Thomas A. McShane oversees the Monitoring and Investigations practice for Guidepost Solutions. During his tenure, Mr. McShane directed complex investigations into allegations of corrupt practices by the management of corporations in the entertainment, healthcare, media and industrial products fields; coordinated and oversaw the development of comprehensive security solutions for two major sports facilities recently built in the New York metropolitan area; and spearheaded the development of the firm’s Independent Monitorship Program under which Guidepost is currently retained on behalf of law enforcement authorities to oversee and report on the operations of a major metropolitan area hospital, a prominent Long Island construction company and one of the largest electrical contractors on the east coast. He also oversees the company’s due diligence and asset searching services.
Mr. McShane has worked with numerous governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including the Department of Investigation of the City of New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Attorney General, the New York City Business Integrity Commission, and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
Mr. McShane began his career as a prosecutor in the Office of the Nassau County District Attorney where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of public officials and employees. He left to serve as a counsel to the New York State Commission on Government Integrity, a blue-ribbon commission created by the Governor of New York to investigate the roots of corruption in the institutions of government throughout the State. In that capacity, he designed and implemented investigative strategies and supervised the commission’s team of investigative auditors and detectives in broad-ranging investigations of government practices.
Mr. McShane later served as Chief Counsel to a successor commission, the New York State Temporary Commission on Local Government Ethics. In that role, he supervised the Commission’s investigative and legal staff in a statewide audit of the procedures and practices of municipal government. He provided counsel and guidance to municipalities regarding the creation of codes of ethics crafted to eliminate corrupt practices and to strengthen public confidence in the integrity of government.
Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. McShane was a partner in the New York City law firm of McKeegan, McShane & Drago, PC, where he specialized in the representation of individual and commercial clients in all aspects of civil litigation, including trials and appeals.