Krista Tongring serves as a managing director in the Guidepost Solutions Washington, DC office, where she oversees a variety of compliance issues and investigations for clients. She brings a vast background of investigative, governmental, regulatory and compliance experience to Guidepost Solutions, which allows her to provide clients with personalized, thorough, and dedicated solutions.
Before joining Guidepost Solutions, Ms. Tongring established an accomplished career at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Most recently, she served as the Acting Section Chief at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Compliance. She led policy discussions and developed strategies to implement new and revised policies. She worked to establish a more efficient policy review process through the use of an electric workflow and centralized policy website.
Prior to taking on the role of Acting Section Chief, Ms. Tongring served as a Senior Attorney for the DEA Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section. In addition to litigating administrative actions, she supervised investigations to ensure compliance with the Controlled Substances Act, and coordinated DEA investigators, gathered evidence, conducted witness interviews, and prepared litigation recommendations.
Ms. Tongring spent a significant portion of her career as a federal prosecutor first in the criminal enforcement-side of the Tax Division and then in the Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS). In these roles, she investigated and prosecuted complex criminal matters, including racketeering, money laundering, abusive trust and other tax matters, international organized crime, criminal asset forfeiture, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. While a member of OCGS, Ms. Tongring also served as Associate Counsel to DOJ’s International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center (IOC-2) where she represented the agency in high-level meetings with members of law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and global law enforcement agencies.
During her lengthy career in federal service Ms. Tongring has received numerous awards for her work, including the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, the Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award, a Special Achievement Award, and numerous Performance Awards. She was also named an honorary IRS-CI Special Agent by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division for her work on a particularly complex abuse trust tax case.