Whether in the private or public sector, businesses must be
vigilant regarding their risk management in order to minimize losses.
In many cases, what has been identified as a risk factor within the business, is
often identified as "the doorway" to fraudulent activity for the fraud artist. That
is why one can define Fraud in many regards as a failure in risk management.
What is the role of legal counsel in recognizing the existence of risk factors?
What is the role of counsel in recommending preventative measures against these
risks? If we understand the mechanics of fraudulent activities, legal counsel will
be in a better position to identify potential risk factors and make recommendations
regarding prevention and, if necessary, implement corrective solutions.
In this 1 day lecture, Michel Picard, a reknown specialist on issues of economic
crimes who has given conferences in Canada, Europe and Africa , will address the
topic of economic crimes, how they occur and how they can be prevented. The course
will provide participants with a complete overview of what can happen when management
is not paying attention.
The course is divided into 3 sections which will cover the following topics:
- Defining what constitutes economic crime, money laundering, the investigative process
and challenges for forensic investigators
- White collar crimes and identifying risk factors within the business. Issues regarding
liability of administrators will also be addressed
Analysis of certain cases - false billing, Hollinger, Société Générale,
Bernard Madoff and Norbourg
Profile of the Instructor
Lecture series - Case management in criminal and penal matters (part 1) >>
Michel Picard, Ph.D., has worked for KPMG, Ernst & Young and for the Canada Border
Since 1997, Dr Picard has been heavily involved in studying and investigating issues
of economic crime and money laundering. After assuming the role of Head of the Second
Cycle Program at the University of Sherbrooke - faculty of Administration at the
Longueuil campus which dealt with the fight against economic crimes, Mr. Picard
was invited to join the "EIPMF" - Équipe Intégrée de la police des
marchés financiers of the RCMP. There, Mr. Picard assisted the investigative
team of the RCMP and working as an information analyst, he collaborated in the establishment
of operational measures for the EIPMF.
Dr. Picard obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University
of Laval; he holds a Master's Degree and a Doctorate in Political Science from the
University of Paris X and a Second Cycle Diploma in Administration from the Laval
University as well.
Dr.Picard is an author and highly regarded speaker. He is regularly called upon
by news media as a specialized commentator to address current issues involving economic
crimes for radio and TV.
All of our courses are given at4, Notre-Dame Street East, 2nd floor, Montreal (Québec) H2Y 1B7
Just steps from the courthouse!