Shanon Mast brings over 25 years professional experience from the legal and financial fields, including 14 years in federal law enforcement and investigations. She has held positions in the private sector as Contracts and Tax Manager, Finance Coordinator, Paralegal, and Consultant. Ms. Mast further served the U.S. Government as a Special Agent with the Departments of Treasury (IRS Criminal Investigation) and of Homeland Security Investigations.
Ms. Mast earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Thereafter, she pursued post baccalaureate studies at University of San Diego, graduating with Honors from the A.B.A. accredited Lawyer’s Assistant Program and receiving Paralegal certificate.
During her career as a Special Agent, Ms. Mast has been relied upon for expertise in Tax, Public Corruption, Major Frauds, Complex Conspiracies, Money Laundering, and Asset Forfeiture. She completed numerous advanced training programs presented by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), U.S. Attorney’s Office Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF), Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), as well as by other federal, state, local and private agencies.Working jointly together, in cooperation with other investigative and enforcement agencies, Ms. Mast’s specialty work-group assignments include Project Green Quest, JTTF, BEST (Border Enforcement Security Task Force), and the Drug Enforcement Administration led Los Angeles HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) and Arizona OCDETF Strike Force. She performed key leadership roles in collateral duties as Public Information Officer, new-hire Mentor and Training Officer, course training Facilitator and Instructor, and Acting Supervisory Special Agent.
In addition to Ms. Mast’s Special Agent responsibilities, she has been an active member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) since 2001. Ms. Mast served over 11 years in elected positions as the Los Angeles Chapter 25 Secretary/Treasurer and on the professional organization’s Executive Board as National Awards Director.The combination of her strong educational background and specific experiences makes Ms. Mast an ideal addition to the Potter & Co. as Director of our Litigation Support Division.