John Hanson

John Hanson

Managing Director


BDO Washington D.C. Office



Executive Summary

John is a managing director in BDO’s Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services practice. He has almost 30 years of fraud investigations, forensic accounting, corporate compliance and ethics, and auditing experience. John has earned a reputation as a highly-skilled complex corporate fraud examiner, and has become widely-known for his work and thought leadership on Independent Corporate Monitorships. As a voting member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section's Standards Committee on Corporate Monitor Standards, his practical experience as a Monitor and extensive knowledge about Monitors contributed significantly to the ABA’s Standards on Corporate Monitors.

John has led the fraud investigations and forensic accounting practice of a consulting firm, where he focused on helping organizations prevent, detect, respond to, and resolve issues associated with misconduct, fraud, and questions of corporate integrity. He also served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for nearly 10 years, specializing in white collar crime and investigating a wide variety of complex fraud schemes and financial crimes. Prior to the FBI, he spent five years as the director of internal audit and quality control for a large privately-held mortgage origination and servicing company in New Orleans.

As a Monitor or in support of Monitors, John has reported to the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Virginia State Society of CPAs


B.S., Accounting, University of New Orleans