CC330: Due Diligence and Internal Investigations

Due diligence is the evaluation of a third party’s appetite for risk to determine whether they are a suitable business partner for your organization. This course is a practical guide to carrying out external and internal investigations. During these four weeks, we’ll discuss types of organizations that are riskier than others and best practices for weighing risk against opportunity when conducting an assessment before turning our attention to the whys and hows of internal audits.



Due Diligence and Internal Investigations

You’ll walk through the steps of an inquiry, including how to gather the information you need, to determine how much auditing is required, what to do with the data you collect, and how to report your findings to those who need it. You’ll learn about the concerns associated with certain types of third parties, and the instructor will include recommendations for creating contracts once business is approved.


Topics Include:

  • Approaches to root cause analysis
  • Understanding why internal and external investigations are necessary
  • The best sources of information for each type of investigation
  • When due diligence is most important
  • How to handle the discovery of negative information



Larry Potts, MS, is a renowned corporate compliance and security expert. Most recently Larry was Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Corporate Security for Scientific Games Corporation where he developed and implemented processes for conducting business in 50 countries and oversaw 4000 due diligence investigations annually. Prior to his extensive corporate experience, Larry worked for the FBI for 24 years as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit, Chief of White-Collar Crimes, AD in Charge of Criminal Investigative Division, and Deputy Director.

Price: $595.00