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Martin Biegelman

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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Martin T. Biegelman has spent a lifetime detecting, investigating and preventing fraud and corruption in various leadership roles in law enforcement, consulting and the corporate sector. He is a Managing Director in the Risk and Financial Advisory Practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. His work on behalf of corporate management and boards includes internal investigations alleging fraud, corruption, FCPA, conflicts of interest, whistle-blower retaliation and other employee and vendor misconduct. His work also includes developing and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs including internal investigative and anti-bribery compliance programs. He has conducted and managed complex and high risk investigations in more than 70 countries.

In 2002, Martin founded Microsoft Corporation’s Financial Integrity Unit, a highly acclaimed global fraud and corruption investigations and compliance program that continues to serve as a model for other companies. He led that program until 2011. He previously worked at international consulting firms providing forensic investigative services. He is also a former federal agent having served as a United States Postal Inspector in a variety of investigative and management assignments across the United States.

Martin is both a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He is the author of six books on topics such as fraud investigation and prevention, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate compliance programs, credit card fraud and identity theft, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. Since 2007, Martin has been a faculty member for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics’ Basic Academies where he teaches sessions on conflicts of interest, bribery, corruption and other compliance subjects.

Martin is the former Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) at Utica College. He served on the ECCI Board of Advisors for 15 years and as Chair of the Board for ten years. In 2008, he was appointed to serve on the Washington State Executive Ethics Board with his service ending in 2011. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he teaches a class on conducting fact investigations and reporting.

Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In 2010, Martin received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Utica College for his leadership on behalf of students and faculty of the college as well as lifetime contributions to fraud prevention and anti-corruption compliance.

Education: 
  • Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Publications: 

Published Books

  • Faces of Fraud: Cases and Lessons from a Life Fighting Fraudsters, John Wiley & Sons, 2013
  • Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook: Protecting Your Organization from Bribery and Corruption, John Wiley & Sons, 2010
  • Identity Theft Handbook: Detection, Prevention and Security, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
  • Building a World-Class Compliance Program: Best Practices and Strategies for Success, John Wiley & Sons, 2008
  • Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance, First Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  • Contributing author to Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business, John Wiley & Sons, 2007

    Published Articles (representative listing)

    Martin is the author or more than 30 published articles on corporate compliance programs, fraud, corruption, ethics, internal investigations, conflicts of interest and other related subjects. The following is a representative listing of some of these articles:

    “The Carrot and Stick Approach to Anti-Corruption Compliance,” British American Business Network Magazine, August 2014

  • “Informants & Whistleblowers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Fraud Magazine, March/April 2014

  • “Conflicts of Interest: Why You Can’t Serve Two Masters,” Investigations Quarterly Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 14, 2013
  • “Independent Investigations: When and Why,” National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship Magazine, January/February 2012
  • “Background Checks: Well Worth the Investment,” White-Collar Crime Fighter, January 2012
  • "Building Compliance Programs,” Fraud Magazine, July/August 2008
  • “Building a Robust Fraud Prevention Program: An Interview with Martin Biegelman, CFE, ACFE Fellow,” Fraud Magazine, January/February 2008
  • “A Focus on Integrity,” Internal Auditor Magazine, August 2007
  • “Background Checks: Techniques to Avoid Hiring Fraudsters,” White-Collar Crime Fighter, February 2006
Fall 2021
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SDO 598Special Topics
Spring 2021
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SDO 598Special Topics
Summer 2020
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SDO 598Special Topics
Presentations: 

Presentations (representative listing)

  • “Conflicts of Interest: Why You Can’t Serve Two Masters,” Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Board and Audit Committee Compliance Conference, February 2019
  • “Ethics and Compliance Risk Assessment,” Compliance and Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, November 2018
  • “Introduction to Compliance: Abbreviated Compliance 101,” Compliance and Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, November 2018
  • “Pioneering a New Direction in Fraud and Financial Crimes Investigation and Compliance Management,” Keynote speech at the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute at Utica College, September 2018
  • “Fraud Discussion Panel,” 2018 Chief Audit Executives Conference, Edison Electric Institute, June 2018
  • “Conflicts of Interest: Why You Can’t Serve Two Masters,” Compliance & Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, June 2018
  • “The Ethics and Compliance Landscape: A Roadmap for Leadership,” Nebraska Chapter Tax Executives International Tenth Annual Fall Training Day, November 2017
  • “Compliance Education and Training,” Second Annual Corporate Compliance Institute, Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, April 2017
  • “Internal Controls, Audit and Fraud Prevention and Detection,” Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Master’s in Accountancy Program Guest Lecturer, September 2016
  • “The FCPA and Anti-Corruption Compliance,” Compliance & Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, August 2016
  • “Assessing and Addressing Risk on Campus,” 60th Annual Meeting of The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York, March 2016
  • “Auditing and Monitoring: Providing Assurance,” Compliance & Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, October 2015
  • “Compliance by Design: How Integrated Compliance Drives Business Accountability,” 14th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, October 2015
  • “Anti-Corruption Efforts in the U.S. and Abroad,” 2015 Stanford University Directors’ College, June 2015
  • “Can Ethics Be Legislated and Regulated?,” 26th Annual Global Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, June 2015
  • “Best Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations,” Phoenix Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, February 2015
  • “The FCPA in 2015: What You Should Know for Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance,” Phoenix IIA/Arizona ACFE Fraud Conference, February 2015
  • “Innovations in Risk and Compliance: Are You Ready?,” Deloitte Debriefs, January 2015
  • “What’s New with the FCPA and Enforcement,” 4th Annual Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, April 2014
  • “Global Anti-Corruption Trends and New Concerns for Your Compliance Program,” 6th Annual Global Ethics Summit, March 2014
  • “Best Practices for Internal Investigations,” South Atlantic Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, February 2014
  • “Conflicts of Interest Risk: Challenges, Impact and Effective Management Strategies,” 12th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, October 2013
  • “FCPA: The Role of Ethics and Compliance in the Global War on Bribery and Corruption,” 12th Annual Institute of Management Accountants’ Michigan 2013 Fall Conference, October 2013
  • “Lost in Translation: Dealing with Risk Overseas,” 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Leadership Conference, October 2012
  • “Best Practices for Conducting Board-Managed Independent Investigations,” 23rd Annual Global Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, June 2012
  • “Fraud Prevention and Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs,” 12th Annual Colorado Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Conference, April 2012
  • “Using Incentives in Your Compliance Program,” Compliance & Ethics Academy, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, November 2011
Honors / Awards: 

Throughout his career, Martin has received numerous awards and recognition from law enforcement, financial institutions, anti-fraud groups and professional organizations.

  • In 2008, he was the recipient of the Cressey Award bestowed annually by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for lifetime achievements in the detection and deterrence of fraud.
  • In 2009, Utica College honored Martin with the naming of the ACFE Student Chapter Outstanding Student Contributions Award as the Martin T. Biegelman Award
  • In 2010, Martin received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Utica College for his leadership role on behalf of students and faculty of the college as well as lifetime contributions to fraud prevention and anti-corruption compliance.
Professional Associations: 
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics
  • National Law Enforcement Associates
  • National Association of Retired Postal Inspectors
Work History: 
  • 1976 - 1978 - District Attorney Investigator, San Francisco District Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 2001 - Inspector in Charge and other prior positions, United States Postal Inspection Service
  • 2001 - 2002 - Director, Litigation & Investigative Services, BDO Seidman, LLP 
  • 2002 - 2011 - Director, Financial Integrity Unit, Microsoft Corporation
  • 2011 - 2013 - Managing Director, Global Investigations and Compliance Practice, Navigant Consulting
  • 2013 - 2014 - Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations and Practice Chair, Litigation Support at IPSA International
  • 2014 - Present - Managing Director, Risk & Financial Advisory Practice, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Consulting: 
  • 2014 - Present - Managing Director, Risk & Financial Advisory Practice, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
  • 2013 - 2014 - Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations and Practice Chair, Litigation Support at IPSA International
  • 2011 - 2013 - Managing Director, Global Investigations and Compliance Practice, Navigant Consulting
  • 2001 - 2002 - Director, Litigation & Investigative Services, BDO Seidman, LLP 
Board: 
  • Chair and now Advisor Emeritus of the Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute at Utica College (Member 2003-2005, Vice Chair 2005-2008, Chair 2008-2018)

  • Appointed by then Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire to serve as a Member of the Washington State Executive Ethics Board (2008-2011)

  • Member of the Accounting Advisory Board for the Department of Accounting and Law at the State University of New York at Albany School of Business (2006-2013)

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the ACFE Foundation (2005-2010)

  • Vice Chair and now Regent Emeritus of the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1999-2000)

Industry Positions: 
  • 1976 - 1978 - District Attorney Investigator, San Francisco District Attorney's Office (Law Enforcement)
  • 1978 - 2001 - Inspector in Charge and other prior positions, United States Postal Inspection Service (Law Enforcement)
  • 2002 - 2011 - Director, Financial Integrity Unit, Microsoft Corporation (Corporate Investigations and Compliance)