PwC unveils new video series on the current state of fraud and corruption

Industry professionals address whistle blowing practices and the impact of Dodd-Frank

 

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012PwC US today released two video discussions in its new series, The Front Line of Fraud and Corruption, available on PwC.com.  Both video discussions, “When the Whistle Blows” and “The New Paradigm of Dodd-Frank,” feature industry professionals -- including PwC partner Kristin Rivera -- with deep insight into the latest fraud and corruption trends, strategies and behaviors.

“Today, employees of U.S. publicly-traded companies have a direct line to the SEC and may report practices they are uncomfortable with - whether inside the U.S. or abroad,” said Kristin Rivera, partner, PwC.  “With more rigorous U.S. ethics and compliance expectations in place, the dress rehearsal is over.  Corporate America should take a fresh look at their structures and processes built for capturing complaints, and to ensure that allegations are being triaged and responded to appropriately.”

PwC's Rivera and Susan Muck, a securities litigation partner at Fenwick & West, are featured in the video, “When the Whistle Blows,” a candid discussion about appropriate approaches to working with the SEC in the event of a whistle blowing investigation and key procedures for enlisting outside council.

Rivera also appears with Robb Adkins, partner at Winston and Strawn and former head of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at the Department of Justice, in “The New Paradigm of Dodd-Frank.”  In this video, Rivera and Adkins address what defines good corporate citizenship following the enactment of Dodd–Frank and the Consumer Protection Act.

To view The Front Line of Fraud and Corruption video series, visit http://www.pwc.com/us/frontline or PwC’s Fraud Forum website, an online resource through which members can share knowledge and participate in research to help prevent, detect and investigate fraud in all its many forms.

About PwC’s Forensic Services

PwC's global Forensic Services team of experienced professionals is dedicated to meeting the challenges caused by fraud allegations, financial crimes and other irregularities. Our portfolio of services includes: Financial Crime Examinations, Forensic Technology Solutions, Regulatory Compliance Reviews, Fraud Risk Management and Fraud Prevention, Dispute Analysis and Litigation Support.  The Forensic Services team also manages the PwC Fraud Forum, an exclusive community where members can gain knowledge, participate in events and share important insights on preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, corruption and economic crime. See www.pwc.com/us/forensics and http://usfraudforum.pwc.com for more information.

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