The Walden Pond

The Walden Pond

The world isn't simple anymore, and on the Walden Pond podcast, your host anti-fraud expert Vince Walden is talking to experts about the technology and compliance trends you need to know about to keep your compliance and fraud detection programs relevant. If you're looking for insights that are practical, timely and innovative... Welcome to the Pond.

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April 14, 2022 10 min

Andi McNeal is Vice President of Research with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a membership association serving more than 90,000 anti-fraud professionals globally. As a CFE, she specializes in fraud prevention, detection and investigation, education and training, research and analysis, corporate culture and leadership, and association management. Andi discusses the ACFE’s 2022 Report to the Nations and its insights on...

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Marta Cadavid is co-founder and CEO at NoFraud, an organization dedicated to fighting fraud by using technology to anticipate criminal behavior. NoFraud specializes in forensic audit, cybersecurity, and investigations of economic crimes. As a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), AML Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA), Marta possesses valuable experience that sets her a cu...

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Margot Cella is a research and public policy analyst, and Vice President of Research and Anti-Fraud Initiatives at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). The CAQ is dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. Margot shares how the CAQ is intersecting the accounting and legal compliance professions to improve corporate culture and financial reporting.


The CAQ was founded post-Sarbanes-Oxley...

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Malcolm Wright is the founder of InnoFi Advisory. As a former Chief Compliance Officer at a large cryptocurrency exchange, Malcolm now advises companies on ensuring responsible innovation in digital finance. All companies, and their compliance officers, need to be familiar with cryptocurrencies and the trend towards decentralized finance. Malcolm describes how current compliance concepts such as “Compliance by Design” and “Know You...

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Chian Boen is Senior Manager with Johnson & Johnson’s Global Audit & Assurance Group. He is experienced in government and AML investigations, law enforcement, and forensic accounting. He joins Vince Walden to discuss Johnson & Johnson’s strategy for data-driven assurance.


Two of the things Chian relies the most on to help him conduct anti-corruption audits and investigations are his team and heavy analytics. If you’re no...

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Bob Mascola is a global legal and compliance executive and educator. He is Senior Director of the Program on Corporate Ethics and Compliance at Fordham University School of Law, as well as Senior Counsel at Compliance Systems Legal Group. He joins Vince Walden to discuss compliance from an academic perspective. 


Fordham University’s program on Corporate Ethics and Compliance is a 30 credit Master’s degree program full of students fr...

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Jay Leib is Executive Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Reveal, an eDiscovery review company. Jay was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at kCura before he founded NexLP, a pioneering AI company in Chicago that was acquired by Reveal. He joins Vince Walden to talk about the work Reveal has been doing, and investigation and eDiscover programs.


By the year 2010, data had become much larger than human beings could get thr...

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Alan Gibson is Director of Legal and Compliance Innovation at Microsoft, where he identifies and incubates market-making opportunities for legal and compliance solutions. With over 20 years of cumulative experience in law, business and compliance, he currently serves as a change agent to revolutionize the way companies measure program effectiveness and manage compliance risks. He joins Vince Walden to define the three horizons of c...

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Bryan Judice is Senior Director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance at Panasonic Avionics Corporation. With over 22 years of experience specializing in conducting forensic investigations and large, complex litigation matters, he has provided financial and business advisory services to clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, aviation, and financial services. He joins Vince Walden to talk about data-driven complia...

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Dheeraj Thimmaiah is Global Director of Ethics and Compliance, heading Compliance Analytics at AB InBev. He is data-driven and passionate about innovation. Dheeraj is dedicated to spending close time with AB InBev’s users and customers because even if you have the best tools, your organization will not get far without an audience. He joins Vince Walden to share insights about his role and work at AB InBev.


BrewRIGHT is AB InBev'...

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In this episode, Vince Walden goes one-on-one with Sergio Moro, former Minister of Justice of Brazil and Managing Director of Disputes & Investigations at Alvarez & Marsal. With over two decades of legal and investigative experience, Sergio specializes in leading high-profile and complex anti-corruption, white-collar crime, money laundering, and organized crime investigations. They talk about his fascinating career journey ...

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Ernest Brod is Managing Director with Disputes and Investigations services and head of the Global Investigations and Intelligence practice at Alvarez & Marsal. For 30 years, Ernest has worked with top law firms, corporations, and financial institutions to reduce clients’ risk of fraud, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, and anti-money laundering and terrorism concerns. He joins Vince Walden to discuss new technol...

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Shub Nandi is the co-founder and CEO of PiChain Innovations Pvt Limited, a RegTech company that researches and develops DeepTech systems to proactively learn, solve, and automate complex problems. Shub joins Vince Walden to discuss PiChain’s use of AI and blockchain to help with the automation of customer onboarding. 


Roughly 1 trillion USD is laundered yearly in the US, yet only 1% of those illicit transactions are uncovered, Shub ...

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Sam Eastwood is a litigation partner at Mayer Brown’s Litigation Practice in London and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice. He joins Vince Walden on this week’s episode to discuss the risks and trends related to global compliance and data analytics.


Sam expresses that companies need to disclose more about their compliance programs operations. Transparency into the data analytics itself is a good wa...

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Andrew Levine is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, who specializes in white-collar regulatory defense and internal investigations. He joins Vince Walden to discuss the compliance journey, what initiatives compliance professionals should take in 2021, and the recently updated DOJ compliance journey.


The DOJ guidance that came out in June 2020 is a step in the right direction in terms of understanding how prosecutors incorpor...

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In this episode, Vincent Walden welcomes back Jason Lee, CEO of DailyPay to the Pond to discuss the earned-wage access business model and how major employers like Kroger, Target, Dollar Tree and many others are rethinking how employees get paid in an efficient, compliant manner.

Covid has changed how we think about work and the people who do it, and Jason Lee believes that this new understanding of our reliance on the hourly workfor...

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Aaron Nicodemus is a staff writer and reporter at Compliance Week. He joins Vince Walden to discuss the recent report authored by COSO and to share new recommendations for managers and executives to manage compliance risks.


Internal audit professionals would be the compliance professionals most familiar with COSO, as they set the guidelines for Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls compliance. The report, titled “Compliance Risk Manageme...

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November 26, 2020 4 min

Vincent Walden talks about the importance of gratitude in this solo episode of The Walden Pond. He encourages listeners to pause and count their blessings. We don't need material possessions to be thankful, he says, only a sense of existence. Vincent expresses his gratitude to listeners, colleagues and friends for their contributions to his personal and professional growth.

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Jennifer Saperstein is an Anti-Corruption and White Collar Partner and the Vice Chair of the Anti-Corruption Practice Group at Covington and Burling LLP. She joins Vince Walden to discuss why companies need to be smart about resourcing, compliance technology trends, and the compliance industry post-COVID.


Having a risk-based documented plan for effective compliance programs before consulting any external advisory service is benefici...

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Steve Spiegelhalter is the North American Investigations Practice Leader and Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal. As a former federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, Steve has intimate experience in investigating complex criminal and civil affairs and implementing compliance programs. He joins Vince Walden to discuss the future...

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