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Meric Craig Bloch

Principal, Winter Compliance LLC

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Meric Craig Bloch is the Principal of Winter Compliance LLC, a consulting practice helping organizations create effective internal investigations programs through investigation process design, investigator training, and investigations management. He has designed, implemented and managed the workplace-investigations processes for multinational Fortune 500 companies, trained thousands of HR and compliance professionals to conduct investigations and has conducted more than 400 internal investigations of fraud and serious workplace misconduct in the US and internationally.

Meric is an attorney, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – Fellow, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Professional Certified Investigator and has written two books on investigations as well as chapters in industry publications. He is on the faculty of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ Basic Compliance and Ethics Academy.

Service Offerings & Specialties

Designing or Optimizing the Investigation Process

  • assess your current investigations process to measure its effectiveness
  • improve the process to ensure that its structure fits your organization’s specific risk profile and your ethics-and-compliance program goals
  • prepare policies, protocols and templates to ensure that investigations are done consistently and with reliable results
  • ensure that your process is effective and relevant

Investigations Coaching and Monitoring

  • expert coaching to enable internal staff to complete the investigation at a fraction of the cost of referring it to outside resources
  • advisory services to support your day-to-day management of the investigations program to ensure that the process is efficient, business focused, and protects the organization

Investigations

  • conduct investigations on behalf of companies
  • single workplace investigation or a broader engagement to handle all of a company’s workplace investigation needs
  • complement your existing resources to investigate incidents which arise outside of the ordinary course of business but which are less than those situations requiring a full law-firm response
  • investigate part or all of a case that is being handled by outside counsel

Training – see below

Course Syllabus

  • Basic investigation techniques
  • Conducting effective workplace interviews
  • Predicating and planning an investigation
  • Detecting deception in interviews
  • Investigation report writing
  • Conducting an investigation under direction of counsel
  • Managing a workplace investigation process
  • Demonstrating the business value of workplace investigations
  • Minimizing retaliation claims in your investigations process
  • Fraud awareness and education
  • Hotline management and intake

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