Michael has experience providing integrity and compliance monitoring services to government agencies construction companies, and money service businesses.
Michael also assists companies with matters involving alleged financial statement fraud, and accounting firms with claims arising from professional liability issues. He helps counsel evaluate accounting, auditing, and financial reporting issues; and he assists with the preparation of court filings and expert reports. Michael has been involved in various high profile cases and has provided litigation services to clients in numerous industries including real estate, financial services, software, healthcare, and manufacturing.
- Project director for the Western Union AML Compliance monitorship. Responsibilities included, among other things, conducting an assessment of Western Union’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program as implemented in the Southwest Border region of the United States, and conducting testing to determine whether Western Union successfully implemented recommendations for improvement of its AML Compliance Program.
- Lead auditor for the integrity monitoring team hired by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation to perform construction contract audits related the $463 million expansion and renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
- Lead auditor of the team hired by the Board of Education of the City of New York to serve as the integrity monitor for two school bus companies that were involved in paying cash bribes to New York City Department of Education bus inspectors.
B.S., Accounting, St. John’s University, 1999
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
Certified Public Accountant, State of New York
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Certified in Financial Forensics