Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Adjunct Professor

Michael has recently joined the practice of Financial Investigative Services as a partner where he utilizes his skills as a forensic accountant to investigate whistleblower claims, provide litigation support services, and render tax controversy advisory services.

Michael recently transitioned from the Internal Revenue Service after 30 years of service. Michael began his career with the IRS as a revenue agent where he audited taxpayers across the spectrum from small business owners up to large-capitalization public entities. In 2001, Michael was appointed as a special agent and trained for over 6 months at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Georgia. After 9/11, Michael joined a multi-agency task force investigating the financial activities of suspected terrorists. Early in his career, Michael coordinated undercover stings of unethical return preparers. Michael later served on the Department of Justice task forces investigating tax shelter crimes and bankruptcy fraud crimes. Michael closed his career with the IRS investigating executive officers of publicly-traded companies for a wide range of tax crimes.

Michael has been an instructor in Yeshiva University's MSA and MST programs since 2009 teaching a wide range of accounting and tax courses including Forensic Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Tax Practice & Research. Michael earned his CPA, CFE, MBA, and MS in taxation.

Michael is the treasurer and a board member of the Mogen Safety Council, a non-profit entity formed to protect Jewish institutions from physical and terroristic threats.