Katya Gozias manages complex investigative, business intelligence and risk mitigation consulting assignments all around the world. She has served as an advisor and problem solver to senior executives of multinational corporations and law firms for nearly 15 years, overseeing clients’ most complex and sensitive problems involving integrity and reputational risks. Ms. Gozias is an expert at blending desktop-based public records, database, and social media research with extensive field work and interviewing techniques. She has managed a wide array of cases ranging from product tampering to internal fraud investigations and has also conducted complex multi-jurisdictional asset searches and investigations on the dark web.
As a compliance professional, Ms. Gozias has helped craft, review, improve and implement U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs as well as conducted AML reviews for money service businesses, payment processors, credit unions, and insurance companies. She is an active member of FTI Consulting’s Cannabis practice where she advises clients on matters relating to due diligence and compliance with FinCEN and Cole Memo guidelines. She has also worked on various bank monitorships and assisted with lookback investigations.
Ms. Gozias has spoken on panels for webinars with topics ranging from anti-bribery and corruption to ethics and liability of professional service firms. She speaks at various financial crime and fraud conferences on utilizing open source intelligence and working with law enforcement. Ms. Gozias previously served as a senior consultant in corporate investigations for Control Risks. In the past, she has also served as a certified mediator, interned for U.S. Navy JAG in Yokosuka, Japan and was a summer associate at a patent law firm in Tokyo.
Ms. Gozias has an advanced anti-money laundering specialist certification (CAMS-Audit), is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is also trained in the Advanced Course of the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation. She currently serves as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Fraud Magazine, and is the current Co-Chair of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS).
Ms. Gozias is a native Russian speaker, intermediate in Japanese and has working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of Houston.
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