payments: All registrations must be made online. Payments made be made online, sent in the form of a check to the Savanna Sanders, Treasurers, PO Box 12237, Oklahoma City, OK 73157 (by October 20th), or by invoice. Invoice requests must be sent to Cathy S. Minns at cathysminns@4securemail.com. An invoice will be sent after the conference.

Cancellations policy:

Cancellation on or before Oct. 18th will result in a refund of your registration fee, less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations between Oct. 18th and Nov. 4th will result in a 50% refund of the registration fee. Registration fees for cancellations after November 4th will be not be refunded. In the event that a registrant is unable to attend, his or her registration can be transferred to another person. If the event is cancelled, the registration price will be refunded. Contact Cathy Minns at (267) 252-1286 for any cancellations made after October 18th.

Meet the speaker:

Jason Zirkle is the Training Director for the ACFE and has eight years’ experience in fraud and money laundering investigations. Prior to working for the ACFE, Mr. Zirkle was an intelligence analyst for sixteen years.

For eight years, Mr. Zirkle served in the United States Army. He supervised teams of intelligence analysts in the creation of thousands of intelligence products, conducted hundreds of briefings with senior Army personnel, and oversaw investigations involving security violations. He is an expert at the Army’s information security program and taught numerous courses on information and data security. He had several combat deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.

After serving in the army, Mr. Zirkle joined the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), where he was a criminal intelligence analyst for eight years. At DPS, he served as a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations. He worked alongside Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, supporting numerous criminal investigations, including complex fraud and money laundering schemes, public corruption, embezzling, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. Many of the investigations he worked ended in criminal convictions for the defendants and the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit funds.

Mr. Zirkle also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal investigations at DPS, including multiple murder investigations, human trafficking, narcotics, and missing persons. He has testified in multiple trials and grand juries. He also worked many joint-federal investigations with federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, IRS-CI, DEA, USSS, DHS, and USPS.

In 2019, Mr. Zirkle joined the ACFE to serve as its Training Director, where he teaches ACFE training courses and assists in updating ACFE training curriculum.

Jason graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Central Texas Chapter of ACAMS, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Mr. Zirkle is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, the National White-Collar Crime Center, and the Central Texas Fraud Investigators Network.