Nonprofit Governance: Safeguard against Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement and Asset Diversion
Overview:In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will discuss how to safeguard nonprofits from fraud, theft, embezzlement and asset diversion. Speakers will provide effective tools, practical strategies and best practices in terms of how to reduce the risk of fraud.
Key topics include:
- Effective Compliance Programs
- Control Measures to Reduce the Risk of Fraud
- Recent Nonprofit Fraud and Embezzlement Examples
- Reasons and Root Causes of Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement and Asset diversion
- Employee Fraud
- And a lot more!
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
- The role of the board in all of this Duties of directors to make sure fraud theft etc. don’t occur – general thoughts Particular ways the governance structure of a nonprofit can be tweaked for oversight – audit committees
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
- Sarbox as it applies to non-profit companies Instances of fraud New York’s nonprofit governance changes, as they can support governance structure to limit fraud
Who Should Attend:
- Finance &Accounting Executives from Non-profits and related entities
- Internal Auditors
- Associate and Assistant Controllers
- Financial Reporting Managers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Audit Committee
- Compliance Officers
- Independent Auditors
- Managers in nonpublic companies, non-profits and government agencies
- Audit Partners
- Audit Consultants
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Pamela A. Mann is a partner in the firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP and the Chair of its Tax-Exempt Organizations practice group. Her practice is concentrated in the representation of tax-exempt organization, and she is counsel to numerous public charities and private foundations and advises its clients in a wide range of governance, regulatory, tax, and general corporate matters. From 1985 to 1995, Ms. Mann was Chief of the Charities Bureau in the New York Attorney General’s office, directing scores of important cases and initiatives and influencing the adoption of significant legislative changes affecting tax exempt organizations. Her diverse background includes clinical teaching at Rutgers University School of Law’s Constitutional Litigation Clinic and the litigation of employment discrimination and other employment related matters at the National Employment Law Project. She has written many articles for professional and lay publications and is a frequent lecturer on non-profit issues.
Ms. Mann has been recognized in New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers in New York and in Super-Lawyers Magazine in the category of lawyers specializing in Nonprofit/Charities Law. Ms. Mann was Chair of the Committee on Nonprofit Organizations of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1998-2001 and has served as President and Vice-President of the National Association of State Charities Officials. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Fellows, the Government Relations Committee of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. For additional information, see https://www.clm.com/attorney/mann_pamela.
Pamela A. Mann is a partner in the firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP and the Chair of its …
Sarah Hewitt is a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and chair of the Corporate and Finance Practice Group. She represents public and private companies, including emerging companies, family businesses, women and minority-owned businesses and nonprofit corporations, in the areas of corporate and securities law, private equity and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling. Ms. Hewitt has served on a number of non-profit boards and chaired their audit, finance, investment and nominating & corporate governance committees.
Sarah Hewitt is a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and chair of the Corporate and Finance Practice …
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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com), established in 1854, has approximately 100 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.
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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and non-profits and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. Schnader’s approximately 170 attorneys are located in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Melville, N.Y., San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Delaware.