Newly Appointed FCIC Senior Staffer Martin Biegelman to Headline 2009 Governance Summit in Franklin, TN with Sherron Watkins and Cynthia Cooper

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Martin Biegelman, Recently Appointed to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), Will Join Sherron Watkins and Cynthia Cooper as a Headline Speaker at the 2009 Governance Summit. The Summit Takes Place in Franklin, TN December 9th and 10th. For More Information Visit

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Martin Biegelman was recently appointed Assistant Director for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). The FCIC mission is to investigate the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the worst since the Great Depression. The bipartisan congressional commission will examine the causes, domestic and global, of the financial crisis in the United States and report findings and conclusions to the President and Congress. Mr. Biegelman will be on a leave of absence from his role as Director of the Financial Integrity Unit at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA while he serves on the FCIC.

Mr. Biegelman will be a featured speaker at the 2009 Governance Summit being held December 9-10, at the Embassy Suites – Cool Springs, Franklin, TN. The Conference is being co-hosted by The CooperGroup, LLC.

11 Speakers will join Mr. Biegelman including two of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year, Sherron Watkins, former Enron VP and co-author of Power Failure; and Cynthia Cooper, CEO of the CooperGroup, LLC, author of Extraordinary Circumstances, and former WorldCom VP.

The 2009 Governance Summit will be of particular interest to those in the accounting, auditing, fraud examination, ethics and compliance, and legal communities.

This conference is designed to address a comprehensive cross-section of topics including Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention and Detection, and Ethics and Compliance. The diverse lineup of experts will share their experiences, lessons learned, and best practices to help those in the governance arena deal with issues that face companies in this challenging economy.

Summit Speakers:

Martin Biegelman, Author, Speaker, Director of Financial Integrity, Microsoft Corporation, and Assistant Director for the Financial Crises Inquiry Commission

Cynthia Cooper, CEO of The CooperGroup, LLC, Author, International Speaker

Paul Fiorelli, Author, International Speaker, Professor of Legal Studies at Xavier University

Rick Funston, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gerald Kelly, Fraud, Forensic, and Litigation Services, Whisenant, Steward, Watrous & Associates, PLLC

Stephen Martin, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Corpedia

Emil Moschella, Ethics and Compliance Consultant, Attorney-at-Law

Sandy Pundmann, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Rowe, Ethics and Compliance Consultant

Glyn Smith, Principal, The CooperGroup LLC

Sherron Watkins, Leadership Advocate, International Speaker and Author

Trent Watrous, Partner, Whisenant, Steward, Watrous & Associates, PLLC

Summit Topics:

Leadership Lessons From Enron: Bulletproofing Your Organization is Simple but not Easy

The Financial Meltdown and Recent Scandals: Causes, Commonalities and Lessons Learned

The Evil That is Identity Theft: The Past, Present, and Future of this Global Epidemic

Surviving and Thriving in Turbulence: Enterprise Risk Management for the Future

Lessons and Best Practices from 35 Years as a Fraud Investigator

Culture is as Culture Does: Fostering a Do-The-Right-Thing Culture to Reduce Risk and Drive Opportunity

Assessing Fraud Risk: Everybody's Business

WorldCom: One of the Largest Corporate Frauds in History

The Value of Values: Why Ethics Matter

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Worldwide Fight Against Bribery and Corruption

Ponzi Schemes & Bernard Madoff: The Unraveling of Investment Schemes During the Financial Crisis

Ethics & Compliance: Ensuring that your Organization has a Best Practice Program

HealthSouth: Collapse of a Rehab Empire

For more information and to register, please visit

About The CooperGroup, LLC:
The CooperGroup, LLC provides strategic consulting, training and advisory services. The CooperGroup team members have varied backgrounds in ethics, compliance, law, audit and accounting and hold a variety of professional designations. Practice areas include:

Ethics and Compliance
Fraud Prevention and Detection
Internal Audit and Controls
Keynote Presentations and Leadership Development
Board-level Training

For more information, visit The CooperGroup, LLC website at


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