Finding the Needles Every Day: Secrets for Efficient & Effective Corporate and Risk Investigations

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Investigations. An adverse media scan turned up an article about a scandal involving Customer X/Vendor X? Your supply chain is halted because it was connected to Company Q? A daily report turned up a dozen hits against your database? Has customer maintenance left you with a laundry list of Enhanced Due Diligence targets?

Your investigators need to prioritize all of those activities to do the right level of investigation on each of them. And do it today, because there’ll be more tomorrow.

Join Thomson Reuters Risk & Fraud Solutions for a one-hour webinar on handling investigations in the corporate and financial space using modern automated tools. Rabihah Butler of the Thomson Reuters Institute will moderate an industry panel, with David Thompson, CAMS, CFE, Ruth Kruse, CFCS and Joe Palmar, CPA, CFE, CFF to discuss:

  • Confirming who should be the target of your investigations
  • Handling regular reviews or credentialing efficiently
  • Prioritizing high-profile results vs. run-of-the-mill issues
  • Quickly and accurately reviewing sanctions 
  • What Enhanced Due Diligence means today
  • How to get the most out of your automated tools

Rabihah S. Butler
Manager, Enterprise Content - Risk, Fraud, and Government
Thomson Reuters Institute
Rabihah S. Butler, Esq., is Manager of the Corporate Risk and Government Investigative enterprise content platform for Thomson Reuters. Rabihah works on solutions to some of the world’s most pressing fraud issues including anti-money laundering (AML), e-commerce fraud, and healthcare fraud, in addition to risk and regulatory compliance. She previously was a Senior Business Execution Consultant for Wells Fargo. Rabihah received her JD from American University – Washington College of Law and is admitted to the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
David A. Thompson
Director, Business Development
Thomson Reuters Special Services
David is a Director of Business Development at Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS) where he assists both commercial and federal law enforcement clients with customized analytical solutions with big data, open source, and public records. Prior to joining TRSS, Mr. Thompson was with Thompson Reuters Financial and Risk and with Deloitte where he supported both their government and anti-money laundering and sanctions practices advising global financial institutions with their anti-money laundering and financial crimes programs, sanctions, FCPA, OFAC and supply chain risks.

David gained most of his experience with the U.S. Government prior to retirement as a senior law enforcement executive with over 25 years’ experience in investigative, policy and senior executive service (SES) levels from Homeland Security Investigations.
Ruth Kruse
Assistant BSA Officer
Commerce Bank of Arizona
Ruth began her career in the retail banking area and moved up through the ranks to become an Assistant Branch Manager.  Through the assistant branch manager roles Ruth specialized in compliance and regulation.  Ruth then transitioned to a new position in the financial services field and became a project manager for Banker’s Toolbox in order to implement BSA/AML automated software for small banks and credit unions.  Eight years ago, Ruth then transitioned again into the calibration of the software and consultant services through Abrigo (previously Banker’s Toolbox).  The consultant services provided small banks and credit unions with additional help clearing out automated alerts produced through the BSA/AML software.  The investigation process included research, triage of alerts, and SAR determination.  Currently, Ruth Kruse is the Assistant BSA Officer at Commerce Bank of Arizona and conducts the financial crimes investigations and the high-risk reviews for high risk customers for the Bank. 
Joseph M. Palmar
Palmar Forensics
With over 30 years of forensic accounting, auditing and consulting experience Joe, a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, and a Certified Fraud Examiner, specializes in fraud investigations, fraud prevention, data analytics, healthcare procurement controls, construction audits and vendor credentialing. His experience includes fraud investigations pertaining to corruption, embezzlement, vendor related schemes, and theft allegations as well as financial reporting fraud. He provides consulting and expert witness services pertaining to fraud related matters, with special concentration in healthcare and construction.

He has lead numerous fraud engagements in healthcare, hospitality, and institutions of higher learning. A frequent lecturer at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he routinely speaks on topics related to vendor credentialing, relationship discovery, conflicts of interest, data base analytics, as well as various billing schemes. The co-developer of Vetted®, as well as Data Query Analytics software, he is well versed in all aspects fraud prevention, detection, and the software tools necessary to analyze big data.

He has also led several investigations involving the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as well as the internal Revenue service. He was awarded a special commendation by the FBI for his involvement in a muti-million healthcare fraud case in South Florida. He has served on many Boards throughout his career and is especially proud of his service to Caring for Miami, His House Children’s Home as well as Banyan Health System.

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