Meetings/Upcoming Events

March 30

SF Chapter of the ACFE Spring Conference 2018

Register here.

Friday, March 30, 2018

EY San Francisco Office


560 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

14th Floor Training Centre



8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION: Leading Practices in Anti-bribery/ Anti-corruption


8:30-9:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks & Determining an Ethical Baseline

Presenter:       Steve Morang, SF Chapter President


9:15-10:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Evaluating your Anti-corruption Compliance Programs

Moderation:     Desi Ivanova, Senior Manager, EY

Panelists:        Brian Tomkiel, Counsel and Director of Compliance, The Gap

Ehren Halse, Partner, King & Spalding


10:00- 10:15 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break


10:15-11:00 a.m.: Panel: Leading Practices in FCPA Investigations

Moderation:  Piyush Vasani, Senior Manager, EY

Panelists:     James Hackett, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Cisco

Jane Klinger, Counsel, Baker McKenzie



11:00-11:45 a.m.   Auditing Third Parties for Fraud and Corruption

Presenter:      Natasha Williams, CFE, Bio-Rad Inc.

11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch break



12:30-1:30 p.m.

Special Guest Keynote Speaker: Jerome Mayne, Convicted Fraudster

1:30-2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts!

Moderation: Miles Ripley, Principal, EY

Panelists:     Christine Wong, Head of International Compliance, Fujitsu

                    Jerry Ling, Partner, Jones Day

Arpit Bothra, Senior Manager, EY

AFTERNOON SESSION: Fraud Investigative Training Workshop


2:15- 3:00 p.m.   Using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Investigations

Presenter:     Cynthia Navarro CFE


3:00-3:15 p.m. Afternoon break / Book Signing


3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Handwriting Analysis & Fraud: Beyond Document Examination

Presenter:     Linda Larson


4:00-4:45 p.m. Fireside Chat – Conducting Criminal Fraud Investigations

Moderation: Steve Morang, SF Chapter President

Participants: Conrad Del Rosario, Asst. District Attorney, San Francisco

Bassem Banafa CFE, Forensic Accountant SF DA Office


4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks





SF ACFE November Meeting 2017

We are pleased to announce that the San Francisco Chapter of the ACFE will hold our next meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 11:30am-1:30 pm. Our meeting will be a combination of Chapter meeting and a special lunch n’ learn presentation with Stephanie Douglas of Guidepost Solutions on  “Insider Threats”. (2 CPE’s will be awarded). A box lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.


I would also like to give a special thanks to Golden Gate Universityfor stepping up as our main sponsor for this event.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.


Special Presentation Topic: The Insider Threat


Managing risk in today’s business environments requires a good understanding of the threats which exist outside our organizations but also those that exist within. The Insider Threat is composed of both intentional and non-intentional actors and accounts for approximately 40% of the data breaches and almost 80% of the thefts of intellectual property which occur within our organizations. Understanding your organization’s risk and having some common sense tools to mitigate it, is the first step to developing a successful Insider Threat strategy.


Speaker: Ms. Stephanie Douglas


As a Senior Managing Director in the San Francisco office of Guidepost Solutions, Stephanie Douglas, focuses on sensitive internal and white collar crime investigations, corporate security programs, intellectual property (IP) protection and investigations, and proactively educating executives about insider threats. She has extensive experience in the management of criminal and national security investigations, domestic and global security operations and policy development and strategy. Ms. Douglas brings expertise in organizational change management, strategic planning, technology implementation, crisis management, physical security, and emergency planning to her role.
Ms. Douglas has a distinguished career in both private and public sectors. She retired as a Senior Executive from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2013 and was recruited by Pacific Gas & Electric. Serving as its Senior Director of Corporate Security, Ms. Douglas oversaw risk mitigation and issue response.In her 23 years at the FBI, Ms. Douglas served in a variety of influential roles. In her last role with the FBI, she served as Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch. There she directed all of the FBI’s work related to domestic and international counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction and intelligence matters, which included oversight of the Terrorist Screening Center. In this position, she reported to both the FBI Director and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Ms. Douglas represented the FBI in discussions of national security policy along with other US Intelligence Community partners. As part of her management responsibilities, she also oversaw both funding and personnel resources for the national security mission of the FBI and served as the Bureau’s Chief Intelligence Officer.Prior to the above position, Ms. Douglas served as the Special Agent in Charge for the FBI’s San Francisco Division for over three years. In this position, she led all investigative and administrative operations of the division including those focused on white collar crime violations.



Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Sixth Floor, Rooms 5202-5210.


Please bring both your meeting registration and if needed, cash or check for your meeting/membership dues. We will provide you with a receipt at the event.




Free of Charge for ACFE SF Chapters Members.  The cost to non-members is $25 and will be collected at the time of registration through Eventbrite.

SF ACFE Tech Sector Fraud Summit 2017


Event Overview:

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Tech Fraud Summit 2017.This day long training will be packed with presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches from the top players in the Technology Sector / Online Anti-Fraud community, as well as government regulators and enforcement agencies. Additionally, it will feature presentations and demos of emerging fraud fighting technologies used by the largest names in technology such as Yelp, Google, StubHub, Uber, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Dropbox, DocuSign, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Airbnb, Eventbrite, Lyft, Pinterest, Salesforce and many more! 

Purchase tickets here.

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The event location is a 5 minute walk from Embarcadero Bart or the CalTrain SF station. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those living and/or working outside of SF to attend this exclusive event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ernst & Young (EY) for their sponsorship of this event!

List of tentative Speakers – Please visit our website for speaker bios and additional information.

Please find the preliminary agenda below:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


September 15, 2017   CONFERENCE

Tech Fraud Summit

Golden Gate University (GGU)

536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Preliminary AGENDA

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION:  Fraud in the Technology Sector – yesterday, today and tomorrow

8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcome and Conference Overview

Presenter: Steve Morang, SF Chapter President

8:45-9:30 a.m.:  Technology Fraud Risk Overview and Emerging Trends

Moderation: EY

Panellists: EY, Uber, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, StubHub, ebay

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Tech Sector Internal Audit CAE Panel Discussion – How IA engages in the anti-fraud process

Moderation: EY

Panellists: Yelp, Dropbox, DocuSign, Apple, LinkedIn

10:15- 10:30 a.m.  Morning Refreshment Break

10:30-11:15 a.m.   Fraud Risk Assessments in the Technology Space

Presenter: George Totev, Atlassian Inc.

11:15-12:00 p.m. Synthetic Identity Fraud in the Tech Sector

Presenter: Kimberly White, LexisNexis

12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch break

Special Guest Keynote Speaker: TBA

AFTERNOON SESSION: Tech Sector Fraud Operations and Practical Applications

1:30-2:15 p.m. Building the Perfect Investigations Team to Find, Eliminate and Remediate Misconduct

Presenter: Lisa Chafin, Google

2:15-3:30 p.m. Data Science Tools to Find Relationships and Red Flags in Unstructured Data

Presenter: Paul Starrett, Starrett Consulting

3:30-3:45 p.m.  Afternoon break

3:45-4:50 p.m. The Invisible Fraudster: Why Cybersecurity Professionals Need Fraud Examiners

Presenter: Charly Shugg, Sylint

4:50-5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by Steve Morang

Purchase tickets here.


2017 SF ACFE May Meeting & Job Fair


We are pleased to announce that the San Francisco Chapter of the ACFE will hold our next meeting on May 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Our meeting will be a combination of a micro-job fair with various organizations from the Greater SF Bay Area, and a special presentation with an outside expert in the field of recruitment and career development and professional networking. (2 CPE’s will be awarded) This will then be followed by a social time with refreshments.

I would also like to give a special thanks to Golden Gate University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for stepping up as our main sponsors for this event.

Special Presentation Topic: “How to improve the communication challenges hiring manages and internal recruiting teams have in the recruitment of professional talent”

How to open up the pipeline for prospective candidates to meet and talk with hiring manages, not just the recruiters. What are the responsibilities of each; the hiring managers, the candidates and the internal recruiting teams?

Managing expectations:

  • The challenges candidates have finding and speaking to hiring manages.
  • The challenges internal recruiting teams have filling current roles.
  • The challenges hiring manages have with candidates and recruiting teams.
  • Then discuss how candidates can find and open communications with hiring manages.


BRUCE POTTERTON is a co-founder of The Fletching Group, a talent identification consultancy that supports the needs of hiring managers of small to mid-size firms. He has over 25 years of executive experience managing multi-functional teams that combine strategy, sales, product and marketing. He has built and led effective teams, including recruiting employees, consultants, agencies and/or independent freelancers, for startup, turn around and high growth high technology organizations. Potterton has significant experience generating and servicing emerging to Fortune 500 clientele in a wide range of industries including, retail, financial services, bio tech, hardware and software. Potterton earned a B.A. in design from the University of Minnesota.


Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Sixth Floor, Rooms 6208-6209.

Please bring both your meeting registration and if needed, cash or check for your meeting/membership dues. We will provide you with a receipt at the event.


Free of Charge for ACFE SF Chapters Members.  The cost to non-members is $25 and will be collected at the time of registration through Eventbrite.



Go to!

The SFACFE would like to announce the annual ACFE Fraud Conference, which will be held in Nashville Tennessee from the 23rd to the 28th of June. If you wish to attend, registration for the event can be found here.

Hope to see members of the SFACFE there!



Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century

Special Dinner Event

Tuesday May 2nd 2017

5:00PM – 8:00PM

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel – 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara CA, 95054

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