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Webinar: From Investigations to Transaction Monitoring

From Investigations to Transaction Monitoring: the rationale for moving analytics forward in time

Traditional investigative, auditing, and monitoring processes often select transactions for review months or years after a transaction has taken place, failing to meet the expectations of enforcement agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, to detect and remediate wrongdoing immediately and before issues become systemic. Traditional investigative, auditing, and monitoring efforts are also often manual and control-focused and tend to generate too many items to review. Furthermore, as a general matter, investigations are time-consuming and costly, and it is almost always wiser to identify and mitigate risky transactions before they become problems. Although transaction monitoring can empower companies to risk score organizational transactions for multiple risks and pivot from a sample-based approach to real-time continuous monitoring, it is often difficult to know just how to get started.

In this webinar, we will cover how to get started, including educating stakeholders and making the business case for implementing a continuous monitoring tool, as well as best practices in evaluation and implementation.



The Expert Panelists:

Webinar Headshot - Jennifer Saperstein


Webinar Headshot - Pete Viksnins


Webinar Headshot - Mihnea Rotariu


Jennifer Saperstein
Partner | Covington & Burling

Pete Viksnins
Senior Advisor | TrustStorm Solutions

Mihnea Rotariu
Risk & Compliance Analytics Director | Lextegrity

Jennifer H. Saperstein, co-chair of the Anti-Corruption Practice Group, advises clients on compliance and institutional culture issues, including compliance questions arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other anti-corruption laws. An experienced compliance counselor named a Compliance Rising Star by Law360, Jennifer frequently conducts risk assessments and compliance program assessments, and has developed anti-corruption compliance programs for clients across a wide range of industries. She also leads cross-cutting compliance projects to help companies build and improve their compliance programs across areas of regulatory expertise, bringing together teams of regulatory experts to provide integrated advice. As part of her compliance practice, Jennifer regularly assists companies with anti-corruption due diligence and compliance integration in connection with acquisitions, asset purchases, joint ventures, and other investment transactions.

Pete is an internationally recognized anti-corruption specialist, an experienced international forensic accounting investigator, and an investigative practice leader. Most recently, Pete served as an Associate Managing Director in the anti-bribery/corruption (“ABC”) and Fraud group at Exiger. While at Exiger, Pete won and led a variety of engagements throughout the pandemic period, including litigation-related investigative research, corruption risk assessments/remediation, and fraud/corruption investigations for global clients. Pete also started the Thought Leadership Forum at Exiger, working closely with the Sales & Marketing team. Prior to joining Exiger full-time in January 2020, Pete was a contractor supporting Exiger’s contracts with the US Department of Justice FCPA and Securities Fraud Units. Before joining Exiger, he led the PwC Malaysia Investigations practice, which grew significantly in both headcount and revenue during his three-year secondment period, and was PwC’s Southeast Asia regional lead for Anti-Bribery & Corruption.

Mihnea’s expertise spans multiple industries, including life sciences, technology, hospitality, and industrial products. Mihnea’s key experience includes a wide variety of anti-bribery-related assignments, ranging from compliance monitorships, audits, investigations, and risk assessments through full-scope design and enhancement projects where clients have needed support at every stage across the program upgrade. Mihnea has also assisted Counsel in enforcement matters brought by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. He also worked on executing a multi-billion dollar class action settlement, one of the largest of its kind in US history.  Mihnea is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He holds a Bachelor’s in International Business from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania.

About Lextegrity

Lextegrity provides innovative enterprise data analytics and automation technology for compliance and audit professionals at leading global companies. This first-of-its-kind software is created by former in-house compliance and audit professionals who have operationalized compliance and audit programs globally. Organizations use our software suite to prevent and detect risks related to fraud, corruption, sanctions, kickbacks, and conflicts of interest. Our software unifies compliance systems and manages risk across the spend lifecycle for an end-to-end view in real-time. Lextegrity’s software has been before regulators globally on several occasions and was even cited by the SEC as a remediation factor in a client’s FCPA resolution. It has been chosen by several companies after the appointment of compliance monitors or after the start of an investigation and has been a factor in resolving those matters, including helping to secure a DOJ declination.

About Covington & Burling

From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, Covington lawyers represent some of the world’s most sophisticated clients in cutting-edge technology, white collar defense, litigation, transactional, public policy and government affairs, international and life sciences matters. Our firm culture enables our lawyers to carve out their own niches and develop expertise in emerging industries and new areas of the law. And we do so in a manner that embraces the finest traditions of the legal profession, including an unparalleled commitment to public service. As one of the world’s leading law firms, Covington has long enjoyed a reputation for representing significant clients in complex legal matters, and serving the public interest, according to the very highest professional standards.

About TrustStorm Solutions

TrustStorm was founded by George “Ren” McEachern to provide high-impact investigative and litigation support, forensic accounting, and expert services to our clients. Ren’s vision was based on his years of service as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent specializing in international corruption as well as his success in the private sector supporting both the public and commercial sectors with complex financial crime investigations and mitigating associated risks. The TrustStorm approach is grounded in decades of seasoned investigative experience to establish critical trust with our clients. The TrustStorm methodology combines a proven managed investigative solution with world-class financial crime experts leveraging extensive and unique experience. TrustStorm’s portfolio of solutions has been defined by recruiting top talent to provide highly specialized services to our public and commercial clients. Our multi-disciplinary team of former FBI Special Agents, former Law Enforcement Executives, Forensic Accountants, and private sector experts are able to quickly provide actionable intelligence to the US government, law firms, and corporate clients.