Skip to main content
On Demand

Investigating Fraud and Other Financial Crimes

Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Advanced |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Beginner |  Interviewing
Staci E. Dresher |  Rosha Jones |  Jenna Leyton-Jones |  Ms. Ellen London
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 22, 2024
Never expires.


Session Description: 

There are issues and nuances that are unique to investigating fraud, bribery, kickback schemes, conflicts of interest and other allegations of financial wrongdoing. These may include whether the client should self report to the relevant government regulator, contact the District Attorney’s office or DOJ to disclose the possible criminal acts, or hire a private investigator to follow the trail of money. A seasoned private investigator, former federal prosecutor and employment litigator will discuss how they approach and manage investigations involving claims of theft and fraud. Throughout the presentation, they will provide tips and tricks and discuss real case studies. 


Fraud claims are outside the comfort zone for many internal and external investigators. Through attending this session, students will understand and be able to:

  • Navigate cases that involve claims of fraud, bribery and other financial crimes
  • Know when to suggest engaging subject-matter experts
  • Avoid common pitfalls


The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time-sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice. 


HRCI Credits

HR (General) Credits: 1.0



SHRM PDCs: 1.0


California MCLEs: 1.0



Staci E. Dresher's Profile

Staci E. Dresher

Founder, Attorney, Investigator

DCI Group

Staci E. Jones is an experienced private investigator, workplace misconduct attorney and corporate risk-mitigation consultant with 20+ years experience at the intersection of law and investigations. After a career as a civil litigator and partner and in-house counsel at a global corporate intelligence firm, Staci formed DCI Group to conduct investigations of workplace misconduct and gather facts and evidence for lawyers and corporate decision-makers with a team of seasoned attorneys and investigative researchers. Staci has quarterbacked dozens of internal corporate investigations and assisted white collar defense teams involving claims of theft and financial fraud.

Rosha Jones's Profile

Rosha Jones

Folger Levin

Rosha Jones has successfully litigated individual, PAGA, and class-action employment matters on behalf of both employers and plaintiffs in state and federal courts and handled claims before state and federal administrative agencies involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour claims. In her preventative counseling practice, Rosha advises clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, harassment prevention, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, and wage-and-hour issues. Rosha has advised clients on dozens of workplace investigations involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, and financial misconduct.

Jenna Leyton-Jones's Profile

Jenna Leyton-Jones


Leyton Jones Law, APC

Jenna H. Leyton-Jones is an experienced employment law attorney and trusted business advisor.  Her firm—Leyton Jones Law, APC—is based in San Diego and offers employment law advice and counsel, employee training, and independent workplace investigations.

Jenna has been awarded an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell for achieving the highest level of professional excellence based on her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. She has also been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers®, San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar,” and San Diego Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” lists.

Jenna is an AWI Certificate Holder, co-convener of the San Diego Local Circle, and member of AWI’s webinar committee.

Ms. Ellen London's Profile

Ms. Ellen London

London & Stout P.C.

Former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), who worked in both Manhattan and San Francisco, and prosecuted various large and complex fraud cases, including cases against Countrywide, Deutsche Bank, and Wells Fargo, among others. With regard to Wells Fargo, Ellen was the lead civil attorney for the Northern District of California that was part of the government team that secured a $3 billion settlement based upon the sales practices investigation. In private practice, Ellen leads investigations for various companies, nonprofits, and public entities, in addition to litigating complex fraud matters.