Event Speakers

Bryan Flood 
Partner, Husch Blackwell

Brian Flood is a partner on Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team. Prior joining Husch Blackwell, Brian was a national consultant in the healthcare industry with a Big Four accounting and consulting firm. Before entering private practice, he served as an Inspector General for the Health and Human Services system of Texas, a one-year appointment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid Integrity Program Advisory Committee and the Medicaid Integrity Audit Program Beta Group. Additionally, he was a prosecutor for nearly 10 years. He has more than nine years of experience as a prosecutor in banking, insurance, securities, healthcare, organized crime, general crimes and white-collar crime. Brian is licensed as a Certified Inspector General (CIG), Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).

ACFE Dallas November 2016 Meeting
11/10/2016 11:00 AM (CDT) | Doubletree Campbell Center

Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services at Ernst & Young

Ryan Hubbs is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice in Houston, Texas. Ryan has over fifteen years of experience managing corporate investigations, forensic audits and compliance initiatives. Ryan has conducted hundreds of sensitive internal engagements concerning fraud, corruption, and employee related issues. Ryan also has extensive experience with organization-wide anti-fraud programs and measures, corporate investigation programs and protocols, and ethics and compliance programs.

Throughout his career, Ryan has audited and consulted on internal controls that could result in the fraud, theft, or misuse of corporate assets and sensitive information. Ryan has experience with vendor and suppliers investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, data analytics, 3rd party due diligence and shell companies, conflicts of interest, human resources and benefits, and contract compliance. Ryan has also conducted numerous fraud risk assessments and is a skilled interviewer; having conducted thousands of investigative and audit related interviews over his career.

Ryan is an award winning author and speaker on fraud, ethics and compliance topics. He is a recipient of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Hubbard Award and Baker Award. He is an active and highly sought after presenter on anti-fraud topics and is one of the ACFE’s highest-rated speakers. Ryan has provided specific and general antifraud training and investigative techniques to anti-fraud and compliance professionals in numerous Fortune 500 and multi-national organizations, as well as several Local, State and Federal Government Agencies.

In 2014, Mr. Hubbs published “Shell Games, Investigating shell companies and understanding their roles in international fraud” in the Fraud Magazine. This article served as a precursor to anonymous company revelations that would dominate the anti-fraud, compliance and law enforcement professions in late 2015 and continuing almost daily throughout 2016. In 2016. this article was highlighted in Compliance Week by FCPA attorney Tom Fox with a call to action for organizations to evaluate and assess their exposure to anonymous companies and enhance 3rd part due diligence programs to address this increasing risk.

ACFE Dallas December 2016 Meeting
12/8/2016 11:00 AM (CDT) | Doubletree Campbell Center

David Cowen, CIISP
Partner, G-C Partners, LLC

David Cowen is a Certified SANS Instructor and a Partner at G-C Partners, LLC, where his team of expert digital forensics investigators pushes the boundaries of what is possible on a daily basis. He has been working in digital forensics and incident response since 1999 and has performed investigations covering thousands of systems in the public and private sector. Those investigations have involved everything from revealing insider threats to serving as an expert witness in civil litigation and providing the evidence to put cyber criminals behind bars.

David has authored three series of books on digital forensics; Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics (1st-3rd editions), Infosec Pro Guide to Computer Forensics, and the Anti Hacker Toolkit (Third Edition). His research into file system journaling forensics has created a new area of analysis that is changing the industry. Combined with Triforce products, David's research enables examiners to go back in time to find previously unknown artifacts and system interactions.

David speaks about digital forensics and file system journaling forensics at DFIR and Infosec conferences across the United States. He has taught digital forensics both as a SANS instructor and as a graduate instructor at Southern Methodist University.

David is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner. He is the winner of the first SANS DFIR NetWars and a SANS Lethal Forensicator whose passion for digital forensics can be seen in everything he does. He started in 1996 as a penetration tester and has kept up his information security knowledge by acting as the Red Team captain for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the last nine years.

David is the host of the Forensic Lunch, a popular DFIR podcast and live YouTube show, and the author of the award winning Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog. The blog (www.hecfblog.com) contains some 448 articles on digital forensics. David is a two-time Forensic 4cast award winner for both Digital Forensic Article of the Year and Digital Forensic Blog of the year. The Forensic 4cast award winners are nominated by their peers and voted on by the greater DFIR community.

When David is not researching, writing, testifying, or teaching about digital forensics he spends time with his family and working on mastering Texas BBQ.

ACFE Dallas February 2017 Meeting
2/9/2017 11:00 AM (CDT) | Doubletree Campbell Center

Jeff Dehart
Principal, Stinnett & Associates, LLC

Jeff Dehart is a Principal with Stinnett & Associates, LLC and is based in Tulsa. He has more than 26 years of experience in both Audit and Information Technology. His extensive experience and accomplishments include quality assurance reviews; development of enterprise-wide business continuity plans; business process re-engineering; construction management consulting; field operations and security reviews; SCADA network security; development of a structured systems acquisition; and integration schema and conversion of legacy systems. During his career, he has managed many aspects of various audit functions. This included coordinating all IT audit activities throughout the enterprise, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance management, business operations audits, enterprise risk planning, audit universe management, and all senior management customer interactions. Jeff has also been a frequent speaker at such events as the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) national security summit. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for several large organizations including Williams Companies and Magellan Midstream Partners. Jeff is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

ACFE Dallas March 2017 Meeting
3/9/2017 11:00 AM (CDT) | Doubletree Campbell Center

William McMurrey
Partner, Lackey Hershman, L.L.P.

William McMurrey is a Partner at Lackey Hershman, L.L.P. serving as counsel to individual and corporate clients as counsel in complex criminal, civil and regulatory matters. His practice focuses on antitrust, banking, false claims, healthcare, securities and tax matters, and any other business-related investigation and prosecution. He discretely directs internal investigations for corporate clients before and during government inquiries and whistleblower qui tam actions.

Prior to Lackey Hershman, Mr. McMurrey was a career prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, having first served as a trial attorney with the department’s Antitrust Division and subsequently as an assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Texas. He was the healthcare fraud coordinator for the department allocating federal and state investigative and prosecutorial recourses. As a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division, he conducted numerous grand jury investigations and tried price-fixing and market allocation cases. As an assistant United States attorney in the Major Fraud Section, Mr. McMurrey prosecuted and served as attorney-in-charge for a wide variety of federal economic criminal cases, including healthcare, securities, bank and tax matters. He conducted all phases of parallel proceedings, grand jury, trial and appellate work and handled very sensitive investigations and high-profile prosecutions.

ACFE Dallas April 2017 Meeting
4/13/2017 11:00 AM (CDT) | Doubletree Campbell Center

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