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Investigating Conflicts of Interest
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Investigating Conflicts of Interest

5 hrs. CLE

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: CNO Financial Group Corporate Campus - Conference Facility
535 College Dr.
Carmel, Indiana  46032
United States
Contact: Sherry Allan

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Sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Indiana Chapter

& the Indiana State Bar Association



5 hours CLE




7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:00 - 9:00 am

Introduction and Legal Elements of Conflicts of Interest (60 min.)


Conflict of interest cases are among the most difficult white-collar offenses to investigate; they often occur at the upper levels of an organization and involve several characteristics that present unique challenges to a fraud examiner. This session introduces the elements of conflicts of interest, examines why they occur and discusses the legal elements involved in investigating such schemes.


9:10 - 10:30 am

Typical Conflict of Interest Situations (80 min.)


The specific conflict scenarios described in this session all have common elements, and illustrate the general moral and legal maxim that a person cannot serve “two masters.” The scenarios presented are variations of the rule that a fiduciary, agent or employee must act in good faith, with full disclosure, in the best interest of the principal. You will also learn how to detect conflicts of interest and what red flags to look for.


10:40 - 12:00 pm

Investigation Methodology (80 min.)


This session will cover the methodology and approach that can be used in investigating conflicts of interest cases. You will discuss how to plan for the investigation, who should be on the investigation team, specific interviewing tips and techniques for conflicts of interest investigations and other considerations to keep in mind while working a conflict of interest case.


12:10 - 1:30 pm

Working Lunch – Document Collection, Organization, and Analysis (80 min.)


Internal company records, public records, and non-public external documents are almost always important in a conflict of interest case. Once the relevant data and documents have been obtained, the investigation team must analyze the content before moving forward with the investigation. In this session, you will learn about different sources of information, as well as techniques and best practices for collecting, organizing, and analyzing the evidence you gather.


Pricing Information


$150 - ISBA Member

$225 - Non-ISBA Member


Cancellation Policy


A $25 service fee will be applied to cancellations received on or before 5/5/16. No refunds on cancellations received after 5/5/16. If you send someone else in your place, please provide ISBA with that person’s name.




Hugo A. Holland, Jr., JD, CFE worked his way through college and law school as a deputy sheriff in Baton Rouge, earning a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in 1985 and a J.D. in 1988 from Louisiana State University. Upon being admitted to the Louisiana Bar, Holland was commissioned an Assistant District Attorney in Louisiana’s 35th Judicial District. Two years later he moved to Shreveport where he became an Assistant District Attorney in 1991.


During the course of his prosecutorial career, Holland has handled over a hundred jury trials, hundreds of grand jury investigations, and conducted or supervised thousands of felony investigations. He is currently a special Assistant District Attorney in several jurisdictions in Louisiana, handling high profile public corruption and other criminal cases around the state, one of which was recently highlighted by CBS News 48 Hours.


Holland currently teaches advanced criminal courses, including advanced investigative techniques, at numerous police academies throughout Louisiana, and regularly instructs prosecutors on various topics in almost a dozen states and at the National College of District Attorneys. He also teaches for the Louisiana Judicial College, the training arm for Louisiana judges, and for the Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor.


Holland is a past-President of the Assistant District Attorneys section of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization for nearly a decade. On behalf of Louisiana’s District Attorneys he is very active in the legislature, drafting and successfully guiding numerous pieces of legislation through the process, testifying numerous times before various legislative committees.


He is a member of the bars of Louisiana, Texas, numerous federal courts, the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association, and various local and regional organizations relating to law enforcement, including the Louisiana Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for which he is the legal advisor.


Among other outside activities, Holland is a licensed pilot and a Major in the United States Civil Air Patrol. He is also a reserve police officer in Bossier City, Louisiana where he rides a regular patrol shift on a weekly basis.

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