Alan M. Katz joined Guidepost Solutions as a senior forensic auditor in 2013. Previously he spent 22 years as a Special Agent with the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division where he conducted complex white-collar financial investigations involving criminal tax, money laundering, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, contract fraud, labor racketeering, disadvantaged/minority business enterprise fraud, prevailing wage violations, kickbacks, extortion, union payoffs, organized crime influence, bank secrecy violations, as well as financial transactions designed to facilitate these activities.
Mr. Katz was the founding and lead agent assigned to the Federal Construction Fraud Task Force, which was created to investigate corruption within the construction industry. Those investigations yielded more than 60 prosecutions and 28 debarments and forfeiture orders exceeding $180 million. He conducted and supervised all aspects of criminal investigations including document analysis, tracing financial transactions, preparing charts and exhibits, interviewing witnesses and subjects, securing evidence from outside sources, surveillance, undercover operations, executing arrest and search warrants, coordinating multi-agency involvement and executing criminal and civil forfeitures. Many of Mr. Katz’ investigations included analyzing voluminous and highly sophisticated financial documents of individuals and businesses in an effort to detect patterns, anomalies and schemes in uncovering fraudulent activity, and, he has substantial experience deciphering and analyzing a business’ accounting systems, books of original entry, financial statements and tax returns.
The success of Mr. Katz’ investigations resulted in numerous awards including the Department of Transportation Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Achievement in 2002, the Award for Excellence from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency in 2005, the True American Hero Award from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation in 2008, the Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Transportation in 2010, the Investigator of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation in 2011 and several awards from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Katz was an auditor with a public accounting firm where he planned, coordinated and administered audit engagements; analyzed the books and records of diversified clients; reviewed and prepared financial statements, financial reports and tax returns; and prepared reports on internal controls and operating procedures.
Mr. Katz has spoken at more than 20 training programs for law enforcement agents, attorneys, accountants and auditors of various federal, state and local departments and agencies. He has also instructed at C.W. Post University.