Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Keynote at 2019 ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit

One of the most important objectives of any fraud examination is to find the truth. As simple as this may sound, there are a million different obstacles that can prevent fraud examiners from achieving this goal. “One's understanding of the truth — whether that's the correctness of a fact or the guilt of a person — should never be unalterable,” says Preet Bharara in his New York Times best-seller Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. “Think of a strongly held, defensible point of view as a block of ice, fixed and solid. When such views are well-founded, holding fast to them is commendable. But if new facts come to light — or new revelations materialize — then that block of ice should crack, melt, and even evaporate.”

Bharara will speak to anti-fraud executives at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit, to be held on October 17 in New York, New York.

Bharara is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, nominated to the position on May 15, 2009 by President Barack Obama. Bharara’s nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and he was sworn in on August 13. During his tenure, Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times. His office’s case against SAC Capital, for example, resulted in the largest fine ever paid in the history of insider trading prosecution and reportedly served as an inspiration for the television series “Billions,” currently airing on Showtime.

As U.S. Attorney, Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the U.S. in the Southern District of New York. He supervised an office of more than 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled a high volume of cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.

On March 19, 2019, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law was published by Knopf and debuted at #4 on The New York Times best-seller list.

At the 2019 ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit, attendees will hear Bharara speak along with experts from companies including Nike, Adobe, Volkswagen, ADP and more. Concurrent sessions will include discussions about internal fraud investigations, cybersecurity, fraud risk assessment and more. This leadership event will bring together some of the brightest, most innovative game-changers in the anti-fraud profession.