George L. Fields, Jr., IGI’s Director of Due Diligence and Background Matters, has more than 40 years of highly successful experience in managing and conducting complex white collar and financial investigations. In his nearly 15 years with IGI, Fields has developed a practice of conducting cost effective and time sensitive international and domestic due diligence and background inquiries on behalf of IGI clients, including corporations, banks and hedge funds, who are recruiting senior level executives and other high profile employees for key positions of responsibility. His background research efforts regarding client’s adversaries have included individuals involved in hostile takeovers, short sellers, renegade employees and individuals previously associated with suspect hedge funds.
Fields joined IGI after heading the District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue, Criminal Investigation Division. Prior to this, he had a long and successful career with the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division, where he directed the Office of Tax Crimes.
Fields’ last position with the IRS was as the principal assistant to the Deputy Director of the National Operations Division for formulating policy, developing procedures and providing program guidance on all tax crimes, including fraud in the areas of health care, insurance, gaming, public corruption, excise tax, bankruptcy, illegal tax protestors and general tax crimes.
Fields also served as the IRS’ liaison to the Treasury Department and Congress for matters pertaining to criminal tax issues. Prior to his Washington, D.C. posting, he held a number of successively more responsible position in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Oklahoma.
He is a graduate of the Josephson Institute for Ethics and Integrity, where he helped to develop and teach numerous courses in this area as well as in the area of workplace sexual harassment.
Fields holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.