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Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Michael Huneke & Ernesto Alvardo to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Managing and Mitigating Third Party Fraud and Corruption Risks Webinar

New York, NY, November 10, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Michael Huneke & Ernesto Alvardo will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Managing and Mitigating Third Party Fraud and Corruption Risks: Your Guide for 2017 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for December 1, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Michael Huneke

Michael H. Huneke is a partner with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program reviews. He advises clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act, corporate governance and compliance, World Bank and other international financial institution matters. Mike performs anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Serious Fraud Office, World Bank and other multilateral development bank inquiries. This experience includes conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations. He has assisted U.S., European, and Asian clients in designing, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, and corporate governance programs.

About Ernesto J. Alvarado

Ernesto J. Alvarado is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Ernesto assists clients with matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, international anti-corruption law and compliance, third-party due diligence, and internal investigations. He has conducted reviews of client operations in the oil & gas, defense, and aerospace industries, and has conducted due diligence on business partners and commercial consultants throughout the world. In addition, through a secondment to a large multinational defense company, Ernesto provided general in-house legal advice on numerous topics ranging from due diligence activities and risk analysis to compliance trainings for internal and external parties. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Ernesto interned at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he assisted in facilitating the extradition request for individuals charged with war crimes during a military dictatorship in Latin America. Additionally, he worked in the Office of the Inspector General for the Organization of American States (OAS) where he participated in internal investigations, audits, and prepared final reports for the OAS General Assembly.

About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit


Over the past years, heightened anti-corruption laws coupled with intensified third-party fraud enforcement actions in multiple jurisdictions have helped companies and organizations efficiently mitigate and minimize exposure to corruption, fraud and reputational risks.

In this live webcast, a seasoned team of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the best strategies and practical tips in managing and mitigating third party fraud and corruption risks. Speakers will also present recent trends, key legal issues and significant developments surrounding this notable topic.

Key topics include:

• Third-Party Fraud and Corruption Risks: Overview
• Identifying and Assessing Risks
• Policies and Procedures
• Coverage of Third-Party Due Diligence
• Identifying Common Red Flags
• Recent Trends, Developments and Legal Issues

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit:
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