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Raiders of the Lost Data: Modern Techniques and Technologies for Fraud Investigations

April 26, 2017
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Some things rarely, if ever, change.  People attempting to commit fraud in the 21st Century have much the same motivations as their ancestors.  While the motivations have remained the same, the tools that are used - and the ways to hide their use - are constantly evolving.  Investigations have always been focused on finding needles in haystacks.  With the ever-accelerating pace of technological, international, business, and regulatory changes the haystacks are multiplying faster than our ability to search them, and our ability to frame the definition of a needle is getting less and less precise.

 It takes a combination of investigative and technological expertise to overcome these challenges.  In this session, professionals from FTI Consulting will use several real world cases to illustrate some of the techniques and technologies that can be used to help examiners:

  1. Find facts and key players in an investigation
  2. Identify unexpected sources of rich information
  3. Ignore the vast majority of data which is not relevant
  4. Prepare for consequential interviews
  5. Understand significant trends in business and information systems that are or will be impacting investigations



Jason Ray

Jason Ray is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology Practice and is based in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. Mr. Ray has over 32 years of experience in litigation support, technology services, and software development. At FTI, Mr. Ray is a leader in the ESI lifecycle and technology consulting practice on the West Coast, and has worked closely with FTI’s global investigation leader, the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment, on multiple US and international investigations. Prior to joining FTI he was the Vice President of Operations and Software Development at Fios.

Mr. Ray completed a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program through the University of Redlands, and was unanimously elected to the Whitehead Leadership Society. Prior to that Mr. Ray had been engaged in an aerospace engineering and physics curriculum at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Community College.


Katya Hirose

Katya Hirose is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Los Angeles. Ms. Hirose joined FTI Consulting in 2013 and is a member of the Global Risk and Investigations Practice. She carries out and manages complex investigative, business intelligence and risk mitigation consulting assignments undertaken by FTI Consulting globally and domestically.

Ms. Hirose recently obtained the new advanced anti-money laundering specialist certification (CAMS-Audit), is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), and a certified fraud examiner (CFE). She is also trained in the Advanced Course of the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation. She is a native Russian speaker, intermediate in Japanese and has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of Houston. 


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$60.00 Earlybird rate before April 15

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
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$70.00 Full-time Student Ticket
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