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This Week: Bates Leaders and Experts to Speak at ACFE Global Fraud Conference

This Week: Bates Leaders and Experts to Speak at ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Connect with Bates Group at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, June 17-22, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The ACFE annual conference is attended by over 3,000 professionals across multiple industries. Bates Director Alex Russell, CFE, CFA, will be presenting the Data Analytics and Anti-Fraud panel “Errors, Biases and Algorithms: How to Interpret Automated Results,” while Financial Crimes Director Geoff WInkler, CFE, will moderate the Emerging Issues Panel "How to Detect and Prevent Fraud in Loyalty Programs." Fraud Expert Jacqueline Bloink, CFE, RHIA, will also be speaking on the Best Practices panel “Forensic Medical Coding and Billing for the CFE.”

Alex Russell, CFE, CFA

Alex Russell is Bates Group’s Director of Institutional and Complex Litigation. He is responsible for managing cases related to institutional disputes involving trust or banking entities; cases related to investment banking, sales and trading; and cases involving high net worth individuals. He also manages matters involving the assessment of economic damages. He provides quantitative witness testimony in the securities litigation practice area, and substantive testimony related to valuation practices and mathematical modeling in the field of finance. Mr. Russell is the co-leader of Bates Group’s Big Data practice and is an adjunct professor of finance at both Linfield College and in the Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

Geoff Winkler, CFE

Geoff Winkler is Director of Bates Group's Financial Crimes practice, leading a team of legal and financial industry professionals who specialize in managing complex investigations, forensic accounting, fiduciary and insolvency services, and securities litigation support. Geoff has lectured extensively on the topics of fraud, anti-money laundering, business law, and business ethics and has published dozens of articles on topics ranging from elder care abuse to SEC reforms, and managing expert witnesses to analyzing new DOL rules. Before coming to Bates, Geoff was a business consultant and turnaround professional, and he is recognized as a Certified Fraud Examiner by ACFE. He earned his BA (Politics), MBA and JD from Willamette University in Oregon, and is an Adjunct Professor of business law, business ethics, and American government for Chemeketa College.

Jacqueline Nash Bloink, CFE, RHIA

Bates Expert and Consultant Jacqueline Nash Bloink has worked in the health care industry since the mid-1990s in such roles as practice administrator, coding manager, auditor, instructor/instructional designer and director of compliance. Her passion is health care compliance and fighting health care fraud. Ms. Bloink is a published author and national speaker on the topic of health care compliance and health care fraud. She is currently an adjunct Professor for the University of Arizona and a consultant who specializes in assisting businesses, organizations and legal teams with various projects that involve provider education, health care coding, compliance or fraud.


Geoff Winkler will also be available on site to answer your questions about Bates Group's Financial Crimes services, including:

  • Investigation Services and Support
  • White Collar Crime Consulting and Testifying Experts
  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigations
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Asset Tracing

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