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Patrick Westerhaus, CPA, CFE, CAMS

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Patrick A. Westerhaus, CPA, CFE, CAMS, has more than 20 years of experience spanning advisory, investigative, financial services, and technology entrepreneurship, including a 12-year tenure in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC). He delivers business impact across disciplines, from financial forensics to white-collar criminal investigations, fraud prevention, cryptocurrency, and cybercrime prevention.

Patrick joined the FBI six years ahead of the average Agent hire and his last position was at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force’s (NCIJTF) Virtual Assets Unit. During his tenure in the FBI, Patrick led investigations into corporate/government fraud, public corruption, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber fraud/theft. He remains at the leading edge of forensic techniques and holds a U.S. patent for a technical cybercrime solution.

Patrick is a member of J.S. Held’s Digital Investigations & Discovery team, focusing on financial forensics to white-collar criminal investigations, fraud prevention, cryptocurrency, and cybercrime prevention.

Key Expertise

  • Financial Institution Fraud Prevention
  • Cyber Security
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Network Applications
  • Business Intelligence & Investigations
  • Risk Mitigation & Management
  • Data Analytics & Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Risk & Compliance Testing

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of VA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • CIBOK Editorial Committee
  • 2023 ACFE Hubbard Award for Top Fraud Magazine Article