- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 213 452 6314
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- 350 S. Grand Avenue
- Suite 3000
- Los Angeles, CA, 90071
- United States
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.A., Asian Studies, Baylor University
- J.D., University of Houston
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist - Audit (CAMS-Audit)
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- International Security Management Association (ISMA)
- Anti-money Laundering
- Asset Tracing & Recovery
- Bribery & Corruption Investigations & Compliance
- Corporate Fraud & Investigations
- Due Diligence
Katya Hirose is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Los Angeles. Ms. Hirose joined FTI Consulting in 2013 and is a member of the Global Risk & Investigations practice. She manages complex investigative, business intelligence and risk mitigation consulting assignments undertaken by FTI Consulting globally and domestically.
Ms. Hirose 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 around the globe involving integrity and reputational risks. She is an expert at blending desktop-based public records, database, and social media research with extensive field work and interviewing techniques.
Ms. Hirose 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. Hirose has helped craft, review, improve and implement 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.
Ms. Hirose 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. Hirose 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. She 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. Hirose has an advanced anti-money laundering specialist certification (CAMS-Audit) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She 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 ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). She is a native Russian speaker, intermediate in Japanese and has working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.