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Director Comey Speaks at 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute in New York

As a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute, FBI Director James Comey explained some of the biggest threats the Bureau faces—and corporate crime ranks near the top.

May 19, 2014 05:30 PM

Director Comey Speaks at 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute in New York


As a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute, held at the New York City Bar Association today, FBI Director James Comey explained some of the biggest threats the Bureau faces—and corporate crime ranks near the top.

Drawing on insights gleaned from his experience as a U.S. Attorney, as a lawyer in the private sector, and as head of the FBI, Comey tackled issues such as corporate fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, and insider trading, while also discussing some of the more challenging aspects of the work we do as it relates to these types of crimes.

Acknowledging the inherent team effort involved in our white-collar crime investigations, Comey emphasized that our partnerships extend beyond law enforcement and other government agencies.

“You can help create strong compliance practices,” Comey told the audience of lawyers. “You can encourage self-reporting and transparency. You can advise boards on the vital importance of understanding culture. You have the power to guide corporate leaders on the right course. You can help create a culture of integrity, honesty, and fair dealing.”

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