Speaking & Training

 

John J. Tollefsen

 

Representative Teaching and Speaking Engagements

Second Annual Review of SEC and DFI fraud cases, Seattle, December 7, 2016, Instructor

Business Law and Ethics, University of Washington Bothell School of Business; B BUS 508 Summer A 2016, Instructor.

Forensic Accounting for Enterprise (FAE), University of Washington Bothell School of Business; B BUS 590 / B BUS 490 Winter 2015, Assistant Instructor.

Evaluating the Proposed New Ethical Standards of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Seattle, February 12, 2014, approved for 2 hours CPE ethical credits.

Legal Aspects for Entrepreneurs, EFactor-Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, March 12, 2012.

Paying and Protecting the Squealer: Understanding the Realities of Proving and Collecting Whistleblowing Claims, Washington Society of CPAs and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2008 Fraud Conference, Bellevue, WA, December 12, 2008.

Help Taxpayers Fight Fraud: Getting Paid for Investigating Fraud on the Government, Oregon Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Portland, OR, September 13, 2007.

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I am from the Federal Government and I am here to Pay You: Understanding the Legal Requirements for Proving and Collecting from Whistleblowing Claims, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Western Regional Conference, Portland, OR, August 20, 2007.

The Accountant as an Expert Witness in a Securities Fraud Case: Understanding the Legal Requirements for Proving Damages in Washington with Expert Testimony,  Washington State Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation and  Litigation Committee, Bellevue, WA, December 14, 2006.

Anatomy of a Civil Fraud Trial,  Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Seattle, WA, August 30, 2006.

Internet Legal Research, Washington Law Institute, Bellevue, WA, October 10, 1998.

 Internet, Legal Research and Law, Washington Law Institute, Bellevue, WA June 19, 1998.

Wired for Law, King County Bar Association, Seattle, April 4, 1998.

The Virtual Law Office, King County Bar Association, Seattle, November 11, 1997.

Recent Continuing Education Courses Attended

 

How to Testify in Court”; Melinda Young; August 10, 2016; Seattle, Washington

Be Prepared for the Unpredictable in Court, Annual Meeting  Pacific Northwest Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Tukwila, Washington June 8, 2016

Mastering the Edge of Ethics; The Everyman’s Guide to Fraud Prevention: When to Blow the Whistle; Sustaining an Ethical Culture: It’s Not Always Black and White; Facilitators of Corruption; Ethics Panel: Balancing Confidentiality and Ethics: External Reporting of Internal; Integrity Risks: The Reputational Challenge; The Return of the Tone at the Top; Potholes on the Ethical Road from Investigation to Prosecution; 27th  Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 12-15,  2016

Developing and Implementing Global Legal Compliance Systems in a Multicultural World; Legal Ethics as Shown on Movies and Television Shows; Doing Business Ethically in Africa: Success Stories and Challenges; The Role of Ethics in International Courts; Doing Justice to Combating Corruption: Forming an International Anti-Corruption Court; A Practical Guide to Making a Difference: Finding Meaningful International Pro Bono Opportunities; ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting, 2015 Montreal, Canada

Mandatory Course on the DC Rules of Professional Conduct (4.5 hrs ethics credit) and DC Practice, Washington D.C., October5, 2015

Navigating Investigations Overseas: Resources, Procedures and Best Practices; Defending Your Work: Bulletproof Expert Testimony with Forensic Data Analytics; Putting a Case Together: $1.4M Expense Reimbursement Fraud, a Forensic Accountant and the FBI; Online Monitoring Tools: Watching the Web and Social Media for Fraud; The War Against Herbalife: Pyramid Scheme or Multilevel Marketing Master?; Internal Investigations in Multinational Companies: The Investigative Audit; Untraceable Links: Technology Tricks Used by Crooks to Cover Their Tracks; Inspector General Fraud Investigations: Observations from the Trenches; 26th  Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 15-17,  2015

“A legislative update on an exemption for CPAs to Washington State’s Private Investigator law”, and “Maintaining the Chain of Custody”; Pacific Northwest Chapter of ACFE, Tukwila, Washington, June 10, 2015

“Securities Fraud” presented by Michael Kinsley; “Criminal Insurance Fraud in Washington State” presented by Mark Couey “Business Ethics – No Really, There is Such a Thing!” presented by Brian Steverson; “Investigative Journalism and the Fight Against Fraud” presented by Andrew McIntosh; 2015 Annual Fraud Conference of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners,  May 8, 2015 in Tacoma, Washington

The Exciting World of Trade Facilitation: Fast-Moving Trade, High Stakes Negotiations, the Fate of the Rules-Based Trading System; Is Banking Secrecy Dead?; These Are Not Your Parents’ Export Controls: Surviving and Thriving in the Export Control Reform Era; Safeguarding Your Business Cross-Border: How to Protect Corporate IP, Trade Secrets and Information Systems in a Globalized Economy; It’s Not All About the Tax: Business and Transactional Considerations in Implementing an Inversion of Publicly-Traded Multinational Group; Biting into Bitcoins: Emerging Issues in Cross-Border Bankruptcies; A Comparative Cyber View: Facing the New Security Tech Challenges and the Law; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, hat?? Cross-Border Trade Secret Misappropriation involving China; International Asset Protection: Challenges, Guidance and Best Practices; Ethics and International Real Estate: What the Practitioner Needs to Know; What is the Value of Historic Preservation: Assessing Preservation Tax Credits in the U.S. and Abroad; Pushback: Responses to the U.S. Second Circuit Ruling on Settlements in Foreign Corruption Cases;  American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Washington D.C., April 28-May 2, 2015

State and Provincial Regulatory Update; SEC Enforcement Update; Corporate Internal Investigations: Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls; SEC Corporation Finance Developments; Federal Court—A Reporter’s Perspective on Terror, Fraud, and Financial Wrongdoing; The Supremes and the Future of Private Securities Litigation; FINRA’s Risk-Based Exam Program; The Madoff Bankruptcy Litigation and the Securities Investor Protection Act; Pacific Northwest Update on Social Purpose and Benefit Corporations; Responding to Shareholder Inspection Demands: A Quick Reference Guide; Delaware Exclusive Forum Selection Clauses: In or Out?; An Ethical Day in the Life of a Securities Lawyer, 34th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, Oregon, April 17-18, 2015

PE/VC in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities in a Growing but Challenging Market; Ethics in Billing: What Every International Law Practitioner Must Know; Cross-Border Enforcement of Court Judgments and Arbitral Awards: Opportunities, Pitfalls, Flaws, Remedies, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 22, 2014

Conducting a Comprehensive Interview Using the “LOW” Technique, ACFE, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Seattle, Washington Aug 13, 2014

Whistleblowing in 2014: The Stakes are Higher; Extraterritoriality of U.S. Laws and Regulations – The New Normal?; From Kickstarter Campaigns and Beyond: Representing the Tech Company in Crowd-Sourcing, Private Equity and M&A Transactions; Planning for Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate; Getting Off On The Right Foot At Trial: Voir Dire and Opening Statements; Resolving Data-Privacy Conflicts in Cross-Border Investigations and Litigation, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Maine, August 9-11, 2014

Building a House of Cards: Using the Reverse Entry to Hide Fraud; Business Ethics; Critical Steps You Need to Know to Protect Yourself—and Your Organization; Why Audits Fail to Find Fraud; Underground Economy: A New Fraud Frontier; Diagnosing Health Care Fraud; Bitcoin and Virtual Economies: Fraud’s New Best Friend; Business Background Investigations: Preventing Fraud; The Deep Web or the Undernet: The Dark Side of the Internet, 25th  Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 16-18,  2014

34th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, WSBA, Seattle, Washington, May 2-3, 2014

War and Peace: Can Commercial Mediation Learn from How Conflicts Between States are Mediated?; Resolving International IP-Related Disputes: What is the Role for Investment Treaty Arbitration?; Courting Disaster: The Perils of Ethical Dilemmas in International Law Practice; Attorney-Client Privilege vs. the Concept of Professional Secrecy in Continental Europe; Conversation with the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Intersection of Civil Law and Common Law Deposition Styles in Cross-Border Matters; Battle of the U.S. Fora: New Arbitration Centers and Arbitration- Friendly Decisions Have Given Parties More Choice in Where to Site International Arbitrations; Legal Ethics JEOPARDY: Handling Legal Ethical Dilemmas in Multiple Jurisdictions to Avoid Unintended Consequences; Views from Mt. Olympus: Senior Lawyers Speak  on “The Future of the Changing Legal Profession: The U.S. And Beyond”; Leading the Modern Law Firm: Opportunities and Challenges; Conversation with a Leading New York Developer, American Bar Association, International Section, Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April 1-5, 2014.

Commercial Mediation Training, Stephen J. Baum and Stephen A. Hochman, instructors, Fordham University School of Law, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, New York, NY, March 18-20, 2014.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Omaha: The Ethics of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice; Conflicts of Interest for the Business Lawyer; ALI-CLE, December 4, 2013.

You Don’t Have to Speak Geek: The Ethical Nexus of Technological Competence and E-Discovery; Waving Goodbye to the Attorney-Client Privilege: Express, Implied, and Subject Matter Waivers, ALI-CLE, December 2, 2013.

Implementing Your Anti-Bribery Program,  Obtaining and Analyzing Data from Mobile Devices for Investigations, Opportunities and Pitfalls in Accounting Malpractice Cases, Recent Case Studies in Financial Statement Fraud, Priming the Interview Pump, Cutting Edge Tips in Today’s World of Fraud, and How to Utilize Open Sources/Public Records for Investigation in the United States, 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 23-26, 2013.

Corporate Compliance in a Changing World, Hot Topics in International Commercial Insurance, International White Collar/Corporate Criminal Activity: Prosecution and Defense of Charges, Cyber Security: Precautions, Best Practices and Legal Obligations, International M&A in the High Tech and Energy Sectors, Joint Conference of the American Bar Association and the Israel Bar Association, Eilat, Israel, May 26-29, 2013.

International Real Estate, Professor Ryszard Strzelczyk; Finance and International Business, Professor Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak; and Comparative Companies Law and Securities Regulation, Professor Andrzej W. Kawecki, 
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azarski University Law School, Warsaw, Poland, April 8-20, 2013.

Meet the Regulators, by Washington Department of Financial Institutions covering investment advisor rule changes, new mortgage broker-dealer rules, accredited investor rulemaking, changes to offering solicitation, and enforcement activities, Seattle, November 27, 2012.

Rise of the Machines: Automation, Systemization & the Future of Law Practice, Jordan Furlong, Oregon State Bar Executive Services Department, November 2, 2012

Hearing Officer Training, Professional Ethics and Hearing Procedure, Washington State Bar Association, September 19, 2012.

Comparative Financial Regulation, US Environmental and Energy Law. July 9- 20, 2012, two weeks of Masters of Laws classes in International Business at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary (established 1635). The degree is offered through Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Fraud Examination; Auditing Asset Misappropriation and Corruption Schemes; Auditing and Investigating Financial Statement Fraud Schemes; Admission-Seeking Interview Techniques; Report Writing; Assessing Fraud Risks, 23rd Annual Fraud Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Orlando, Florida, June 21 & 22, 2012.

32nd Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 2 day seminar, April 13-14, 2012.

Hearing Officer Training, Professional Ethics and Hearing Procedure, Washington State Bar Association, November 9, 2011.

Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Federal Securities Law, Global Business Law and Regulation,  July 11- 23, 2011, two weeks of Masters of Laws classes in International Business at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary (established 1635). The degree is offered through Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – A Monitor’s Perspective; Global Intermediary Risk Rating and Response Protocol; U.K. Bribery Act – Raising the Bar Above the FCPA; Assessing Auditor Liability in Fraud Cases; Healthcare Reform: A Potential Playground for Fraud; Whistleblowing After Dodd-Frank: A New World; Fabricating Evidence – Who is the Author?; Detecting Fraud Involving Senior Executive Override & Collusion, 23rd Annual Convention, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, San Diego, CA, June 13-15, 2011.

The Top Ten Things to Know about the Public Records Act, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Seattle, April 13, 2011.

31st Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 2 day seminar, February 4-5, 2011.

Hearing Officer Training, Professional Ethics and Hearing Procedure, Washington State Bar Association, January 5, 2011.

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Intellectual Property and Social Media, Magana v. Hyundai Motor Am. – A Discovery Sanction from the Trenches, Ethical Considerations When Dealing with High Conflict Personalities, Spoliation of Evidence, Effective Techniques for Working with Witnesses, and Game Change – Using eDiscovery. Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 1 day seminar, December 9, 2010.

Lessons learned from America’s Recovery Act, Money Laundering & Financial Fraud from a Lawyers’ Perspective, Starting, Working and Finishing a False Claims Act Case, First Eleven Places to Look When Investigating on the Internet, Using Computer Forensics to Prevent and Detect Fraud, Attacking and Defending the Four Pillars of Expert Testimony, The Monster Fraud List, and Tools for Reducing Fraud on Construction Contracts.  21st Annual Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Washington D.C., July 26-28, 2010.

Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Litigation and Arbitration. July 11- 23, 2010, two weeks of Masters of Laws classes in International Business at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary established 1635). The degree is offered through Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

30th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, 2 day seminar, March 5-6, 2010

eDiscovery Data Collection for Fraud Examiners; Probing Bank Statements – The Dollars Are Found There; How Did That Happen? Reasons Auditors Miss Fraud; Economic Downturn and Cyber Fraud; Internal Controls in a Waning Economy; Preparing Your Case for Prosecution; and Global Identity Matching for Anti-Fraud and AML Purposes. 20th Annual Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners,  Las Vegas Nevada, July 13-15, 2009.

Start Smart – What Start-Ups Should Know (and How to Tell Them) About Choice of Entity, Owners’ Agreements, and Funding; “You Can’t Say That!” “Watch Me.” Client Fraud and the Ethics Rules; Ethically Advising the Troubled Business Client in
Troubling Economic Times; Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy; Hot Securities Law Issues for Small Business; Representing Nonprofit Organizations in Financial Distress; and Targeting Individuals Online – What Every Lawyer Should Know About the New Technologies and Marketing Practices of Behavioral Advertising,
ABA Section of Business Law, Vancouver BC, April 16-18, 2009.

29th Annual Northwest Securities Institute,Oregon State Bar, Portland, OR, 2 day seminar,February 6-7, 2009.

Bankruptcy Boot Camp Part 2: A Practitioner’s Guide to Preparing and Filing the Schedules and Statement of Affairs, American Bar Association,Teleconference,
January 15, 2009.

2008 Fraud Conference, Washington Society of CPAs and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners,Bellevue, WA, December 12, 2008.

Mortgage Meltdown in Crisis, Bankruptcy  Section, King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA, December 9, 2008.

Bankruptcy Boot Camp Part 1:  A  Practitioners Guide to Mastering Form 22 “The Means Test”,  American Bar Association, Teleconference, December 4, 2008.

Future of the Legal Profession, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Department, Bend, OR, September 9, 2008.

Payday Lending – A Regulatory Update, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Annual Meeting, Tukwila, WA, June 25, 2008.

Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Public Contract Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Washington D.C., June 12-13, 2008.

Interviewing in High-Tech Fraud Schemes, 14th Annual Canadian Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Vancouver, BC, May 4, 2008.

The False Claims Act: Including New Proposed Amendments, American Law Institute – American Bar Association, April 30, 2008.

Lowering the Odds of Fraud in a Casino, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Seattle, WA, April 30, 2008.

Experiential Workshop in the King County Superior Court Clerk’s Office, King County Clerks Office, April 1 & 8, 2008.

The Do’s, Don’ts, and Ethical Issues of Corporate Investigations, American Bar Association, Litigations Section, March 11, 2008.

Masters of the Courtroom: A Display of Innovative and Proven Trial Techniques, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Phoenix, AZ, 2 day seminar, March 6-7, 2008.

28th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Washington State Bar, Seattle, WA, 2 day seminar, February 22-23, 2008.

Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1 day seminar, Seattle, WA, November 9, 2007.

Fraud in the Securities and Financial Industry, Seattle Local Compliance Roundtable, National Society of Compliance Professionals, September 25, 2007.

Crash of a Credit Union, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Seattle, WA, August 29, 2007.

Annual District Meeting for Judges and Lawyers, Western District of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 30, 2007.

Aiding and Abetting or Advising and Assisting? A Lively Discussion of Reynolds v. Schrock, Oregon Securities Regulation Section, Portland, OR, March 21, 2007.

Ethical Challenges and Changes, Portland Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, March 20, 2007.

Annual Northwest Securities Institute , Oregon State Bar, Portland, OR, 2 day seminar, February 1-2, 2007.

Meet the Securities Regulators, WSBA CLE, Seattle, November 30, 2006.

Investigating by Computer, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2 day seminar, Seattle, September 16-17, 2006.

High-Tech/Internet Fraud and the Law, Seattle, ACFE seminar, Seattle, June 28, 2006.

Litigation Section Midyear CLE, 1 day seminar, Seattle, June 16, 2006.

26th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, 2 day seminar, Seattle, February 17-18, 2006.

Meet the Securities Regulators, WSBA CLE, Seattle, WA, November 11 , 2005.

Attorney Fees: Honest Pay for Honest Work, WSBA CLE, Seattle, 1 day Seminar, October 27, 2005.

Bankruptcy Appeals, Bankruptcy Committee of the Federal Bar, Seattle, February 25, 2005.

Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Oregon State Bar, Portland, OR, 2 day seminar, February 11-12, 2005.

The Jury System: Preserve it or Destroy It, Seattle University School of Law, 1 day seminar, Seattle, April 8, 2005.

Basic Bankruptcy Litigation in Washington, NBI, Inc. Seattle, 1 day Seminar, February 18, 2005.

A Day on Trial, ABOTA Foundation, 1 day seminar, Seattle, October 8, 2004.

The Public Records Act – Exposed!, WSBA CLE, 1 day seminar, Renton, WA, September 24, 2004.

Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Securities Exchange Commission, 1 day seminar, Washington, DC, September 20, 2004.

Church and State: What Role Should Religion Play in the Country’s Public Life, Seattle University School of Law, 1 day seminar, Seattle, September 17, 2004.

ERISA Fiduciary Update: Mutual Fund Scandals, Lawsuit Settlements and Other …, ABA Business Law Section, Seattle, April 2, 2004.

Lawyers Caught in Enron Spotlight, ABA Business Law Section, Seattle, April 1, 2004.

The Evolving Relationship with Auditors in the New Corporate Environment, ABA Business Law Section, Seattle, April 1, 2004.

A Whole New World of Credit Reporting, Privacy and ID Theft Prevention, ABA Business Law Section, Seattle, April 1, 2004.

Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Securities Exchange Commission, 1 day seminar, Arlington, VA, September 22, 2003.

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