Bates News,Industry News - 06-16-17

Fraud Director Geoff Winkler to Speak at 28th Annual ACFE Conference Tuesday; Visit Bates @Booth 202

Bates Group is pleased to announce that Geoff Winkler, CFE, Bates Group’s Director of Fraud and Forensic Investigations, will be speaking this Tuesday on personal liability for compliance professionals at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference in Nashville, TN, June 18th-23rd.  ACFE’s annual conference is attended by over 3000 professionals across multiple industries.  Mr. Winkler will be presenting session 10H on Tuesday afternoon, 3:35 - 4:50 p.m. Please also visit Bates Group in the exhibitor hall at booth #202.

Mr. Winkler and his team of Fraud & Forensic experts and professionals provide strategic and focused consulting as well as investigative and asset recovery services, valuation, fiduciary and other related services.  He is recognized as a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).  Before coming to Bates Group, Mr. Winkler was a business consultant and turnaround professional, often functioning as interim CFO, COO or general manager while working to either restore the company to financial and organizational health or determine and execute the best plan to close or sell the business.  He has experience working closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal and state agencies.  In 2011, he and his team were awarded the Turnaround Management Association's "Turnaround of the Year" award.

About Bates

Bates Group LLC has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their counsel for over 30 years, delivering superior quality and results on a cost-effective basis.  Bates Group’s Fraud and Forensic Investigations division and AML services team offer a valuable combination of both industry and technical expertise, providing the highest possible value to our legal and financial industry clients facing internal investigations, regulatory inquiries or complex litigation.  Through our fraud prevention and deterrence services, detection and recovery expertise, forensic accounting and fiduciary services, and AML investigation and regulatory capabilities, Bates works with firms to reduce the likelihood of fraud and limit the financial, regulatory and reputational impact of fraud that has occurred.  Bates Group supports you every step of the way.

For more information about Bates Group, including our Fraud and Forensic Investigations and AML services, please contact Bates at (503) 670-7772 or To contact Geoff Winkler directly, please email


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