New York, NY, December 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert Huff, Director in Navigant’s Global Investigations & Compliance practice, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Third Party Relationships: Risk Management and Contract Compliance.” This event is scheduled for April 11, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Robert Huff
Robert Huff is a Director in Navigant’s Global Investigations & Compliance practice. Bob has over 20 years of experience in the fields of business intelligence and investigations, assisting both public and private sector clients worldwide. He has managed and led investigative due diligence, strategic intelligence and complex fraud investigations for corporations, law firms, private equity firms, investment banks, hedge funds, and non-profits worldwide. Bob also performs third party anti-corruption due diligence and investigations, as well as internal controls assessments.
Bob assists clients in developing sophisticated business intelligence regarding matters involving merger & acquisition targets, joint-venture partners, litigation subjects, vendors, key hires and competitor activity. He also assists clients in connection with suspected fraud activity, including intellectual property theft, embezzlement, harassment and whistle-blower initiated matters. Bob has led numerous litigation support engagements, including asset investigations and vetting of expert witnesses.
Bob is a frequent speaker on business intelligence and investigations, and has testified at trial as well as before Grand Juries.
Earlier in his career, Bob held practice leadership roles at several global accounting and investigation consulting firms. Bob is a former FBI Agent, where he led high profile criminal investigations, including complex financial fraud cases and one of the first Internet auction fraud cases. As a member of the FBI's UNABOM Task Force, Bob participated in the investigation and ultimate arrest of Theodore Kaczynski. Bob began his career as a practicing civil litigation attorney.
Navigant (www.navigant.com) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs.
In an effort to survive in a globally competitive environment, many companies are now increasingly utilizing third-party business relationships. While third-party business relationships are perceived to be a way for revenue optimization and cost reduction, in the real world this may not be so. Vendors’ failures to perform as contractually required, as well as corruption and illegal activities by vendors, are not only often costly for companies but also make them more susceptible to regulatory sanctions. It is critical that businesses constantly police their third-party contractual relationships and always have a complete understanding of the risks present in their third-party vendor relationships.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss the risks involved in third-party relationships. The panel will offer insights on how to effectively manage vendor risks and help ensure contract compliance. In a two-hour live webcast, our speakers will explore the significant topics in this area, including:
- Regulatory Concerns for Third-Party Relationships (FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OFAC, CISADA etc.)
- Risk Audit and Assessment of Vendors
- Important Factors to Consider in Contract Negotiation
- Development of Effective Monitoring Systems and Training Programs for Third-Party Contract Compliance
- Best Practices for Risk Management and Contract Compliance
- And much more!
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.