Meeting/Event Information


March 19, 2013

ACFE Arizona Spring Training Seminar 2013
March 19, 2013
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Chapter spring training seminar: 4 CPEs

$50.00 2013 Spring Training Member Ticket

$75.00 2013 Spring Training Non-Member Ticket

First Speaker:  Cynthia Course - PRINCIPAL, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Speaking Points:
1.       An Inside Look at Banking Supervision
2.       Regulation and  Regulatory Investigation of Insider Financial Institution Fraud.
Cynthia Course Biography:
Cynthia serves as Principal in the Risk Monitoring & Analysis Group. In this role, she primarily is responsible for assessing the implications of the Dodd Frank Act on and coordinating changes to supervisory processes.
Prior to joining the Reserve Bank in 2011, Cynthia spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Reserve Bank, most recently as an Assistant Vice President in community and regional bank supervision. Cynthia also served as the Deputy Ethics Officer, the officer over the Enforcement unit, and the officer over the Information Services and Support unit. 
Before joining the Federal Reserve, Cynthia worked for twelve years in the banking industry. As a Divisional Vice President of a multi-bank, $800 million BHC, her responsibilities included project management in the Retail Banking Division; administration of the Consumer and Mortgage lending functions; and management of the bank’s fixed income investments and trust portfolios. She also worked for three years investigating white collar and other crimes in a county prosecutor’s office in New Jersey.
Cynthia graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1991, where her thesis, Evaluating the Nature and Profitability of Public Funds Account Relationships in New Jersey, was awarded library designation. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ with a BSC in Accounting, and earned an MBA with distinction from Rider. She is also a NJ and Arizona licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Second Speaker: Myles Schneider - Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD
Mr. Schneider’s presentation will be a case study of The United States of America vs. JULIAN OKEAYAINNEH.
Myles Schneider Biography:
Myles A. Schneider is licensed in Arizona and Minnesota.  He is admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the District of Arizona and Minnesota.
After serving in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Myles A. Schneider attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate finance. While at UIC, Myles A. Schneider attended and graduated from the Chicago Board of Trade Commodity Institute.
After graduating from UIC, Myles A. Schneider worked for a small business corporation specializing in producing products for people with disabilities. Mr. Schneider worked his way up from Accounts Receivable Clerk, to Corporate Controller then Executive Vice President.  After attaining the rank of Executive Vice President, Myles A. Schneider decided to broaden his horizons and go to law school. At the age of 37, Myles A. Schneider enrolled in William Mitchell College of Law.
Myles A. Schneider concentrates his practice in business litigation, white collar crime, commercial and residential real estate and construction law. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and surety companies in a wide variety of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation, insurance, and business related matters.
In February of 2011, Myles A. Schneider represented one of more than a dozen defendants in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy case that featured a network of bank employees and others. The fraud scheme at the center of this case was carried out in Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, New York, and Texas during a five-year period between 2006 and 2011. The financial institutions victimized include American Express, Associated Bank, Bank of America, Capital One, Guaranty Bank, JP Morgan Chase Bank, TCF Bank, US Bank, Wachovia Bank, Washington Mutual, and Wells Fargo Bank. The case resulted from an ongoing investigation, dubbed Operation Starburst, and led by the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force made up of Minnesota Law Enforcement, FBI, Secret Service and IRS agents.
Mr. Schneider’s client was acquitted in of all the wrong doing alleged Operation Starburst because the fraud investigators involved failed to perform the most basic tasks… they failed to read the documents submitted as evidence.  As a result, some of the real wrong doers are on the street today.
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